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Mississippi Board of Education
August 16, 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 July 18-19, 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, August 15, 2013.)

03.       Approval of Report from the Commission on School District Efficiency
(Office of School Financial Services)

04.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 3102 - Reporting of Unexcused Absences
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05.       Approval to establish State Board Policy 3107 - Home School Enrollment Guidelines
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)
 

06.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Pupil Transportation Handbook
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08.       Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

09.       Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To create the Student Assessment Handbook
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To adopt the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Mathematics
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

12.       Approval of the recommended pass/fail cut score for the U.S. History Subject Area Test (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13.       Approval of methodology to reallocate Neglected and Delinquent state agency and local educational agency program funds in accordance with Section 1401
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14.       Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

16.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17.       Approval of the following Carnegie unit credit for 8th grade courses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

A.     Approval 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

B.     Approval 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

18.       Approval of establishment of the Mississippi Early Exit Diploma
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

19.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

21.       Approval of the withdrawal of accreditation of the Claiborne County School District as recommended by the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22.       Action on 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)
 

23.       Consent Agenda 

A.  Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits

(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations) 

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

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

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

E.     Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

  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
  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 
  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 
  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
  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
F.  Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Crisis Management Plan

(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G.  Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Technology Plan 2013-2016

(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

 H.  Approval of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (subject to the availability of funds)

(Office of Legislative Services and Communications)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

            2012 Milken Educator
            Sabrina Morgan
            Pearl Lower Elementary School

            2012 Teacher of the Year
            Stacy Todd
            Oak Grove High School

 

            2013 August Employee of the Month
            Kenyatta (Ken) Stamps
            Office of Federal Programs
            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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