Mississippi Board of Education
October 18, 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 North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

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

05.       Report on status of current Children First Act, New Start, Charter Conversion, and Schools At-Risk Laws (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

06.       Discussion of course of action for Bolivar County School District consolidation as required by Senate Bill 2760 (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

07.       Discussion of determination that the three school districts in any Mississippi county that were under conservatorship as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education as of February 8, 2012 and applicable to the provisions of Senate Bill 2330, 2012 Legislative Session are Sunflower County School District, Drew School District, and Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

08.       Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3105 – Dropout Prevention Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

09.       Report on the progress of Senate Bill 2792, Mississippi Works Dual Enrollment – Dual Credit Option Program (Kim Benton) Backup material

10.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Contemporary Health (9-12) (Kim Benton) Backup material

11.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi (Kim Benton) Backup material

12.       Discussion of revision of the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Backup material

13.       Discussion of modifying contract with Assessment Solutions Group to provide additional services relevant to the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2) and Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Kim Benton)  Backup material

14.       Discussion of revision of the methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Kim Benton) Backup material

15.       Discussion of modifying grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Kim Benton) Backup Material

16.       Discussion of methodology to award funds to local educational agencies to provide online leadership assessments to principals (Kim Benton) Backup material

17.       Report on the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

18.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve changes to Alternate Route Programs and changes to the method of adding a supplemental endorsement in Mathematics 7-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley)  Backup material      

A. Discussion of changes to Alternate Route Programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material

B. Discussion of  changes to the method of adding a supplemental endorsement in Mathematics 7-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material

19.       Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley)

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22        Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board Policies (John Gilbert) Backup material

A.  Revision of State Board Policy 2902 - Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools

B.  Revision of State Board Policy 2903 - Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy

C.  Revision of State Board Policy 3801 - Graduation Requirements – Policies for Subject Area Testing

D.  Revision of State Board Policy 3802 - Graduation Requirements – Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit

23.       Discussion of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Brentwood-Crossroads School (John Gilbert) Backup material

24.       Report of the Accountability Task Force meeting held on October 10, 2012 (John Gilbert) Backup material

25.     Discussion of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency (Todd Ivey) Board material

26.     Discussion of consent items Backup material

A.        Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Kim Benton) Backup material

B.        Discussion of grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1593, 2012 Legislative Session (Kim Benton) Backup material

C.        Discussion to align State Board Policy 901 – Alternative Education Guidelines with Mississippi Code Annotated Section 37-13-92
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

D.        Discussion of new and regenerated Praxis II Tests as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley)  Backup material

    A.  Discussion of new Praxis II Test, Passing Score and License Code for Chinese (Mandarin) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Backup material

    B. Discussion of regenerated Praxis II Test for School Guidance and Counseling as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material

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

27.       Consideration of Executive Session

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