Mississippi Board of Education
October 19, 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 September 13-14, 2012 and Special Called Meeting of September 27, 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, October 18, 2012.)

06.       Approval of course of action for Bolivar County School District consolidation as required by Senate Bill 2760
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

08.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 3105 – Dropout Prevention Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

10.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Contemporary Health (9-12)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi  
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12.       Approval to revise the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

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

15.       Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16.       Approval of methodology to award funds to local educational agencies to provide online leadership assessments to principals
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  Approval of 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

B. Approval 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

19.       Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20.       [PULLED]

21.       [PULLED]

22.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board Policies
(Office of Educational Accountability)


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.       Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Brentwood School-Crossroads
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25.       Approval of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency
(Office of Financial Services)

26        Approval of Consent Items

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

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

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

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

           A.  Approval 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

            B. Approval 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

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

          National Blue Ribbon School Winners
           Pass Christian Middle School – Pass Christian Public School District
           Saucier Elementary School – Harrison County School District
           West Lincoln Attendance Center – Lincoln County School District

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

VIII.     State Board of Education

  1. Report on meetings attended
  2. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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