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APA Process

View APA submissions in the Mississippi Administrative Bulletin on the Secretary of State’s website.

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice


Miss. Admin. Code 37-1-3 – Establishment of Library Standards

On December 17, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process in accordance with Miss. Admin. Code 37-1-3 to establish College- and Career-Readiness Library Learning Standards.

The standards incorporate information literacy skills to teach students how to access, evaluate, use, and integrate information and ideas found in print, media, and digital resources, which enables them to function in a knowledge-based economy and technologically oriented society. The standards are organized around four main strands: Library Media, Reading Engagement, Research and Information, and Digital Literacy and are followed by overarching skills that continue across all grade bands.

Please submit written comments to Elizabeth Simmons, Office of Elementary Education and Reading, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at

All public comments must be received in the Office of Academic Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2021. APA comments will be presented to the SBE on February 18, 2021.



Summary of State Board of Education Agenda Items Consent Agenda
September 24, 2020



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)


Executive Summary

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.

Recommendation: Approval

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