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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

Office of Special Education

Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on Learning Goals for Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for K-8 Social Studies, Career Readiness III & IV, and  Life Skills Development III & IV

On March 19, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the following alternate content standards: 

The approved standards will be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year. The alternate academic achievement standards are designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities and provide special education teachers with a basis for lesson plan development and instructional delivery. The Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for K-8 Social Studies are aligned with the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards.

Please submit written comments to Bobby Richardson, Office of Special Education, via email at alternatestandardscomments@mdek12.org or regular mail to P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771, on or before 5:00 p.m., on April 22, 2020.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Compulsory School Attendance

Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care

On March 19, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to implement the following Foster Care Policy: 

The approved standard will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) State Board of Education recognizes the importance of educational stability for students in foster care to promote high level achievement similar to peers.  Therefore, the MDE will collaborate, as appropriate, with Mississippi’s Child Welfare agency, the State agency responsible for administering the State plans under parts B and E of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq. and 670 et seq., the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS), to ensure school stability and success for youth in foster care.

Please submit written comments to Toni Kersh, Office of Compulsory School Attendance, via email at TKersh@mdek12.org or regular mail to P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771, on or before 5:00 p.m., on April 22, 2020.