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Mississippi Board of Education
February 20, 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 School Safety Update (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

04.       Report on the following school districts: (Mike Kent)  Back-up material

            A.    Yazoo City School District Back-up material

           B.     Yazoo City School District – Memorandum of Agreement Back-up material

           C.     Consolidation status of Bolivar County Back-up material

05.      Report from the following:  (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

            A.    Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure Back-up material

           B.     Oktibbeha County School District Back-up material

06.      Report on the following Conservator Districts: (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

            A.    North Panola School District 

           B.     Hazlehurst City School District 

           C.     Tate County School District 

           D.     Sunflower County School District to include Drew and Indianola School District 

07.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grants program (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

08.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement innovative high school programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

09.       Discussion to request an extension and amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to modify the contract with Dupree Education Associates LLC to provide consultative services to selected school districts relative to technical assistance for special education programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to modify the contract with John E. Fleming dba J. E. Fleming Education Team LLC to provide consultative services to selected school districts under Corrective Action Plans (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12.       Discussion to renew contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.       Discussion to establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14.       Discussion to establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

15.       Discussion to establish a transition plan to allow school districts to continue to offer selected secondary courses from the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework, Revised during the 2014-2015 school year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

16.       Discussion of modifying grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

17.       Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

18.       Discussion of days missed by school districts as a result of inclement weather during school year 2013-2014 Back-up material

19.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 2601 - Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal, and Licensed Employee (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

20.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To Revise State Board Policy 2602 – Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

21.       Report on the Follow-up Monitoring Evaluation for students with disabilities in the Jackson Public School District’s Exceptional Education Programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

22.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

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

23.       Consideration of Executive Session

24.       Discussion of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Accreditation Policy 2.0-District Accreditation Policy of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012 Back-up material

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