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Mississippi Board of Education
March 14, 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 Backup material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Backup material

03.       Report on Conservatorship (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

04.       Discussion of methodology to award a supplemental grant in support of the local improvement efforts for the persistently lowest achieving schools in the State as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to local educational agencies (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05.       Discussion to award additional discretionary grants to three (3) pilot school districts who have implemented the Excellence for All program for the purpose of purchasing testing materials (Kim Benton)  Backup material

06.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi (Kim Benton) Backup material

07.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Construction: Carpentry Concentration, (2) Culinary Arts, and (3) Introduction to Agriscience (Kim Benton) Backup material

08.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Law & Public Safety, (2) Energy Technology, and (3) Transportation Logistics (Kim Benton) Backup material

09.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the proposed recommendations for the assignment of performance classifications for the 2012-2013 State Accountability System (Mike Kent) Backup material

10.       Discussion of an Accredited Status for CARES School – Gulfport (Mike Kent) Backup material

11.       Discussion of days missed by school districts as a result of the February 10, 2013 south Mississippi tornados (Mike Kent) Backup material

12.       Discussion of consolidation lines for Bolivar County School Districts pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.1 (Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session) (Mike Kent) Backup material

            A.    Discussion of the boundary lines for the territory of the North Bolivar Consolidated School District and the West Bolivar Consolidated School District pursuant to Section 37-7-104.1

            B.  Discussion of the apportionment of the territory of the North Bolivar Consolidated School District and the West Bolivar Consolidated School District into five (5) new Board of Trustee election districts for each new school district pursuant to Section 37-7-104.1

           C.   Discussion of the boundary line for the West Bolivar Consolidated School District to consist of the territory of the Benoit School District, West Bolivar School District, and Shaw School District pursuant to Section 37-7-104.1

 
          D.  Discussion of the apportionment of the territory of the West Bolivar Consolidated School District into five (5) new Board of Trustee election districts pursuant to Section 37-7-104.1 as depicted in the attached map and the metes and bounds description

13.       Discussion to provide a recalculated Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) FY 2014 Base Student Cost to the legislature as required in House Bill 138, which is currently being debated in the 2013 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, should that bill become law (Todd Ivey) Backup material

14.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy – 1404 – Meetings (Lynn House) Backup material

15.       Discussion of consent items Backup material

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

            B.  Discussion to award competitive contract to ConAgra Foods, Inc., to provide food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Kim Benton) Backup material

            C.    Discussion to revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Backup material           

            D.  Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup material 

16.        Discussion of the assignment of PROBATION as the annual accreditation status of Claiborne County School District for school year 2012-2013, as recommended by the Commission on School Accreditation on March 7, 2013 Backup material

17.       Consideration of Executive Session

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