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Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 Special-Called meeting on March 5, 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, March 20, 2014.)

04.       Approval of Bolivar County Personnel Actions (Mike Kent) 

05.       Approval 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
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)
 

06.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Pupil Transportation Handbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Healthcare and Clinical Services
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

09.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt the Mississippi Extended Science Frameworks (MESF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10.       Approval 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

(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11.       Approval of methodology to award Technology Readiness Grants to school districts to support both online learning experiences and assessments
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

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

14.       Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15.     Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

16.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

18.       Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)
 

19.       Approval to appoint Financial Advisor for Carroll County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20.       Consent Agenda

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

B.     Approval to revise State Board Policy 7201 – Educable Child Program (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           2012-2013 JROTC Legion of Valor Recipients
          
C/LTC Benson W. Neely, Executive Officer
           Florence High School Army JROTC

           C/MAJ Laura Strobel, Operations Officer
           Brandon High School Army JROTC

           C/MAJ Dahanique Beneby, Executive Officer
           Richland High School Army JROTC

           C/LTC De’Ahnera Mayfield, Commanding Officer
           Jim Hill High School Army JROTC

           2014 March Employee of the Month
           Faye Applewhite
           Office of Compulsory School Attendance
           School Attendance Officer

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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