Mississippi Board of Education
January 17, 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 (Lynn House) Backup material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings (Lynn House) Backup material

03.       Report of proposed recommendations from the Accountability Task Force (Mike Kent) Backup material

04.       Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

05.       Report on Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

06.       Report on Oktibbeha County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

07.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement the Excellence for All program (Kim Benton) Backup material

08.       Discussion to modify contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate additional regional training sessions and procure related services for the Mississippi Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2013 (Kim Benton) Backup material

09.       Discussion of appointment of a School Finance Officer with the Office of Federal Programs (Kim Benton) Backup material

10.       Discussion of appointment of an Education Bureau Director II with the Office of Federal Programs (Kim Benton) Backup material

11.       Discussion to revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Backup material

12.       Discussion of textbooks as recommended by the 2012 State Textbook Rating Committee for adoption in the areas of Math K-2, Math 3-5, Math 6-8, Social Studies 4-8, and Social Studies 9-12 (Kim Benton) Backup material

13.       Discussion to contract with vendors as recommended by the 2012 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Math K-2, Math 3-5, Math 6-8, Social Studies 4-8, and Social Studies 9-12 (Kim Benton) Backup material

14.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual (Kim Benton) Backup material

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17.       Discussion of seven changes to Alternate Route Programs  and changes to method of adding a supplemental endorsement in Mathematics 7-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development to become effective September 1, 2014
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

A.  Discussion of seven changes to Alternate Route Programs outlined in the Licensure Guidelines as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material

B.  Discussion of changes to method of adding a supplemental endorsement in Mathematics 7-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material

18.       Discussion to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

19.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 1706 - Commission, Hearings and Appeals (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

20.       Discussion of the criteria for the apportionment of the two (2) new school districts (North Bolivar Consolidated School District and West Bolivar Consolidated School District) into five (5) new board of trustee election districts for each new school district as per Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session (Mike Kent) Backup material

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22.       Discussion of consent items Backup material

A. Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Kim Benton) Backup Material

B. Discussion of Construction Plan for a Career and Technical Education Center at the Wellspring Toyota Plant in Tupelo, Mississippi, utilizing local funds (Kim Benton) Backup material

C. Discussion to revise the Mississippi Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Frameworks for Contemporary Health (K-8)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Backup material

D. Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions for the following programs:  Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

E. Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup Material Backup material

23.    Consideration of Executive Session

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