Mississippi Board of Education
February 15, 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 Meeting of January 17-18, 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, February 14, 2013.)

07.       Approval to renew contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08.       Approval to revise methodology to reimburse schools participating in advanced learning programs for approved test fees for low-income students
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt the Common Core Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Common Core Essential Elements for Mathematics
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10.       Approval of Proposal from William Carey University for a Masters Degree in Dyslexia Therapy as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

11.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the Proposal for Redesign of the State Process Review as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

12.       Approval of Proposal from Mississippi State University for Supplemental Endorsement Programs in CTE as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

13.       Approval of Proposal from the University of Southern Mississippi for Supplemental Endorsement Programs in CTE as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

14.       Approval of Proposal from Belhaven University for Supplemental Endorsement in Computer Applications as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

15.       Approval of Proposal by Belhaven University for Coursework for Preparation for National Board Certification as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

16.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the request for Career and Technical Education for New License Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

17.       Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1 – 4
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20.       Approval to add two additional components to the Legislative Priorities of the State Board of Education
(Office of State Superintendent)

21.       Discussion of consent item 

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

VII.      Recognition Ceremony 

           MDOT 2012 RIDES Teacher of the Year
           Terry Gressett
           Union Public School District

           2013 February Employee of the Month
           Rana Hood
           Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operation
           Special Projects Officer IV

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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