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Mississippi Board of Education
October 18, 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 the following Board meetings:  Special-Called Board meeting on September 11, 2013, regular scheduled Board meeting on September 12-13, 2013, and the Special-Called Board meeting on September 24, 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, October 17, 2013.)

03.       Approval to contract with Christopher J. Vecchione, Ed.D. to provide consultative services relative to training and technical assistance to schools and/or districts to comply with Senate Bill 2658
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

04.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05.       Approval to submit an additional waiver to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request for double testing flexibility for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)

(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations) 

06.       Approval of the Student Assessment Handbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

07.       Approval to contract with Cambium Education, Inc. dba Sopris Learning for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

08.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2013 Standards for the Gifted Education Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

09.       Approval of proposal from Mississippi College to recognize two Class AAA Licenses as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

    A.  Recognize the Juris Doctorate Degree as a Class AAA License as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development

    B.  Recognize the Master of Fine Arts Degree as a Class AAA License as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development

10.       Approval of proposal from Mississippi Valley State University to modify its Supplemental Endorsement Program in Mathematics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)
 

11.       Approval of proposal from the University of Mississippi to modify its Supplemental Endorsement Program in Secondary Mathematics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

12.       Approval of proposal from William Carey University to modify its Master of Arts in Teaching Program to include a Special Education Track as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)
 

13.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve a request from the Office of Career and Technical Education for new license codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

14.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve a request from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction for new license codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)
 

15.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To rename and establish State Board Policy 5300 from MS Student Information Systems to Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

16.       Approval to contract with DLT Solutions, LLC to provide services to upgrade Oracle forms and reports
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

17.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 3804 - Additional Assessment Options for Graduation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18.       Approval of an Accredited Status for Brentwood-Crossroads School
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

19.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 6902 – Required Monthly Reports to be Furnished to Local School Board
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

21.       Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the August 8, 2013, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

 22.       Consent Agenda

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

  B.       Approval of grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (Kim Benton)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

  C.       Approval of the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony


           2013 National Blue Ribbon School Winners
           Clinton Public School District
           Lovett Elementary School
           Mike Pope, Principal

           Hancock County School District
           East Hancock Elementary School
           Tara Ladner, Principal 

           Ocean Springs School District
           Oak Park Elementary School
           Jennifer Pope, Principal

           Pass Christian Public School District
           Delisle Elementary School
           Desiree Lizana, Principal

           2013 October Employee of the Month
           Sheila Miller
           Office of Reporting
           Business Systems Analyst I

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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