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Mississippi Board of Education
January 16, 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 school district consolidations (Mike Kent) Back-up material

            A.     Consolidation status of Bolivar County

            B.     Consolidation status of Clay County/West Point

05.       Report on Leflore County School District (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

06.       Discussion to contract with Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

07.       [PULLED]

08.       Discussion of methodology to award competitive grant funds to Local Education Agencies in support of local dropout prevention initiatives as authorized by the Legislature (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

09.       Discussion of methodology to award discretionary grants to public school districts, institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and educational entities for the implementation of innovative high school programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education and Academic Education
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To remove the following State Board Policies (Kim Benton)  Back-up material       

           A.     State Board Policy 7211 – Exemptions, Maximum Enrollment Back-up material

           B.     State Board Policy 7213 – Medicaid Placements Back-up material

12.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7201 – Educable Child Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.       Discussion to contract with Renaissance Learning for the purpose of providing a coherent assessment system for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14.       Discussion of the Transition Plan to align the Mississippi State Assessment System with the PARCC Assessments and the Common Core State Standards (Kim Benton) Back-up material

15.       Discussion to modify the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program grant awards (Kim Benton) Back-up material

16.       Discussion of textbooks as recommended by the 2013 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics 7-12, English Language Arts K-6, English Language Arts 6-8, English Language Arts 9-12, and Spelling/Handwriting K-8 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

17.       Discussion to contract with vendors as recommended by the 2013 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics 7-12, English Language Arts K-6, English Language Arts 6-8, English Language Arts 9-12, and Spelling/Handwriting K-8 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

18.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

19.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics (Kim Benton) Back-up material

20.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  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 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

21.       Discussion to revise State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

22.       Discussion of request from Delta State University to modify its Elementary Education Program and offer a Secondary Mathematics Supplemental Endorsement as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley)  Back-up material

           A.     Discussion of the request to modify the Elementary Education program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Back-up material

           B.     Discussion of the request for a secondary mathematics supplemental endorsement program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and  Development Back-up material

23.       Discussion of request from the University of Southern Mississippi for a Master’s Degree Program in Dyslexia as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

24.       Discussion of request from William Carey University for a Master of Education program in Interscholastic Athletic Administration as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

25.       Discussion of appointments to The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

26.       Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

            A.     Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the Coahoma County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

            B.     Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the Greenville School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

            C.     Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the Gulfport School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

            D.     Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the Leake County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

            E.     Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the North Tippah School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

            F.      Discussion of the Corrective Action Plan for the Noxubee County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 Back-up material

27.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the proposed revisions to the Process Standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

28.       Discussion of the proposed recommendations for the Statewide Accountability System beginning school year 2013-2014 (Todd Ivey)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

29.       Discussion to establish State Board Policy 3804 – Additional Assessment Options for Graduation (Todd Ivey)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

30.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

           B.     Discussion to establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Dental Assisting Technology and (2) Sports Medicine
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          C.     Discussion to establish the Standards for the Gifted Education Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          D.     Discussion to repeal State Board Policy 6100 – Public Records Requests and reestablish it as Request for Information
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

         E.     Discussion to establish State Board Policy 6101 – Public Records Requests
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

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

31.       Consideration of Executive Session

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