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Mississippi Board of Education
April 19, 2013
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 Special Called Teleconference Meeting of March 26, 2013

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, April 18, 2013.)

03. Approval of the proposed recommendation for the assignment of performance classifications for the 2012-2013 State Accountability System
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the proposed recommendations of the Accountability Task Force, approved by Commission on School Accreditation on April 4, 2013, for the State Accountability System beginning school year 2013-2014
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the proposed Accountability and Assessment timeline for school year 2012-2013 through 2015-2016
(Office of State Superintendent)

07. Approval of methodology to award discretionary grants to individual schools to pilot a school-wide classroom management process for teachers and administrators to support dropout prevention at the district/school level
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children (Kim Benton)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-Year Old Children
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10. Approval of textbook as recommended by the 2012 State Textbook Rating Committee for adoption in the area of Social Studies 9-12
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11. Approval to contract with vendor as recommended by the 2012 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbook in the area of Social Studies 9-12
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

12. Approval to begin the Administration Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Physical Education Framework for K-12
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13. Approval of methodology for reallocation of Title III funds in accordance with Section 3114
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14. Approval to renew contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2014, as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant, Realizing Excellence for All Children in Mississippi (REACH MS)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15. Approval to award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

16. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7219, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

17. Approval to renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company “dba” HM Receivables LLC, for Fiscal Year 2014, to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

18. Approval to modify contract with Measured Progress, to adjust state and federal funds used to execute and complete contractual obligations in the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

19. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to adjust state and federal funds used to execute and complete contractual obligations in the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

20. Approval to modify contract with Riverside Publishing Company, to adjust state and federal funds used to execute and complete contractual obligations in the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

21. Approval to renew contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2014 for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

22. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2014 for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

23. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson for Fiscal Year 2014 for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

24. Approval to renew contract with Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2014 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

25. Approval to renew contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for Fiscal Year 2014 to provide food service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval to renew the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2014 to provide security service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27.
Approval to contract with Battelle for Kids to provide modules and professional development for Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Schools on Formative Instructional Practices
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval of the newly created Critical Needs Dyslexia Therapy Loan/Scholarship Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director in the Office of Educator Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

30. Approval of appointment of Executive Director for The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31. [PULLED]

32. Approval of legal description of North Bolivar Consolidated School District and West Bolivar Consolidated School District pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.1 (Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

      A. Approval of legal description of North Bolivar Consolidated School District pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.1 (Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session)

      B. Approval of legal description of West Bolivar Consolidated School District and pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.1 (Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session)

33. Approval of the Mississippi Principal Evaluation System as the statewide principal performance appraisal system and requiring school districts to implement the system by July 1, 2013
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34. Approval to contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to perform the administrative duties for the position of Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery
(Office of State Superintendent)

35. Approval to contract with Mr. Mike Kent to serve as Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of State Superintendent
(Office of State Superintendent)

36. Approval to contract with Ray and Associates, Inc. to provide consultative services relative to conduct a national employment search for the Mississippi State Superintendent of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

37. Approval of consent items

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

      B. Approval to adopt the Common Core Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Common Core Essential Elements for Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

      C. Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Construction: Carpentry Concentration, (2) Culinary Arts, and (3) Introduction to Agriscience
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

      D. Approval to establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Law & Public Safety, (2) Energy Technology, and (3) Transportation Logistics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

      E. Approval of joint agreement between the DeSoto County Board of Education, the Board of Alderman for the City of Olive Branch, and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors for the operation and maintenance of the DeSoto County School District Career Technology Center East
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

      F. Approval of revisions to State Board Policy 1706, Commission, Hearings and Appeals
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

      G. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2013-2014 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

      H. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2013-2014 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

      I. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2013-2014 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

      J. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1404 – Meetings
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

JROTC
Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement
Rankin County School District
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Alex McGee – Brandon High School
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Martha M. (Maty) Katterjohn – McLaurin High School
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. Provine – Northwest Rankin High School
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Brittney Gordon – Pelahatchie High School
Cadet Colonel Brian L. Harrison – Richland High School

Starkville School District
Charlie Hornburger – Armstrong Middle School
Ashley Kinard – Armstrong Middle School

2013 April Employee of the Month
Demetrice Watts
Educator Licensure
Education Specialist Senior

VIII.     State Board of Education

           01.  Report on meetings attended
           02.  Approval of attendance at meetings

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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