Mississippi Board of Education
November 15, 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 Backup material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Backup material

03.       Report on Bolivar County Consolidation as per Senate Bill 2760 (Mike Kent) Backup material

04.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish Board Policy 2650 – Conversion Charter Schools and approval of the Conversion Charter School Petition and Conversion Plan (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

05.       Report on Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

06.       Report on Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

07.       Report on Aberdeen School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

08.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

09.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

10.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

11.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

12.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

13.       Discussion to modify contract with Conservator for Aberdeen School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

14.       Discussion of appointment of Conservator for Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

15.       Discussion to contract with Conservator for Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

16.       Discussion of appointment of Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

17.       Discussion to contract with Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

18.       Discussion to modify contract with Linda B. Spence to serve as a financial consultant in Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

19.       Report on Alternative Education (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

20.       Discussion to contract with Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

21.       Discussion to award Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

22.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement the Excellence for All program (Kim Benton) Backup material

23.       [PULLED]

24.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program (Kim Benton) Backup material

25.       Discussion to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Contemporary Health (9-12)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/with no public comments) (Kim Benton) Backup material

26.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to provide partial funding for a universal screener in language arts/reading and mathematics for students in grades K-3 (Kim Benton) Backup material

27.       Discussion to award a continuation grant to Mississippi State University – Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center for the Migrant Education Program (Kim Benton) Backup material

28.       Discussion to modify 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 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 and State Board Policy 7219 (Kim Benton) Backup material

29.       Discussion of a three-year Interagency Agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi to continue the school program for children with autism (Kim Benton) Backup material

30.       [PULLED]

31.       [PULLED]

32.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Frameworks for Contemporary Health (K-8) (Kim Benton) Backup material

33.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

34.       Discussion to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

35.      [PULLED]

36.       Discussion to implement a transition plan to allow individuals who held a passing score on Praxis I and Praxis II, in the areas presented to the Board, prior to September 1, 2012 to obtain certification by September 1, 2014 (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

37.       Discussion of appointment of Applications Director to the Office of Management Information Systems (John Gilbert) Backup material

38.       Discussion to revise the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup material

   A.      To revise State Board Policy 2902 - Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools Backup material

   B.      To revise State Board Policy 2903 - Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy Backup material

   C.      To revise State Board Policy 3801 - Graduation Requirements – Policies for Subject Area Testing Backup material

   D.      To revise State Board Policy 3802 - Graduation Requirements – Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit Backup material

39.       Report of the Accountability Task Force meeting held on October 26, 2012 (John Gilbert) Backup material

40.       Discussion of consent items Backup material

   A.     Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Kim Benton) Backup material
  
B.     Discussion to award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Kim Benton) Backup material

   C.     Discussion of Construction Plan for an additional Career and Technical Education Center in the DeSoto County School District utilizing local funds (Kim Benton) Backup material

   D.     Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup material

41.       Consideration of Executive Session

 

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