Mississippi Board of Education
September 13, 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

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings

03.     Discussion of Report on Action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses (John Gilbert) Backup Material

04.       Discussion of approval of final action to hold districts and schools harmless for the Graduation/Dropout Component of the Statewide Accountability System for the 2012 Accountability Results
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

05.     Discussion of the ESEA Flexibility Request, Principle 2, Differentiated Accountability as a final rule
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Backup Material

06.     Discussion of the 2012 Accountability Results (John Gilbert) Backup Material

07.       Report of Student Performance in Conservator Districts, Schools At-Risk, and School Improvement Grant (SIG) Schools (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08.       Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09.       Report on Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

10.       Report on GED Option (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

11.       Report on New Start Schools (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

12.       Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel (Kim Benton) Backup Material

13.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations (Kim Benton) Backup Material

14.       Discussion of modifying contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2013 to provide additional technical services for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) (Kim Benton) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 to include indemnification language for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Kim Benton) Backup Material

16.       Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 to include indemnification language for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) (Kim Benton) Backup Material

17.       Discussion of modifying grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

18.       Discussion of contract with SyLNX, Incorporated to streamline the braille and large print textbook management process for the Mississippi School for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19.     Discussion of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (John Gilbert) Backup Material

20.     Report of the Accountability Task Force meeting held on September 5, 2012 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

21.     Discussion of days missed by school districts as a result of Hurricane Isaac (John Gilbert) Backup Material

22.       Discussion of Consent Items

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

B.        Discussion to establish the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

C.        Discussion of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

23.       Consideration of Executive Session

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