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Mississippi Board of Education
July 20, 2012
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of June 14-25, 2012

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda
 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Action Items
           (Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, July 19, 2012.)

05.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils 
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery

06.       Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07.       Approval of Correction Action Plan for Jackson Public School District
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 3600—Functional Literacy Exam
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09.       Approval to remove State Board Policy 7605—Graphing Calculators Required
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MECF)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11.       Approval 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) 
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines 
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13.       Approval to award competitive three-year grants for school districts to pilot Dyslexia Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14.       Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16.       Approval to award competitive grants for 2013 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17.       Approval to contract with Blackboard, Incorporated, to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for the Office of Career and Technical Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18.       Approval to increase Praxis Tests Cut Scores to align with nationally recommended passing scores
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19.       Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20.       Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A.       Approval 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

B.       Approval 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

C.       Approval of 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

21.       Approval of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

22.       Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23.     Approval to remove the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)


A.      Approval to remove State Board Policy 1600 – Calendar

B.      Approval to remove State Board Policy 4401 – Construction Regulations

C.      Approval to remove State Board Policy 5600 – Nonpublic Approval

D.      Approval to remove State Board Policy 5800 – Parent Awards

E.      Approval to remove State Board Policy 5900 – Probation (Conservatorship)

24.     Approval to revise the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)


A.      Approval to revise State Board Policy 402 – Conservatorships

B.      Approval to revise State Board Policy 1000 – Nonpublic Approval

C.      Approval to revise State Board Policy 1302 – Parent Awards

D.      Approval to revise State Board Policy 2200– College Admission

25.       Approval to  adopt  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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26.       Approval to allow 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27.        Approval to allow 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28.       Approval to allow 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29.       Approval to revise the process standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32.       Statewide Accountability System
(Office of Educational Accountability)


A.        Approval of a temporary rule and final action to begin the APA process to hold Districts and Schools harmless for the Graduation/Dropout Component of the Statewide Accountability System for the 2012 Accountability Results based on a finding that the rule only confers a benefit to the public or some segment thereof.

B.        Approval to expand the charge of the Accountability Task Force to study the Growth Model, as well as the Graduation/Dropout Component of the Statewide Accountability System.  The Accountability Task Force will make recommendations to the Commission on School Accreditation and State Board of Education to be included in the Statewide Accountability System beginning in 2013.

C.        Approval to expand the charge of the Accountability Task Force to make a recommendation to the Commission on School Accreditation and State Board of Education regarding the Quality of Distribution (QDI) Cut Score Range for 2013 and thereafter for the Statewide Accountability System.

33.       Approval to remove the Financial Advisor assigned to the Greenville Public School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34.       Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2014
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35.       Approval of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2014
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36.       Approval of the State Board of Education’s 2013 Legislative Priorities
(Office of State Superintendent)

37.       Approval of Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
(Office of State Superintendent)

38.       Approval of Consent Items

A.        Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B.        Approval to award competitive contracts to LuVel Dairy to provide milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program          
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C.       Approval of Career and Technical Education grant award to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8700
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D.       Approval of changes to the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2012-2013 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

E.       Approval of changes to the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2012-2013 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

F.        Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)
        

39.       Approval of Federal Requirements of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request and approval as a temporary rule to become effective immediately based on a finding that the rule only confers a benefit and removes a restriction and approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process as a final rule
(Office of State Superintendent)

40.       Approval of appointment of an Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations (Office of State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

2012 Mississippi Parent of the Year Congressional District Finalists
Harry Rayburn

First Congressional District
Tupelo Public School District

Tonja Robinson-Murphy
Third Congressional District
Jackson Public Schools

Mark Glorioso
Fourth Congressional District
Pearl River County School District

2012 Mississippi Parent of the Year
Karen Hill Bedells

Second Congressional District
Clinton Public School District

July 2012 MDE Employee of the Month
Sammie Wilson

Lead Programmer Analyst
Office of Management Information Systems

VIII.     State Board of Education

    1.  Report on meetings attended
    2. Approval of attendance at meetings
    3. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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