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Mississippi Board of Education
June 15, 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 May 17-18, 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, June 14, 2012.)

05.       Approval of Mississippi Principal and Teacher Evaluation Guidelines
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

06.       Approval to award discretionary grants to three school districts implementing the Excellence for All program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07.       Approval to contract with Dr. Joseph Francis Murphy to provide training for and development of the Mississippi Principal Evaluation System
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08.       Approval to terminate the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) contract with NCS Pearson, Inc.
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

11.       Approval to contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

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

14.       Approval to contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services to execute required Office of Federal Programs Cycle III monitoring
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services to execute required Office of Federal Programs Cycle III monitoring
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

 16.       Approval to remove State Board Policies 1705, 1707, 1708, 1711, 1714, 1715, and 1716
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

 A. Approval to remove State Board Policy 1705 – Armed Forces Activation

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

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

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

 E. Approval to remove State Board Policy 1714 – Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Discovery Courses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22.       Approval of Regenerated Praxis Test and recommended Passing Score for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Music Education
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)         
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A.       Approval of 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
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)                      

B.       Approval of 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
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

 23.      Approval of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the proposal to add new Praxis II
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A.  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the 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.  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the 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.  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the 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.       Approval to renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

26.       Approval of Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2012- 2013 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

27.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28.       Approval to contract with Coast Accountability Statistical Services (CASS), LLC to support transition of the accountability system
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29.       Approval to contract with Joseph DeCastra to provide project development and management
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31.       Approval to contract with DLT Solutions, Inc. to provide modifications to MSIS for Special Education program requirements
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32.       Approval to award 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board Policies
(Office of Educational Accountability)

 A. Approval to revise State Board Policy 402 – Conservatorship

 B. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1000 – Approvals, Non-Public

 C. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1302 – Parent

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

34.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise process standards in the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

 35.       Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36.       Approval for 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

37.       Approval of Appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation                        
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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 of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2013 Fee Structure
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C.  Approval of Career and Technical Education grants for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature House Bill 1593
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D.  Approval of a 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

 E.  Approval to modify Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Staff Handbook to include the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

F.  Approval to modify Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Student and book to revise the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines to include the most recent revisions regarding Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

G.  Approval of the 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)]

(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

H.  Approval of 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

I.  Approval of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1593 (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of State Superintendent)

J.  Approval of 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
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

  • 2012 Administrator of the Year Congressional District Finalists

          Nancy Bragg, Principal
          Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet
          Columbus Municipal School District
          First Congressional District

         Jane Everly, Principal
         Davis Magnet
         Jackson Public School
         Second Congressional District

         Jacob McEwen, Principal
         Northwest Rankin Middle School
         Rankin County School District
         Third Congressional District

         Rhett Ladner, Principal
         Hancock High School
         Hancock County School District
         Fourth Congressional District

  • June 2012 MDE Employee of the Month
    J. Christopher Haynes

    Education Specialist Senior
    Office of Reporting
VIII. State Board of Education

  • Report on meetings attended
  • Approval of attendance at meetings
  • Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2013
IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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