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Mississippi Board of Education Policy Manual

Responsibilities of the Mississippi Department of Education.

The State Department of Education (“Department”) shall be under the direction and supervision of the State Superintendent of Public Education.  The State Department of Education shall be organized into functional divisions as established by the State Board of Education, including any divisions established by law and prescribing the duties of the directors of such divisions.

Responsibilities of the Mississippi Board of Education.

The Mississippi Board of Education (“Board”) establishes and maintains a system-wide plan of performance, policy and direction of public education and adopts and maintains a curriculum and a course of study to be used in the public schools that is designed to prepare the state’s children and youth to be productive, informed, creative citizens, workers and leaders.  The Board also regulates all matters arising in the practical administration of the school system not otherwise provided for. The Board regulates issues such as curriculum, teacher standards and certification, student testing, accountability and school accreditation.  

Where and how the public may obtain information.

The text of all Board Policies, as well as information regarding pending rules and meetings, may be obtained by visiting the Department’s website at www.mde.k12.ms.us.  The following is a list of categories of current policies adopted by the Board.  Requests for Declaratory Opinions may be made pursuant to the following rules.  Otherwise, requests for information may be made pursuant to and in accordance with the Mississippi Open Records Act and the Board policy by submitting written requests to:

State Superintendent
Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
Attn: Public Records Request


200 Academic Education
300 Accountability
 301 Educational Accountability
   302 Accountability Subcommittee
   303
Internal Accountability & Program Evaluation
400 Accreditation
401
Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards
402 Conservatorship
403 Grading
404 First Administration of Statewide Assessments
500 Reserved
600 Administrative Expense Reduction
601 Administrative Procedures Act
602 Hearing Procedure & Declaratory Opinion
700 Agenda, State Board of Education
800 Administrative Process and Performance Review
900 Alternate Education Programs
901 Guidelines
902 GED Standards
1000 Approvals, Non-Public
1100 Attendance Reporting
1200 Audit, SDE Resolution Process
1300 Awards
1301 Administrator
1302 Parent
1303 Teacher
1400 Board of Education Operations
1401 Agenda
1402 Compensation for Travel
1403 Executive Sessions
1404 Meetings
1405 Minutes
1406 Notification of Meetings
1407 Officer's Duties
1408 Officer Election
1409 Rules of Order
1410 Voting Procedures
1500 Business and Support Services
1600 Calendar  Repealed: 4/2007
1700 Certification (Licensure)
1701 Administrator Preparation
1702 Administrator Process and Peformance Review Repealed: 4/2011
1703 Assistant Teacher Program Repealed: 2/2012
1704 Agreement, NASDTEC
1705 Armed Forces Activation Repealed:  7/2012
1706 Commission, Hearings and Appeals
1707 Nursery through First Grade Repealed: 7/2012
1708 Postsecondary Licensure (Vocational)
Repealed: 7/2012
1709 Regulations
1710 Reporting Infractions
1711 Skills, K-8 Mathematics Repealed:7/2012
1712 Teacher Process and Performance Review  Repealed: 4/2011
1713 Review Repealed: 4/2011
1714 Licensure Guidelines Tech Prep Discovery Courses Repealed: 7/2012
1715 Supplemental Endorsements for ITC and STEM Application Courses
Repealed:7/2012
1716 New Endorsement Code 193 for Economics Repealed: 7/2012
1717 Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics
1800 Character Education
1900 Charter Schools
2000 Child Nutrition
2001 Administrators
2002 Competitive Food
2003 Family Day Care Homes
2004 Day Care Homes Management Plans
2005 District Application
2006 Eligibility Monitoring and Management (Child Care Program)
2007 Family Day Care
2008 Food Purchasing System for Public Schools
2009 Termination, Day Care Sponsors
2050 Children First Act of 2009
2051 Children First Act (CFA) Annual Report
2100 Class Size
2200 College Admission
2300 Communicable Diseases
2400 Consolidated Applications (Federal Funds) Repealed: 3/2012
2500 Contracts
2600 Contracts, Teacher
2601 Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee
2602

Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School District

2650 Conversion Charter Schools
2700 Cost Reimbursement/Salary Supplements
2800 Criminal Background Checks
2900 Curriculum
2901 Curriculum Guides
2902 Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools
2903 Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy
2904 Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children
2905 Credit Recovery Policy
3000 Driver Education
3100 Dropout Prevention
3101 Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities
3102 Reporting Unexcused Absences
3103 Compulsory School Attendance Repealed: 5/2010
3104 Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate
3105 Dropout Prevention Plan
3106 Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions
   3107 Home School Guidelines
3200 Drug Testing, SDE Staff
3300 Education Accountability
3400 Education Enhancement Funds
3500 Equity Funding Repealed: 1/2011
3600 Functional Literacy Exam Repealed: 6/2012
3700 Gifted
3800 Graduation Requirements
3801 Policies for Subject Area Testing
3802 Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit
  3803 Assessments Required for Graduation
  3804
Additional Assessment Options for Meeting End-of Course Subject Area Test Graduation Requirements
3900 Grants/Subgrants
4000 Healthy and Safe Schools
4001 School Violence Reporting
4002 Behavior Modifications
4003 Beverage Regulations
4004 Snack Regulation
4005 Minimum Training Standards
4006 School Resource Officer Basic Course
Repealed: 3/2012
4007 School School Safety Officer Basic Course
Repealed: 3/2012
4008 School Nurse Procedures & Standards of Care
4009 Criteria for School Nurse (Registered Nurse) & Licensed Practical Nurse Working in the School Setting
4010 Recommended Non-Binding Mississippi School Nurse Salary Schedule
4011 Nutrition Standards
4012 Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
4100 Historical Sites (Restoration)
4200 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Procedure
4300 Intervention
4400 Kindergarten Guidelines
4401 Construction Regulations
Repealed: 9/2012
4500 Leadership and Professional Development
4600 Legislative Recommendations
4700 Level 1 and 2 Districts Consolidated Applications Repealed: 3/2012
4800 Long Term Substitutes Repealed: 4/2007
4900 MAEP (Mississippi Adequate Education Program)
4901 Section 504 Teacher Units
4902 Special Education Teacher Approval
4903 Teacher Selection
4904 Withholding Funds
4905 Effective At-Risk Programs
4906 Selection of Successful School District
4907 Determination of “inordinately large number of absentees”
5000 Miscellaneous
5001 Partnership with Regional Education ServiceAgencies
5100 Mississippi Adequate Education Capital Improvement Section
5150 Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)
5151
Consolidation of School Districts
5200 Mississippi State Schools
5201 Lampton Auditorium, MS School for the Arts
5300 Management Information Systems
5400 Mississippi Virtual Public Schools
5500 Monthly Attendance Reports
5600 Non-Public Approval Repealed: 9/2012
5700 Paperwork Reduction
5800 Parent Awards Repealed: 9/2012
5900 Probation (Conservatorship) Repealed: 9/2012
6000 Public School Funding
6001 Applications
6002 Application Evaluation
6003 Division of $10,000,000
6004 Hearing Procedures
6005 Historical Sites Repealed: 3/2012
6006 Kindergarten Classrooms Repealed: 3/2012
6007 Regulations
6008 Roofing
6009 Relocatable Classrooms
6010 Staff Signatures
6100 Request for Information
6101 Public Records Request
6200 Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
6300 Reading Improvement Program Repealed: 2/2012
6301 Assistant Teacher Program Regulations
6400 Recruitment
6500 Remediation
6501 State Repealed: 5/2010
6502 Federal
6600 Residency Verification
6700 Sabbaticals
6800 Mississippi Criteria for Designation of Geographical Shortage Areas
6900 School Business Officials
6901 Licensure of School Business Administrator
  6902 Required Monthly Reports to be Furnished to Local School Board
7000 School Executive Management Institute
7100 School Records
7200 Special Education
7201 Educable Child Program
7202 Teacher Unit Approval Repealed: 9/2011
7203 Teacher Unit Allocation
7204 Hearing Procedures, IDEA
7205 Hearing Officer Fees
7206 Transportation Management of Students with Disabilities
7207 State Application Preschool Repealed: 9/2011
7208 University Based Programs
7209 504 Program Repealed: 9/2011
7210 Special Grant Selection Criteria
7211 Exemptions, Maximum Enrollment
7212 Extended School Year
7213 Medicaid Placements
7214 Pooling State Funds
7215 Preschool Repealed: 9/2011
7216 Referral to Placement Process Repealed: 9/2011
7217 Resource Program Numbers Repealed: 9/2011
7218 State Plan Repealed: 9/2011
7219 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
7220 Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations Repealed: 9/2011
7300 Students
7301 Residency Verification
7400 Teachers
7401 Awards
7402 Contracts Repealed: 1/2011
