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Mississippi Board of Education
April 18, 2014
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 March 20-21, 2014

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, April 17, 2014.)

05. Approval of the proposed two single member board of trustee election district lines located outside of West Point corporate limits for West Point Consolidated School District as depicted in the attached map
(Office of State Superintendent)

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

      A. Approval of contract for Conservator for Aberdeen School District
      B. Approval of contract for Conservator for Oktibbeha County School District
      C. Approval of contract for Conservator for Claiborne County School District
      D. Approval of contract for Conservator for Leflore County School District

07. Approval of appointment of a Conservator for the Scott County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval of contract for Conservator for Scott County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval to award discretionary grants to school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10. Approval to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium for Fiscal Year 2015
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

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

13. Approval to renew the contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

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

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

17. Approval to renew contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide developers for modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment and contract system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

18. Approval to award discretionary grants to school districts to support both online learning experiences and assessments
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

19. Approval to renew contract for the final year with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

20. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

22. Approval to renew contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

23. Approval to modify contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

24. Approval to adopt the Mississippi Extended Science Framework (MESF) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

25. Approval of the 2014-2015 Mississippi Statewide Testing Calendar
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

27. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

29. Approval of request from Blue Mountain College for a Supplemental Endorsement in Secondary Mathematics
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

30. Approval of changes to the Rules and Regulations of the following Loan/Scholarship Programs as recommended by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

31. Approval of Praxis II 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. Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (5017) to Replace
          0011/5011
      B. Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018)
      C. Praxis II Middle School Science (5440)

32. Approval to renew 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)

33. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to increase the waiting of the graduation component and include the innovative programs approved by the State Board of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35. Action on the waiver requests from two school districts to operate school districts for less than one hundred eight (180) days as a result of flooding and severe weather beginning April 3, 2014
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36. Approval to contract with Michael D. Kent to perform administrative duties for the Deputy State Superintendent
(Office of State Superintendent)

37. Consent Agenda

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

B. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Student Handbook
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2014-2015 Student Handbook
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

D. Approval of a new school site for the Madison County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

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

38. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Coahoma County Agricultural High School and the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

         Race to the Top Winner
        
Clarksdale School District
         Dennis Dupree, Sr., Superintendent

         2014 March Employee of the Month
        
Faye Applewhite
         Office of Compulsory School Attendance
         School Attendance Officer

         2014 April Employee of the Month
      
  Shanika Grant
         Office of Federal Programs
         Accounting Specialist Senior  

VIII.     State Board of Education           

           01.   Report on meetings attended
           02.   Approval of attendance at meetings
           03.   Election of Vice Chair

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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