Mississippi Board of Education
May 18, 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 April 19-20, 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, May 17, 2012.)

05. Approval of Intercept Agreement for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District  (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District and Conservator for Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

10. Approval of contract for Conservator for the Sunflower County School District and Drew School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

11. Approval of contract for Conservator for the Aberdeen School District  (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

12. Approval of modifying contract with Dr. Earl Watkins to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

 13. Approval of initiating the process to reconstitute Okolona School District that is in conservatorship (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

14. Approval to initiating the process to merge Drew School District and Sunflower County School District into one countywide school district (Larry Drawdy)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

15. Approval to 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)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

16. Approval 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)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

17. Approval to 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)
(Office of State Superintendent)

18. Approval to 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)
(Office of State Superintendent)

19. Approval to implementation of a Teacher Preparation Data Dashboard (Lynn House)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

21. Approval of methodology to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement the Excellence for All program (Lynn House)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

23. Approval to beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove State Board Policy 7605—Graphing Calculators Required (Lynn House)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

25. Approval to modifying the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) (Lynn House)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

26. Approval of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (Lynn House)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

28. Approval of training and clinical supervision requirements for holders of emergency and interim speech/language certificates (Daphne Buckley)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

29. Approval of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) (Daphne Buckley)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

30. Approval to contract with Cambridge Education to provide training on the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (Daphne Buckley)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

32. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to increase Praxis Tests Cut Scores (Daphne Buckley)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

33. Approval to begin 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34. Approval to begin 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35. Approval to begin 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36. Approval to begin 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

37. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove the following State Board Policies (John Gilbert)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

A. To remove State Board Policy 1600 – Calendar

B. To remove State Board Policy 4401 – Construction Regulations

C. To remove State Board Policy 5600 - Nonpublic Approval

D. To remove State Board Policy 5800 - Parent Awards

E. To remove State Board Policy 5900 - Probation (Conservatorship)

38.      Approval to add 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

 A. Remove State Board Policy 3800 – Graduation Requirements

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

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

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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

41. Approval to establish State Board Policy 6901 – Licensure of School Business Administrator
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (John Gilbert)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

42. Approval of the adoption of an agency-wide Information Technology Security Policy (John Gilbert)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

43. Approval of Consent Items

A.  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Lynn House)
Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B.  Renew contracts for distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House)
Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C.  Renew contracts for distribution of bread and produce products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House)
Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

44. Consideration of Executive Session

VII. Recognition Ceremony

  • 2012 Mississippi State Winner
    National Missing Children's Day Poster

    David Park
  • Northshore Elementary School
  • 2012 Presidential Scholars
    Andrew D. Mullen
    Oxford High School

        Charlotte Wang
        Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

  • 2012 Gates MillenniumScholarship
    Kenyon King
    Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
  • May 2012 MDE Employee of the Month
    Shana Blakely
    School Attendance Officer
    Office of Dropout and Compulsory School Attendance

VIII. State Board of Education

  • Report on meetings attended
  • Approval of attendance at meetings
IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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