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Mississippi Board of Education
June 14, 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 (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

02. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings

03.       Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04.       Report on Sunflower County School District and Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05.       Discussion of Mississippi Principal and Teacher Evaluation Guidelines (Lynn House/Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

06.       Discussion of awarding discretionary grants to three school districts implementing the Excellence for All program (Lynn House) Backup Material

07.       Discussion of contract with Dr. Joseph Francis Murphy to provide training for and development of the Mississippi Principal Evaluation System (Lynn House) Backup Material

08.       Discussion of terminating the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. (Lynn House) Backup Material

09.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks (Lynn House) Backup Material

10.       Discussion of contract with Team Leaders to provide consultative services relative to the Continuous Program Improvement Monitoring Process in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 and State Board Policy 7219 (Lynn House) Backup Material

11.       Discussion of contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

12.      Discussion of contract with Fluency Plus, LLC to provide consultative services to the  Mississippi Department of Education relative to providing technical assistance to selected school districts in identified priority areas and to districts that are implementing improvement plans and corrective action plans in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 and State Board Policy 7219 (Lynn House) Backup Material

13.     Discussion of awarding grants to three (3) service providers to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree  and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 as represented in the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) (Lynn House) Backup Material

14.       Discussion of contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services to execute required Office of Federal Programs Cycle III monitoring (Lynn House) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services to execute required Office of Federal Programs Cycle III monitoring (Lynn House) Backup Material

16.       Discussion of removal of State Board Policies 1705, 1707, 1708, 1711, 1714, 1715, and 1716
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

A. To remove State Board Policy 1705 – Armed Forces Activation To remove State Board Policy 1707 – Nursery through First Grade

 
B. To remove State Board Policy 1707 – Nursery through First Grade

C. To remove State Board Policy 1708 – Postsecondary Licensure (Vocational)

D. To remove State Board Policy 1711 – Skills, K-8 Mathematics

E. To remove State Board Policy 1714 – Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Discovery Courses'

F. To remove State Board Policy 1715 – Supplemental Endorsements for ICT I, ICT II and STEM

G. To remove State Board Policy 1716 – Endorsement Code 193 for Economics 

17.       Discussion of revision to License for Career/Technical Counseling 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

18.       Discussion of proposed license for School Business Officers 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

19.       Discussion of request from Belhaven University for a Master of Education Degree Program in Reading and Literacy as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and  Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20.       Discussion of request from Mississippi College for a Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve proposed new license for Career/Technical Director as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22.       Discussion of regenerated Praxis Test and recommended Passing Score for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Music Educatio (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

A.  Regenerated Praxis Test for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development                      

B.  Regenerated Praxis Test for Music Education and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development

23.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve the proposal to add new Praxis II tests recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material   

A.  Proposal 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.  Proposal 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.  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

24.       Discussion of renewing a grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

25.       Discussion of contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26.       Discussion of Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2012-2013 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

27.       Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of five full-time attorneys to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2013 (subject to Attorney General’s approval) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

28.       Discussion of contract with Coast Accountability Statistical Services (CASS), LLC to support transition of the accountability (John Gilbert) Backup Material

29.       Discussion of contract with Joseph DeCastra to provide project development and management (John Gilbert) Backup Material

30.       [PULLED]

31.       Discussion of contract with DLT Solutions, Inc. to provide modifications to MSIS for Special Education program requirements (John Gilbert) Backup Material

32.       Discussion of awarding a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards, and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts, as required by Section 37-3-4 of the MS Code Annotated of 1972 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

33.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board Policies (John Gilbert) Backup Material

A. To revise State Board Policy 402 – Conservatorship Backup Material
 
B. To revise State Board Policy 1000 – Approvals, Non-Public Backup Material

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

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

34.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise process standards in the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards 2010 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

 35.       Discussion of the action of the Commission on School Accreditation regarding the withdrawal of accreditation of the Jackson Public School District and the established timelines in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.2.2 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

36.       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 3.1.3 Internal Review of Preliminary Accountability Results  (John Gilbert) Backup Material

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

38.       Discussion of Consent Items Backup Material

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

B.  Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2013 Fee Structure (Lynn House) Backup Material

C.  Career and Technical Education grants for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature House Bill 1593 (Lynn House) Backup Material

D.  Memorandum of Agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Community College Board for the operation of Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education programs for the State of Mississippi (Lynn House) Backup Material

E.  Modify Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Staff Handbook to include the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F.  Modify Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Student Handbook to revise the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines to include the most recent revisions regarding Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G.  Mississippi School of the Arts Internet Safety Policy to remain in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)] (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H.  Reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2012-2013 School Year (SBP - 4904) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

I.   Grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1593 (subject to the availability of funds) (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

J.  Contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

K.  Education Commission of the States (ECS) membership dues for Fiscal Year 2013 Backup Material

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

39.       Consideration of Executive Session

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