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Mississippi Board of Education
January 18, 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 December 15, 2012

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, January 17, 2013.)

07.       Approval to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement the Excellence for All program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

09.       Approval of appointment of a School Finance Officer with the Office of Federal Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10.       Approval of appointment of an Education Bureau Director II with the Office of Federal Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11.       [PULLED]

12.       Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13.       Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15.       [PULLED]

16.       [PULLED]

17.       Approval 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 with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A.  Approval 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

B.  Approval 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

18.       Approval to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 1706 - Commission, Hearings and Appeals
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20.       Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21.      [PULLED]

22.       Approval of consent items

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

(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B.  Approval of Construction Plan for a Career and Technical Education Center at the Wellspring Toyota Plant in Tupelo, Mississippi, utilizing local funds

(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C.  Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D.  Approval 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

(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23.       Approval to modify contract with Joseph Fisher to serve as the Administrator of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and the Memorandum of Agreement for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

24.       Approval to modify contract with Robert L. Greer to serve as the Assistant Administrator of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and the Memorandum of Agreement for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

25.       Approval of revised Corrective Action Plan for Jackson Public School District
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

School Districts with “A” Performance Classification

Clinton Public School District
Dr. Phillip Burchfield, Superintendent

Enterprise School District
Ms. Rita Windham, Superintendent

Pass Christian Public School District
Mrs. Beth John, Superintendent

2012 December Employee of the Month
Judy Edmonds
Office of Educator Licensure
Education Specialist, Senior

2013 January Employee of the Month
Tiffany Jones
Mississippi Teacher Center
Teacher Recruiter

VIII.     State Board of Education

  1. Report on meetings attended
  2. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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