Mississippi Board of Education
March 16, 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 February 16-17, 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, March 15, 2012.)

02. Approval to accept the Report from the Committee on Licensure of Speech/Language Pathologist
(Office of State Superintendent)

08. Approval to modify contract with Joseph Francis Murphy to develop the Principal Evaluation System in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to modify contract with Evergreen Educational Consulting, LLC as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant also known as REACH-MS, as required by the U.S. Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8102—Career and Technical Education Ongoing Program Parameters
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval of revision/removal of the following State Board Policies
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

A. Approval to remove State Board Policy 2400 – Consolidated Applications (Federal funds)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

B. Approval to revise State Board Policy 4200 – Homeless
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

C. Approval to remove State Board Policy 4700 – Level 1 and 2 Districts Consolidated Applications
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

D. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7801 – Complaint Procedures
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

E. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7802 – Expenditure of Funds on Instruction
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)

12. Approval to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

14. [PULLED]

15. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for CARES School – Gulfport
(Office of Educational Accountability)

16. Approval of an Accredited Status for St. Charles Borromeo School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 6901
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18. 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 renew competitive contract with C. F. Sauer to provide reduced
fat portion control mayonnaise to local organizations in the State Food
Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2012- 2013 Student
Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19. Approval for a temporary rule and final action to revise Appendix A and Standard 20 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010, to provide the Career Pathway Option to be effective for seniors in school year 2011 – 2012 (Section 37-16-17 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20. Approval of salary adjustment of Education-Associate Superintendent for the Office of Communication and Legislative Services
(Office of State Superintendent)

21. Approval of appointment of Education-Bureau Manager for the Office of Communication and Legislative Services
(Office of State Superintendent)

22. Approval of salary adjustment of Education-Bureau Director II for the Office of Human Resources
(Office of State Superintendent)

23. Approval of salary adjustment of Education-Bureau Director II for the Office of Educator Licensure
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi 2012 Title I Distinguished Schools Nominees

Barr Elementary School
Jackson Public Schools

McLaurin Elementary School
Natchez-Adams School District

March 2012 MDE Employee of the Month

Shelly Jacobs
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Overnight Dorm Supervisor

VIII. State Board of Education

  • Report on meetings attended
  • Approval of attendance at meetings

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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