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Mississippi Board of Education
January 17, 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 December 19, 2013

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, January 16, 2014.)

06.       Approval to contract with Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07.       [PULLED] 

08.       Approval of methodology to award competitive grant funds to Local Education Agencies in support of local dropout prevention initiatives as authorized by the Legislature
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

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

11.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To remove the following State Board Policies (Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)           

           A.     State Board Policy 7211 – Exemptions, Maximum Enrollment 

           B.     State Board Policy 7213 – Medicaid Placements

12.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 7201 – Educable Child Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13.       Approval to contract with Renaissance Learning for the purpose of providing a coherent assessment system for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14.       Approval of the Transition Plan to align the Mississippi State Assessment System with the PARCC Assessments and the Common Core State Standards
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15.       Approval to modify the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program grant awards
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

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

18.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

19.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2014 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

20.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish a transition plan to allow school districts to continue to offer selected secondary courses in the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework, Revised during the 2014-2015 school year
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

21.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)
 

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

          A.     Approval of the request to modify the Elementary Education program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development

          B.     Approval 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

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

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

25.       Approval of appointments to The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26.       Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
(Office of Educational Accountability)

          A.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Coahoma County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

         B.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Greenville School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

         C.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Gulfport School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

         D.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Leake County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

        E.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the North Tippah School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

        F.      Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for the Noxubee County School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 

27.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the proposed revisions to the Process Standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28.       Approval of the proposed recommendations for the Statewide Accountability System beginning school year 2013-2014
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

29.       Approval to establish State Board Policy 3804 – Additional Assessment Options for Graduation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
  

30.       Consent Agenda

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

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

           
C.     Approval to establish the Standards for the Gifted Education Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

           
D.     Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

          
 E.     Approval to establish State Board Policy 6101 – Public Records Requests
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           2013 December Employee of the Month

           James Williams
           Office of Compulsory Schools
           School Attendance Officer 

          2014 January Employee of the Month
          Ursula Smith
          Office of Child Nutrition
          Accountant/Auditor III

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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