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Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 Yazoo City School District (Mike Kent) Back-up material

04.       Report on consolidation status of Bolivar County (Mike Kent) Back-up material

05.       Discussion to modify grant awards for FY14 in support of local improvement efforts in current School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

06.       Discussion to revise the Mississippi Pupil Transportation Handbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Larry Drawdy) Back-up material

07.     Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Healthcare and Clinical Services (Kim Benton) Back-up material

08.     Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Digital Media Technology, (2) Family and Consumer Sciences, (3) Health Sciences, and (4) Teacher Academy (Kim Benton) Back-up material

09.     Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt the Mississippi Extended Science Frameworks (MESF) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to contract with the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) at Mississippi State University to conduct supplemental Algebra I, Biology I, U.S. History, and English II SATP test administrations for seniors (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.       Discussion of methodology to award Technology Readiness Grants to school districts to support both online learning experiences and assessments (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of request from William Carey University to award an Educational Specialist degree to master’s degree candidates who complete the approved Master of Education in Educational Leadership program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions as defined by the Mississippi Legislature for the following programs:  Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to continue the use of the current participation rate calculations for the high school end-of-course assessments for school year 2013-2014 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

15.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the proposed revisions to Appendices A, B, and C in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

16.       Discussion 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
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

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

18.       Discussion to revise State Board Policy 2602 - Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

19.      Discussion to appoint Financial Advisor for Carroll County School District (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

20.       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 revise State Board Policy 7201 – Educable Child Program (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material 

     C.     Discussion to remove State Board Policy 7211 – Exemptions, Maximum Enrollment and State Board Policy 7213 – Medicaid Placements
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

21.       Consideration of Executive Session

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