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Mississippi Board of Education
May 15, 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.       Report on the Mass Insight State Development Network School Turnaround Diagnostic review process (Pat Ross) Back-up material

06.       [PULLED] 

07.       Discussion to contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessments (Kim Benton) Back-up material

08.       Discussion to award a discretionary grant to Nettleton School District for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance (Kim Benton) Back-up material

09.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Arts (MSA) to host a summer camp and participate in the summer feeding program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve a request from the Office of Career and Technical Education for New License Codes 948, 949, 953 and 961 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

11.       Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

12.       Discussion to modify the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

13.       Discussion to revise Appendices A, B, and C in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Pat Ross) Back-up material

14.       Discussion to revise the weighting of the graduation, science, and U.S. History components for high schools and districts with grade 12 in the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System and to revise the associated business rules
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Pat Ross) Back-up material

15.       Discussion of Accredited Status for Youthful Offenders Unit School (YOU) (Pat Ross) Back-up material

16.       Discussion to modify contract with Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, LLC to provide additional consultative services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the organizational review of the Office of Management Information Systems (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

17.       Report on Carroll County School District (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

18.       Discussion to contract with Tann, Brown & Russ Co., PLLC to calculate Fiscal Years 2016, 2017, and 2018 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) preliminary and revised estimated Base Student Cost and the preliminary and revised total cost estimate (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

19.       Discussion to contract with Hunt Services, Inc. to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program (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 renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Foreign Language Grades K-12, Agriculture Education Grades 9-12, Health Education Grades 9-12, Marketing Education Grades 7-12, Technology Education Grades 9-12, Trade and Industrial Education Grades 9-12, Business and Computer Education Grades 9-12 and Cooperative Education Grades 9-12 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

C.     Discussion to establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Healthcare and Clinical Services
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material  

D.     Discussion 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
Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

E.     Discussion 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 and add U.S. History in the participation rate calculations beginning school year 2014-2015
(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

21.       Consideration of Executive Session


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