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Mississippi Board of Education
May 17, 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 Special Called Meeting of April 17, 2013 and Minutes of April 18-19, 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, May 16, 2013.)

05.  Approval of contracts for the following conservators
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)
  

   A.  Approval of contract for Conservator for North Panola School District

   B.  Approval of contract for Conservator for Sunflower County School District and Drew School District

   C.  Approval of contract for Conservator for Indianola School District

   D.  Approval of contract for Conservator for Tate County School District 

   E.  Approval of contract for Conservator for the Aberdeen School District

   F.   Approval of contract for Conservator for the Oktibbeha County School District

06. Approval of appointment of Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07.  Approval of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

09.  Approval to revise the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10.  Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to early learning collaborative councils to support Pre-Kindergarten programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11.  Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

12.  Approval of Career and Technical Education grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8208
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

 14.  Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15.   [PULLED]

16.  Approval to contract with IMPACT Mississippi Education Consulting, LLC for assistance in management of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

17.  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

18.  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19.  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20.
  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21.  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22.  Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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


23.
   Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24.   Approval of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25.   Approval 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)
(Office of State Superintendent)

26.   Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 5151 – Consolidation of School District
(Office of State Superintendent)

27.   Approval of consent items

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

  B.  Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2014 Fee Structure
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

  D.  Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

  E.  Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi public school students who have scored a perfect 36 on the ACT
  • Madison Central High School
    Benjamin Branson, Joseph Branson, Hunter Bonham, Zach Ogletree
  • Northwest Rankin High School
    Annie Lu
  • Clinton High School
    Sajal Tiwary, Jenny Loome
  • Southaven High School
    Zach Buchanan
  • Oxford High School
    Taide Ding, Sam Mossing

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
2010-2011 Awardees

Mrs. Lucy McKone – Enterprise Attendance Center
Mrs. Jennifer Wilson – Northwest Rankin High School

2011-2012 Finalist
Dr. Loretta Hartfield – Rankin Elementary School (Tupelo)

2013 May Employee of the Month

Regina Johnson
Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance
Administrative Assistant II

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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