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Mississippi Board of Education
November 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 October 18-19, 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, November 15, 2012.)

04.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Board Policy 2650 – Conversion Charter Schools and approval of the Conversion Charter School Petition and Conversion Plan
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

10.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

11.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for Tate County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

12.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

13.       Approval to modify contract with Conservator for Aberdeen School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

14.       Approval of appointment of Conservator for Okolona School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

15.       Approval to contract with Conservator for Okolona School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

16.       Approval of appointment of Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

17.       Approval to contract with Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

18.       Approval to modify contract with Linda B. Spence to serve as a financial consultant in Okolona School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

20.       Approval to contract with Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

21.       Approval to award Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

23.       [PULLED]

24.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations) 

25.       Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

26.       Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

27.       Approval to award a continuation grant to Mississippi State University – Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

28.       Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

29.       Approval of a three-year Interagency Agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi to continue the school program for children with autism
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

30.       [PULLED]

31.       [PULLED]

32.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Frameworks for Contemporary Health (K-8)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

33.       Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

35.       [PULLED}

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

37.       Approval of appointment of Applications Director to the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

38.       Approval to revise the following State Board Policies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

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

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

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

40.       Discussion of consent items

     A.    Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

     B.    Approval to award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

     C.    Approval of Construction Plan for an additional Career and Technical Education Center in the DeSoto County School District utilizing local fundsthe State Superintendent)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

41.       Approval of the appointment of an Interim Director of the Office of Educational Accountability
(Office of the State Superintendent)

42.       Approval of contract with Mike Kent to serve as Interim Director of the Office of Educational Accountability
(Office of the State Superintendent)

43.       Approval for the Department to submit report and recommendations prepared by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates on the agricultural high schools pursuant to SB 2760
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

2012 Outstanding Administrator of the Year
Randy Hodges, Superintendent
Lauderdale County School District

2012 Distinguished Community Arts Agency and Cultural Institution Arts Award
Charlotte Tabereaux and Dennis Sankovich
MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts

The Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator Award in Music for 2012
Shawn Morgan, Vocal/Music Skills Instructor
Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex - Jackson Public Schools

The Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator Award in Theatre for 2012
Malaika Quarterman, Theatre Teacher
Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex - Jackson Public Schools

2012 October Employee of the Month
Amy Daniel
Staff Officer III
Office of Educator Licensure

2012 November Employee of the Month
Deborah Caldwell
Education Specialist, Senior
Office of Educator Licensure

VIII.     State Board of Education

  1. Report on meetings attended
  2. Approval of attendance at meetings
  3. Approval of Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. as the date and time for the teleconference meeting of the State Board of Education 

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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