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Mississippi Board of Education
August 15, 2013
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 Back-up material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Back-up material

03.       Discussion of Report from the Commission on School District Efficiency (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

04.       Discussion to revise State Board Policy 3102 - Reporting of Unexcused Absences
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

05.       Discussion to establish State Board Policy 3107 - Home School Enrollment Guidelines
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Larry Drawdy Back-up material

06.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Pupil Transportation Handbook (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

07.       Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel (Kim Benton) Back-up material

08.       Discussion to contract with Team Leaders to provide consultative services relative to assist the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education in accordance with State and Federal regulations (Kim Benton)  Back-up material

09.       Discussion of revisions of State Board Policy 7219 and the State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material  Back-up material

10.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To create the Student Assessment Handbook (Kim Benton)  Back-up material

11.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To adopt the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Mathematics (Kim Benton) Back-up material  Back-up material  Back-up material  Back-up material  Back-up material

12.       Discussion of the recommended pass/fail cut score for the U.S. History Subject Area Test (SATP2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of methodology to reallocate Neglected and Delinquent state agency and local education agency program funds in accordance with Section 1401 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Kim Benton)  Back-up material

15.       Discussion to contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education (Kim Benton)  Back-up material

16.       Discussion to allow up to two (2) of the three (3) required science units (excluding Biology I) to be earned by completing Agriculture and Natural Resources I & II
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Mike Kent) Back-up material

17.       Discussion to approve the following Carnegie unit credit for 8th grade courses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Mike Kent) Back-up material

A.     Discussion to allow Introduction to Agriscience to be taught at the eighth (8th) grade level for one (1) Carnegie unit credit for high school graduation purposes  Back-up material

B.     Discussion to allow Carnegie unit credit in Mississippi Studies (1/2 unit) and Geography (1/2 unit) in the eighth (8th) grade beginning in school year 2013-2014  Back-up material

18.       Discussion of establishment of the Mississippi Early Exit Diploma
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Mike Kent) Back-up materia

19.       Discussion of innovative program courses to be taken in lieu of the required courses for graduation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process without public comment) (Mike Kent) Back-up material

20.       Report on the Accountability Task Force/Technical Review Team meeting held on August 12-13, 2013 (Mike Kent) Back-up material

21.       Discussion of the withdrawal of accreditation of the Claiborne County School District as recommended by the Commission on School Accreditation (Mike Kent)  Back-up material

22.       Discussion of consideration of appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the June 6, 2013, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

23.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

B.        Discussion of joint agreement between the Lafayette County School District and the Oxford School District for the operation and maintenance of the Oxford/Lafayette County School of Applied Technology (SAT) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

C.        Discussion of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

D.        Discussion of Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732) and recommended passing scores 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) Back-up material

E.        Discussion of Regenerated Praxis Tests and recommended passing scores 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) Back-up material

  1. Regenerated Praxis Middle School Mathematics (5169) Grades 7-8 Certification and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Back-up material
  2. Regenerated Praxis Mathematics:  Content Knowledge (5161) Grades 7-12 Certification and recommended passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Back-up material
  3. Regenerated Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047) Grades 7-8 Certification and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Back-up material
  4. Regenerated Praxis English Language Arts:  Content Knowledge (5038) Grades 7-12 Certification and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Back-up material
  5. Regenerated Praxis Special Education:  Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances (0372) Certification and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Back-up material

F.         Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts Crisis Management Plan (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

G.        Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts Technology Plan 2013-2016 (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

H.        Discussion of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (subject to the availability of funds) (Pete Smith) Back-up material

I.          Report of Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Back-up material

24.       Consideration of Executive Session

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