Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
DIVISION OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION
Proposed 2021 Mississippi Educator Preparation Provider
Process and Performance Guidelines
On April 15, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the following:
2021 Mississippi Educator Preparation Provider Process and Performance Guidelines
The Division of Educator Preparation has collaborated with education shareholders to strengthen the current educator preparation process and performance guidelines. The proposed 2021 Mississippi Educator Preparation Provider Process and Performance Guidelines shall provide EPPs with guidance on the processes and standards necessary for earning and maintaining approval of programs that lead to licensure. In addition, the 2021 Mississippi Educator Preparation Provider Process and Performance Guidelines shall replace Miss. Admin. Code 7-107, the 2006 Administrative Process and Performance Review.
Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Division of Educator Licensure, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at (email@example.com).
All public comments must be received in the Division of Educator Licensure no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2021. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on May 20, 2021.
OFFICE OF CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Summary of State Board of Education Agenda Items Consent Agenda
September 24, 2020
OFFICE OF SCHOOL FINANCIAL SERVICES
C. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 76.4, State Board Policy Chapter 76, Rules 76.4 – Housing Teacher Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
The Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998 has established a special home loan program available to licensed teachers who render services in geographical areas of the state that are designated by the State Board of Education as having a critical shortage of teachers. The Department of Education will advertise for the purpose of contracting with one or more public or private entities to assist with the implementation and administration of the program. Therefore, the revision of the policy will provide a uniform process that will be utilized as guidance to the contracted entity and school districts.
In Accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-159-11, the MDE must implement specific guidelines to ensure compliance with Housing Assisted Teacher (HAT) requirements.
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