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Mississippi Board of Education
June 21, 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 May 16-17, 2013 and Special Called Meeting of May 31, 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, June 20,  2013.)

04.       Approval of methodology to award Mississippi Community Oriented Policing (MCOPs) grant dollars under Mississippi Senate Bill 2659 to local and county law enforcement agencies or local education agencies with School Resource Officers (SRO) certified in accordance with Section 37-7-321 Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05.       Approval of revised methodology to award discretionary grants to school districts, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and state agencies to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education Educators in Residence program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

06.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

07.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-Year Old Children
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

08.       [PULLED]

09.       Approval to contract with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (SUNY - ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10.       Approval to contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11.       Approval to contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC, to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

12.       Approval to contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for the operation of the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2), Grades 5 and 8
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13.       Approval to award a discretionary grant to Noxubee County School District for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14.       Approval to extend contract with Xap Corporation to provide a Career Information Delivery System
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to contract with Canvas by Instructure to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for the Office of Career and Technical Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

16.       Approval to contract with Bruce Stirewalt to provide services relative to technical assistance as a consultant for the Mississippi Career and Technical Education program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

 17.       Approval to award competitive grants for 2014 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

18.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Career Academy Implementation Project
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

19.       Approval to modify the Memorandum of Agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Community College Board
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

20.       Approval of appointment of an Education Bureau Director II with the Office of Career and Technical Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

21.       Approval to modify grant awards to two pilot school districts implementing the Excellence for All program for the purpose of providing ACT and Cambridge professional development for five pilot school districts
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

22.       Approval to extend contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide developers for modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment and contract system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

23.       Approval to contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

 24.       Approval to contract with Fluency Plus, LLC to provide consultative services to the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide technical assistance and training to selected school districts and State agency school programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

25.      Approval of grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2013-2014 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26.       Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2013-2014 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

 27.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  Approval of revisions to State Board Policy 1706, Commission, Hearings and Appeals
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  Approval of revisions to State Board Policy 1710, Reporting Infractions

(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

30.      Approval to renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31.       Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Yazoo City School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32.       Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Leflore County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33.       Approval to contract with Coast Accountability Statistical Services, LLC to work with and assist in developing training, documentation, and business rule support for the Accountability System; also work with Office of Management Information Systems, Office of Accreditation (and Accountability), and the Office of Reporting to perform calculations, assist with investigations for appeals and meet reporting requirements
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35.       Approval to award a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards, and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts, as required by Section 37-3-4 of the MS Code Annotated of 1972
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36.       Approval of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of five full-time attorneys to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2014 (subject to Attorney General’s approval)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

 37.       Approval of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2013-2014 School Year (State Board Policy - 4904)
(Office of School Financial Services)

38.       Approval to establish State Board Policy 5151 – Consolidation of School Districts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process no public comment)
(Office of State Superintendent)

39.       Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the April 11, 2013, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

40.       Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the May 22, 2013, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

41.       Consent Agenda

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

B.        Approval of Career and Technical Education grants for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1648
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

C.        Approval to revise the Mississippi Physical Education Framework for K-12
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

D.        Approval to renew contracts with Luvel Dairy for distribution of milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program

(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

E.        Approval to award competitive contracts to various full-line food distributors to supply and deliver food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

F.         Approval to renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics, Grades K-12, Business and Technology Education, Grades K-12, and Driver’s Education, Grades 9-12
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

 G.        Approval to enter into an Agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) for the 2013-14 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H.        Approval to enter into an Agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership  (MAPQSL) for the 2013-2014 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I.          Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J.         Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Abstinence Plus Policy to remain in compliance with Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, Section 37-13-17
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K.        Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2013-2014 Crisis Response Plans
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L.         Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2013-2014 School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)


M.
        Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2013-2014 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

N.        Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2013-2014 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

O.       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 State Superintendent)

P.        Approval of Security Service Agreement with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building
(Office of State Superintendent)
 

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi public school students who have scored a perfect 36 on the ACT
  • Madison Central High School
    Hamza Patel, 11th grade student
2013 Mississippi Teacher of the Year

Joshua Lindsey, Hancock High School

2012 Mississippi Teacher of the Year
Stacey Todd, Oak Grove High School

2012 Milken Educator Award
Sabrina Morgan, Pearl Lower Elementary School

Administrator of the Year finalists:

  • Congressional District 1
    Cory Uselton, Principal
    DeSoto Central High School
  • Congressional District 2
    Chad Shealy, Principal
    Gary Road Intermediate School
  • Congressional District 3
    LaVonda Germany, Principal
    Poplar Springs Elementary School
  • Congressional District 4
    Dane Aube, Principal
    Hancock Middle School

2013 June Employee of the Month
Kelsey Blumenberg
Office of Federal Programs
Education Specialist Senior

VIII.     State Board of Education

           01.  Report on meetings attended
           02.  Approval of attendance at meetings
           03.  Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2014

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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