Mississippi Board of Education
July 19, 2012
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01.       Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Backup Material

03.       Update on Conservatorship (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04.       Update on Senate Bill 2760 (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06.       Discussion of awarding discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessment of special populations and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (Lynn House) Backup Material

07.       [PULLED

08.       Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3600—Functional Literacy Exam
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

09.       Discussion of removal of State Board Policy 7605—Graphing Calculators Required
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Lynn House) Backup Material

10.       Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MECF)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

11.       Discussion of the recommended pass/fail cut score and the cut scores for the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced Performance Levels for the U.S. History Subject Area Test (SAPT2) (Lynn House) Backup Material

12.       Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines 
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

13.       Discussion of awarding competitive three-year grants for school districts to pilot Dyslexia Programs (Lynn House) Backup Material

14.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

16.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for 2013 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century (Lynn House) Backup Material

17.       Discussion of contract with Blackboard, Incorporated, to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for the Office of Career and Technical Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

18.       Discussion of increasing Praxis Tests Cut Scores
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19.       Discussion of proposed new license for Career/Technical Director as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20.       Discussion of the proposal to add/proposed new Praxis II tests as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

A.        To add the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood Test to Current License 153 for Child Development PreK-K as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and  Development Backup Material

B.        To add the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood Test to Current License 209 for Early Oral Intervention Birth – K as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and  Development Backup Material

C.        Proposed new Praxis II Test for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Nationally Recommended Cut Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup Material

21.       Discussion of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22.       Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23.     Discussion of removal of the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

A.      To remove State Board Policy 1600 – Calendar Backup Material

B.      To remove State Board Policy 4401 – Construction Regulations Backup Material

C.      To remove State Board Policy 5600 – Nonpublic Approval Backup Material

D.      To remove State Board Policy 5800 – Parent Awards Backup Material

E.       To remove State Board Policy 5900 – Probation (Conservatorship) Backup Material

24.     Discussion of revision of the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

A.      To revise State Board Policy 402 – Conservatorships Backup Material

B.      To revise State Board Policy 1000 – Nonpublic Approval Backup Material

C.      To revise State Board Policy 1302 – Parent Awards Backup Material

D.      To revise State Board Policy 2200– College Admission Backup Material

25.       Discussion of adoption of the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning (formerly National Staff Development Council) as the state standards for professional development and revise Standard 21 – Professional Development of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26.       Discussion of allowing school districts, upon approval from the Office of Career and Technical Education, to offer ICT I in the 6th grade, ICT II in the 7th grade and STEM in the 8th grade
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

27.        Discussion of allowing a Carnegie unit earned for STEM in the 8th or 9th grade be accepted in lieu of the graduation requirement for one Carnegie unit in Computer Discovery
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

28.       Discussion of allowing the course titled Technology Foundations [replaces the three courses titled Computer Discovery (1 credit), Keyboarding (.5 credits), and Computer Applications (.5 credits)] when taken in grades 8-12, be accepted in lieu of the graduation requirement for one Carnegie unit in Computer Discovery
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

29.       Discussion of revision of the process standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

30.       Discussion of a temporary rule and final action to revise Accreditation Policy 3.0 – Performance Classification Policy of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010, to include Policy 3.1.3 Internal Review of Preliminary Accountability Results
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

31.       Discussion of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (John Gilbert) Backup Material

32.       Discussion of the recommendation of the Accountability Task Force regarding the Graduation/Dropout Component of the Statewide Accountability System based on the analysis of three (3) years of data collection (John Gilbert) Backup Material

33.       Discussion of removing the Financial Advisor assigned to the Greenville Public School District (John Gilbert) Backup Material

34.       Discussion of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2014 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

35.       Discussion of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2014 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

36.       Discussion of the State Board of Education’s 2013 Legislative Priorities (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

37.       Discussion of Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request (Gracie Sanders)

38.       Discussion of Consent Items Backup Material

A.        Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Lynn House) Backup Material

B.        To award competitive contracts to LuVel Dairy to provide milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

C.        Career and Technical Education grant award to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8700 (Lynn House) Backup Material

D.        Changes to the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2012-2013 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley)  Backup Material         

E.        Changes to the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2012-2013 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F.         Enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) for the 2012-2013 School Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G.        Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup Material

39.       Consideration of Executive Session

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