Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 February 14-15, 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.)

04.       Approval 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
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

06.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

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

09.      Approval 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

(Office of Educational Accountability)

10.       Approval of an Accredited Status for CARES School – Gulfport
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

11.        Approval of days missed by school districts as a result of the February 10, 2013 south Mississippi tornados

(Office of Educational Accountability)

12.     Approval of consolidation lines for Bolivar County School Districts pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.1 (Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

             A.     Approval 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.     Approval 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.    Approval 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.     Approval 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
(Office of State Superintendent)


14.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy – 1404 – Meetings
(Office of State Superintendent)
 

15.       Approval of consent items

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

(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

            B.     Approval to award competitive contract to ConAgra Foods, Inc., to provide food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

          
C.      Approval to revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)


16.      Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony 

           2013 March Employee of the Month
          Carey Bass
           Office of Compulsory School Attendance and Enforcement
          School Attendance Officer

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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