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Mississippi Board of Education
September 14, 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 August 16-17, 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, September 13, 2012.)

03.     Approval of Report on Action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04.       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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05.       Approval of the ESEA Flexibility Request, Principle 2, Differentiated Accountability as a final rule
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

06.     Approval of the 2012 Accountability Results
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11.       Approval to transform the East Oktibbeha County High School into a New Start School in accordance with law and in accordance with timelines determined by MDE based on the best interests and educational benefits of the students
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

13.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14.       Approval to modify contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2013 to provide additional technical services for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 to include indemnification language for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16.       Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013  to include indemnification language for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) 
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

18.       Approval to contract with SyLNX, Incorporated to streamline the braille and large print textbook management process for the Mississippi School for the Blind
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19.     Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation                       
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21.       Approval to deny requests of school districts to operate schools for less than one hundred eighty (180) days as the result of Hurricane Isaac
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22.       Approval of Consent Items

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

B.        Approval to establish the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

C.        Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

23.       Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24.       Approval of appointment of Education Bureau Director II to serve as Interim Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent
(Office of State Superintendent)

25.       Approval of salary adjustment of Education-Bureau Manager for the Office of Communication and Legislative Services
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

          2012 September Employee of the Month       
          Tollie Thigpen
          Staff Officer III
          Office of Accreditation

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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