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Mississippi Board of Education
May 17, 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 Backup Material

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

04. Report on Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Discussion of Intercept Agreement for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District  (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District and Conservator for Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

10. Discussion of contract for Conservator for the Sunflower County School District and Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract for Conservator for the Aberdeen School District  (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

12. Discussion of modifying contract with Dr. Earl Watkins to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

 13. Discussion of initiating the process to reconstitute Okolona School District that is in conservatorship (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

14. Discussion of initiating the process to merge Drew School District and Sunflower County School District into one countywide school district (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

15. Discussion of initiating the process to merge Drew School District, Indianola School District, and Sunflower County School District into one countywide school district (Senate Bill 2330) (Larry Drawdy)  Backup Material

16. Discussion of determination by the State Board of Education to officially abolish the Indianola School District, North Panola School District, and Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to perform the administrative duties for the position of Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

18. Discussion of contract with Michael D. Kent to perform the administrative duties for the Position of Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of State Superintendent (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

19. Discussion of implementation of a Teacher Preparation Data Dashboard (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Report on the proposed Mississippi Principal Evaluation System (Lynn House) Backup Material

21. Discussion of methodology to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement the Excellence for All program (Lynn House) Backup Material

22. Discussion of contract with the North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for the Mississippi Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2013 (Lynn House) Backup Material

23. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove State Board Policy 7605—Graphing Calculators Required (Lynn House) Backup Material

24. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise State Board Policy 3600—Functional Literacy Exam (Lynn House) Backup Material

25. Discussion of modifying the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) (Lynn House) Backup Material

26. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (Lynn House) Backup Material

27. Discussion of awarding a grant to the University of Mississippi to provide training and support for those educators who currently hold emergency (EC), interim (IC) and standard certification in Speech Language Therapy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of training and clinical supervision requirements for holders of emergency and interim speech/language certificates (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of contract with Cambridge Education to provide training on the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

32. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to increase Praxis Tests Cut Scores (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

33. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process 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 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

34. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process 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 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

35. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process 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 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

36. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process 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 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

37. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove the following State Board Policies (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

38. Discussion of adding Grades 5 and 8 Science to the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to be included in the 2013 Accountability Results
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

39. Discussion to remove and/or establish the following State Board of Education Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

 A. Remove State Board Policy 3800 – Graduation Requirements Backup Material

 B. To establish State Board Policy 3801 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Subject Area Testing Backup Material

 C. To establish State Board Policy 3802 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit Backup Material

40. Discussion of establishing an Accountability Task Force to review the Graduation/Dropout Component of the Statewide Accountability System based on the analysis of three (3) years of data collection (John Gilbert) Backup Material

41. Discussion of establishing State Board Policy 6901 – Licensure of School Business Administrator
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

42. Discussion of the adoption of an agency-wide Information Technology Security Policy (John Gilbert) Backup Material

43. Discussion of Consent Items Backup Material

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

B.  Renew contracts for distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House)Backup Material

C.  Renew contracts for distribution of bread and produce products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

D.  Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Abstinence Plus Policy to remain in compliance with Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Section 37-13-171 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E.  Mississippi School for the Blind Abstinence Plus Policy to remain in compliance with Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Section 37-13-171 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F.  Mississippi School for the Deaf Abstinence Plus Policy to remain in compliance with Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Section 37-13-171 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G.  Mississippi School of the Arts Abstinence Plus Policy to remain in compliance with Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Section 37- 13-171 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

44.       Consideration of Executive Session

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