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Mississippi Board of Education
February 21, 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 Meeting of January 16-17, 2014 and Special-Called Meeting of
          February 6, 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, February 20, 2014.)

04.B.    Approval of extension of March 14, 2014 Memorandum of Agreement deadline to September 12, 2014 State Board meeting in order to have Statewide Test results and final financial/budget results
(Office of State Superintendent)
 

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

08.       Approval to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement innovative high school programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

09.       Approval to request an extension and amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

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

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

12.       Approval to renew contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13.       Approval to establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

14.       Approval to establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

16.       Approval of modifying grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)
 

17.       Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18.      Action on the waiver requests from the school districts to operate schools for less than one hundred eighty (180) days as a result of inclement weather during school year 2013-2014 (Todd Ivey)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19.       Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

20.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 2602 – Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22.       Consent Agenda

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

24.      Approval as a temporary rule to become effective immediately and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Accreditation Policy 2.3, Annual Accreditation Statuses, to read under the definition of Withdrawn that any school district placed in conservatorship may have its accreditation withdrawn
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25.       Approval of resolution by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Scott County School District and that the accreditation of the school district will be downgraded to PROBATION
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

   Recognition of “A” School Districts

  • Amory School District
  • Biloxi Public School District
  • Booneville School District
  • Clinton Public School District
  • Corinth School District
  • Oxford School District
  • DeSoto County School District
  • Enterprise School District
  • Kosciusko School District
  • Lamar County School District
  • Long Beach School District
  • Madison County School District
  • Ocean Springs School District
  • Pass Christian Public School District
  • Petal School District
  • Pontotoc City Schools
  • Rankin County School District
  • Union Public School District
  • Webster County School District
   2014 February Employee of the Month
   Dorothy Baskin
   Office of Compulsory School Attendance
   Project Officer IV, Special

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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