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Mississippi Board of Education
May 16, 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 April 17-18, 2014 and Special-Called Meeting of May 8, 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, May 15, 2014.)

07.       Approval to contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessments
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

08.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

09.       Approval of the Mississippi School for the Arts (MSA) to host a summer camp and participate in the summer feeding program
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

10.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

11.       Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

12.       Approval to modify the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric
(M-STAR)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

13.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
 

14.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
 

15.       Approval of Accredited Status for Youthful Offenders Unit School (YOU)
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

16.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

18.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

19.       Approval to contract with Hunt Services, Inc. to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)
 

20.       Consent Agenda

A.     Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

B.     Approval 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
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

C.     Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)
 

D.     Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

E.     Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony         

          National Recognition
          Clinton High School’s Attache Show Choir
          Clinton Public School District
          Dr. Phillip Burchfield, Superintendent

          Gates Millennium Scholarship
          Jasmine Calvillo, Senior
          Pascagoula High School
          Pascagoula Municipal Separate School District
          Mr. Wayne Rodolfich, Superintendent 

          2014 May Employee of the Month
          Yameka Henderson
          Office of Educator Licensure
          Projects Officer III, Special

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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