7403 Experience
7404 Housing
7405 Moving Expense
7406 University Assisted Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program
7407 Selection  (Policy 4903 under MEAP)
7408 Teacher Unit Approval Under Section 504 Repealed: 9/2011
7409 Process and Performance Review Repealed: 4/2011
7410 West Tallahatchie Rental Housing
7500 Technology Plan (Monitoring)
7600 Testing
7601 Assessment of Special Populations
7602 FLE Repealed: 5/2010
7603 FLE Test Disclosure Repealed: 5/2010
7604 Grades 3 and 4 Benchmarks for the MCT Repealed: 5/2007
7605 Graphing Calculators Required Repealed: 8/2012
7606 Norm-Referenced Repealed: 5/2010
7607 Schedule
7608 Setting Subject-Level Standards for State Assessments
7609 Qualifying Score on FLE Repealed: 5/2010
7610 Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process
7700 Textbooks
7701 Selection and Adoptions
7702 Regulations
7800 Title (Federal Programs)
7801 Title I Complaint Procedures
7802 Title I Administrative Limit 20%
7803 Program Improvement
7804 English Language Learners
7900 Transportation
7901 Bids
7902 Drivers
7903 Driver Training/Motor Vehicle Record Check
7904 Basic Job Description and Responsibilities
7905 Employment Process
7906 Minimum Qualifications
7907 Inspection of Buses (Emergency Removal)
7908 Transportation Management of Students with Disabilities
7909 Inspection of Buses Repealed: 3/2012
7910 Leased Buses
7911 Pupil Transportation Guide
7912 Repair Shops
7913 Seat Belts
7914 Use of Buses/Special Events
8000 Violence
8001 School Violence Repealed: 3/2012
8100 Vocational Achievement (Career and Technical Education)
8101 Equity Requirements Repealed: 10/2011
8102 Ongoing Program Parameters
8103 Mississippi Practical Nursing Programs
8104 Program Definitions for Career and Technical Education
8200 Vocational General Administration (Career and Technical Education)
8201 Appeals Procedures for Career Technical Planning
8202 Plan Waiver
8203 Articulation of Career and Technical Education Programs
8204 Assurance of Equal Access to Career and Technical Education Programs
8205 Closures of Non-State Plan Programs
8206 Closures of Career and Technical Ongoing Programs
8207 Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education Course Designations
8208 Designation of Agents for the Delivery of Career and Technical Education Services
8209 Evaluation and Improvement of Career and Technical Education Programs
8210 Career and Technical Education Live Work Projects
8211 Local Advisory Councils Crafts Committee
  8212 Local Plan for Career and Technical Education
8213 New Program Approval for Career and Technical Education Ongoing Programs
8214 Non-State Plan Programs for Career and Technical Education
8215 Career Program Standards
8216 Public Hearings-Career and Technical Education
8217 State Plan for Career and Technical Education
8218 Statistical Data
8300 Vocational Annual Operating Budget (Career and Technical Education)
8301 Allocation of Career and Technical Education Non-State Plan Funds
8302 Career and Technical Education Plan Funds
8303 Hearings on Local Plan
8304 Maximum Reimbursement Salary Schedule
8305 Other State Funds for Career and Technical Education Support
8306 Reimbursement of Local Personnel Career and Technical Education Salaries
8307 Career and Technical Education Funding Sources
8308 Budgets
8400 Vocational Assignment (Career and Technical Education)
8401 Local Career Counselor
8402 Local Career and Technical Education Administrator
8403 Assignment Schedule of Local CTE Personnel
8404 Work Based Learning Coordinator Repealed: 10/2011
8500 Certification of Basic Skills and/orRetraining for Tax Credit
8600 Postsecondary Licensure Guidelines
8700 Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities
8701 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Guides
8702 Approved Courses for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs
8703 Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities Repealed: 10/2011
8800 Vocational Equipment (Career and Technical Education)
8801 Acquisition and Accountability of CTE Instructional Equipment
8802 Equipment Sales
8900 Vocational, Facilities (Career and Technical Education)
8901 Construction or Remodeling of Career Technical Centers
8902 Use, Transfer of Title & Disposition of Local Physical Facilities
9000 Vocational Licensure (Career and Technical Education)
9100 Vocational Professional Development (Career and Technical Education)
9200 Vocational Revenues (Career and Technical Education)
9201 Local Reimbursable Expense Items
9202 Local Reimbursable Expense Items-Construction
9203 Local Reimbursable Expense Items -Travel
9204 Maintenance of Local Effort
9205 Revenues
9300 Vocational Collaborative Efforts (Career and Technical Education)
9400 Vocational Student Organization (Career and Technical Education)
9500 Weapons
9600 Withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds Repealed: 1/2011

 

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