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Mississippi Board of Education
April 17, 2014
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 Back-up material

02. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Back-up material

03. Report on Yazoo City School District (Mike Kent) Back-up material

04. Report on consolidation status of Bolivar County (Mike Kent) Back-up material

05. Report on consolidation status of Clay County (Mike Kent) Back-up material

06. Discussion of contracts for the following conservators: (Pat Ross) Back-up material

      A. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Aberdeen School District Back-up material
      B. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District Back-up material
      C. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Claiborne County School District Back-up material
      D. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Leflore County School District Back-up material

07. Discussion of appointment of a Conservator for the Scott County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

08. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Scott County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

09. Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10. Discussion to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium for Fiscal Year 2015 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11. Discussion to renew contract with Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12. Discussion to renew the contract with The Riverside Publishing Company “DBA” HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2015 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13. Discussion to renew the contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14. Discussion to renew the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for Fiscal Year 2015 to provide food service on the campus of Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

15. Discussion to renew the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2015 to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

16. Discussion to modify contract with Communication Arts Company to provide consultative services to the Office of Child Nutrition relating to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

17. Discussion to renew contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide developers for modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment and contract system (Kim Benton) Back-up material

18. Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to support both online learning experiences and assessments (Kim Benton) Back-up material

19. Discussion to renew contract for the final year with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

20. Discussion to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

21. Discussion to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 for the operation of the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2), Grades 5 and 8 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

22. Discussion to renew contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

23. Discussion to modify contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

24. Discussion to adopt the Mississippi Extended Science Framework (MESF) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

25. Discussion of the 2014-2015 Mississippi Statewide Testing Calendar (Kim Benton) Back-up material

26. Discussion to renew contract with Cambium Education, Inc., dba Sopris Learning, for Fiscal Year 2015 for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System (Kim Benton) Back-up material

27. Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments (Kim Benton) Back-up material

28. Discussion of request from Mississippi State University for a Degree in Technology Education/Business Technology Concentration with the Added Supplemental Endorsement of 405 Business Management and 411 Business Technology (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

29. Discussion of request from Blue Mountain College for a Supplemental Endorsement in Secondary Mathematics (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

30. Discussion of changes to the Rules and Regulations of the following Loan/Scholarship Programs as recommended by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

     A. Critical Needs Teacher Loan/Scholarship Back-up material
     B. Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Back-up material
     C. William Winter Teacher Loan/Scholarship Back-up material
     D. William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Back-up material
     E. All Loan/Scholarship Rules and Regulations Back-up material

31. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the Praxis II Tests and recommended Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

     A. Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (5017) to Replace 0011/5011 Back-up material
     B. Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) Back-up material
     C. Praxis II Middle School Science (5440) Back-up material

32. Discussion to renew contract with IMPACT Mississippi Education Consulting, LLC for assistance in management of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

33. Discussion of the proposed revisions to the Process Standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

34. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the weighting of the graduation, science, and U.S. History components for high schools and districts with grade 12 in the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

35. Discussion of days missed by school districts as a result of flooding and severe weather beginning April 3, 2014 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

36. Discussion to contract with Michael D. Kent to perform administrative duties for the Deputy State Superintendent (Carey Wright) Back-up material

37. Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

B. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Student Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

C. Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2014-2015 Student Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

D. Discussion of a new school site for the Madison County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

E. Discussion of a request from the Office of Career and Technical Education for New License Codes 914, 916, 925, 962, 963, and 993 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) (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

F. Discussion of a request from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction for New License Codes 405 and 411 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) (Cerissa Neal) Back-up material

G. Report of Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Back-up material

38. Consideration of Executive Session

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