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Mississippi Board of Education
May 16, 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.  Discussion from Ray and Associates, Inc. on the search for the State Superintendent of Education (Mike Kent) Backup material

04.  Reports from the following conservator school districts:  North Panola School District and Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

05.  Discussion of contracts for the following conservators (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

   A.  Discussion of contract for Conservator for North Panola School District Backup material

   B.  Discussion of contract for Conservator for Sunflower County School District and Drew School District Backup material

   C.  Discussion of contract for Conservator for Indianola School District Backup material

   D.   Discussion of contract for Conservator for Tate County School District Backup material

   E.   Discussion of contract for Conservator for the Aberdeen School District Backup material

   F.    Discussion of contract for Conservator for the Oktibbeha County School District Backup material

06.  Discussion of appointment of Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy)  Backup material

07.  Discussion of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup material

08.  Discussion to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for the Mississippi Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2014 (Kim Benton) Backup material

09.  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

10.  Discussion of methodology to award competitive grants to early learning collaborative councils to support Pre-Kindergarten programs (Kim Benton) Backup material

11.  Discussion of methodology to reallocate Homeless Education grant dollars in support of local efforts of providing supplemental services to homeless children and youth in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Kim Benton) Backup material

12.  Discussion of Career and Technical Education grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8208 (Kim Benton) Backup material

13.  Discussion to contract with the University of Southern Mississippi Live Oak Writing Project to provide consultative services relative to the 2013-2014 Writing Project Collaboration Cohort II training (Kim Benton) Backup material

 14.  Discussion to contract with Mississippi State University, Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute, to provide consultative services relative to the 2013-2014 Writing Project Collaboration Cohort II training (Kim Benton) Backup material

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16.  Discussion to contract with IMPACT Mississippi Education Consulting, LLC for assistance in management of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

17.  Discussion of proposal from Mississippi State University to accept TKT 4473/6473 as an Approved Course for Fulfilling Requirements of an Online Learning Workshop, Module, or Course as required by Career and Technical Licensure Guidelines as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

18.  Discussion of proposal from Mississippi State University for Supplemental Endorsement Program in Career Technical Education (983) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

19.  Discussion of 2012 Process and Performance Reviews of Teacher Education Preparation Programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

20.  Discussion of proposal from William Carey University to modify the Education Specialist Degree Program to include a secondary education concentration as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material 

21.  Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732) and recommended Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

22.  Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve Regenerated Praxis Tests and Recommended Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

  A.  Regenerated Praxis Middle School Mathematics (5169) Grades 7-8 Certification and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Backup material

  B.  Regenerated Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) Grades 7-12 Certification and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Backup material

  C. Regenerated Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047) Grades 7-8  Certification and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Backup material

  D. Regenerated Praxis English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) Grades 7-12 Certification and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  Backup material  

  E.
Regenerated Praxis Special Education:  Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances (0372) Certification and recommended Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup material


23.
   Discussion of the proposed recommendations of the Accountability Task Force, approved by Commission on School Accreditation on April 4, 2013, for the State Accountability System beginning school year 2013-2014
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Mike Kent) Backup material

24.   Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Mike Kent) Backup material

25.   Disscussion of the proposed Accountability and Assessment timeline for school year 2012-2013 through 2015-2016
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup material

26.   Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 5151 – Consolidation of School Districts (Lynn House) Backup material 

27.   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 Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2014 Fee Structure (Kim Benton) Backup material

  C.  Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

  D.  Discussion of request from Career and Technical Education for New License Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure  Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

  E.  Discussion of proposal for Redesign of the State Process Review as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

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

28.   Consideration of Executive Session

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