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April 19, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
  April 19, 2018
10:00 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 March 21, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

           
            2018 April Employee of the Month
            Kimberly Thompson-Sims
            School Attendance Officer
            Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement                    

VI.        Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.       Report of Chair

VIII.      Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings

IX.        Discussion of Board Items
 

  1. 01. Information: Mississippi Virtual Public Schools Update [Goals 2 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  2. 02. Action:  Revise the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three- and Four-Year-Old Children (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material
  3. 03. Information:  Presentation of FY 2017 audit reports by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
  4. 04. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System including Section 9: Acceleration, Section 15: English Learners (EL), and Section 25: College & Career Readiness Indicator [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  5. 05. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goal 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 05.A.  Renew contract with Reading Language Arts Centers, Inc. D.B.A. Brainspring for FY 2019 to provide professional development training system based on Orton Gillingham reading methodology [Goals 2 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    2. 05.B.  Contract with S&S Management Group LLC d/b/a Security Solutions of America / Advert Group, USA to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for the 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. 05.C.  Renew contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food services to the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (MSBD) for FY 2019 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. 05.D.  Modify contract with Glen H. Stribling, O.D. to provide optometry and low-vision medical services for the Mississippi School for the Blind for the 2017-2018 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    5. 05.E.  Renew contract with Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University for the operation of the Mississippi Career and Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    6. 05.F.  Renew contract with Curriculum Associates, LLC to provide a comprehensive early learning observational screener as part of the effectiveness evaluation for pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    7. 05.G.  Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the LAS Links, English language proficiency test (ELPT) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    8. 05.H.  Renew the contract with Renaissance Learning, Inc. (RL) for Fiscal Year 2019 to provide a Kindergarten Readiness Assessment tool using Renaissance Data Integration (RDI) services [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    9. 05.I.    Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. (QAI) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8, End-of-Course in Algebra I, English II, and options for Geometry and Algebra II [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    10. 05.J.   Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. (QAI) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer alternate assessments for the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program - Alternate (MAAP-A) for English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8; Science Grades 5 & 8; and High School Algebra I, English II, and Biology I Alternate Assessments for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  6. 06. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 06.A.  Award discretionary Educators-in-Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    2. 06.B.  Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators-in-Residence for Special Education for 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. 06.C.  Award competitive grants for K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. 06.D.  Award discretionary grant to Neshoba County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educator-in-Residence to provide professional development and support in science for 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  7. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material
     
    1. Approval to revise methodology for the calculation of the reimbursement for the Educable Child Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    2. Approval of school calendars for State Schools for 2018-2019 school year (Kim Benton) Back-up material
      1. Mississippi School of the Arts
      2. Mississippi School for the Blind
      3. Mississippi School for the Deaf
      4. Mississippi School for Math and Science
    3. Approval of methodology to reimburse schools participating in advanced learning programs for teacher training (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Aquaculture Technology (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    5. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Computer Science (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    6. Approval to establish the Coahoma Early College High School (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    7. Approval of methodology to award formula grant dollars to school districts and Early Learning Collaborative lead partners for Pre-K to 3rd grade literacy screeners (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    8. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Public School Library Monitoring Rubric (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    9. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Nonpublic School Library Monitoring Rubric (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    10. Approval of Title I, Part A reallocation methodology in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    11. Approval of Title III, Part A reallocation methodology in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    12. Approval to upgrade the accreditation status of three (3) nonpublic Schools accredited by the MDE (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
      1. Gulf Oaks Day School - ADVISED to ACCREDITED
      2. Resurrection Catholic Middle/High School - PROBATION to ACCREDITED
      3. Resurrection Catholic Elementary School - PROBATION to ACCREDITED
    13. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi NonPublic School Accountability Standards, 2016 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    15. Approval to revise Standard 14.3 and establish Appendix A-11 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017: Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) effective school year 2018- 2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    16. Approval to revise Process Standards 14.1.4 and 26, and Appendices A and B of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    17. Approval to establish Part 189: Mississippi School Safety Manual (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    18. Approval to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017 specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to revise the definition of senior snapshot and add additional weights to the growth component beginning school year 2017-2018 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    19. Approval to establish a passing score for the Praxis Subject Assessment, Computer Science (Test Code 5652) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    20. Approval to establish a passing score for the newly revised version of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) (Test Code 6990) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Chapter 71: School Business Officials and the Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify requirements for the School Business Administrator License as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for (1) Science Grades Kindergarten – 8 and (2) High School Biology (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    23. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    24. Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for Hazlehurst City School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items
 

  1. 02. Action:  Approval to revise the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three- and Four-Year-Old Children (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  2. 04. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System including Section 9: Acceleration, Section 15: English Learners (EL), and Section 25: College & Career Readiness Indicator [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  3. 05. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goal 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  4.  
    1. 05.A.  Renew contract with Reading Language Arts Centers, Inc. D.B.A. Brainspring for FY 2019 to provide professional development training system based on Orton Gillingham reading methodology [Goals 2 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. 05.B.  Contract with S&S Management Group LLC d/b/a Security Solutions of America / Advert Group, USA to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for the 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. 05.C.  Renew contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food services to the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (MSBD) for FY 2019 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. 05.D.  Modify contract with Glen H. Stribling, O.D. to provide optometry and low-vision medical services for the Mississippi School for the Blind for the 2017-2018 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. 05.E.  Renew contract with Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University for the operation of the Mississippi Career and Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3) [Goals 1 and 2 MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. 05.F.  Renew contract with Curriculum Associates, LLC to provide a comprehensive early learning observational screener as part of the effectiveness evaluation for pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    7. 05.G.  Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the LAS Links, English language proficiency test (ELPT) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    8. 05.H.  Renew the contract with Renaissance Learning, Inc. (RL) for Fiscal Year 2019 to provide a Kindergarten Readiness Assessment tool using Renaissance Data Integration (RDI) services [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    9. 05.I.    Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. (QAI) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8, End-of-Course in Algebra I, English II, and options for Geometry and Algebra II [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    10. 05.J.   Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. (QAI) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer alternate assessments for the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program - Alternate (MAAP-A) for English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8; Science Grades 5 & 8; and High School Algebra I, English II, and Biology I Alternate Assessments for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  5. 06. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  6.  
    1. 06.A.  Award discretionary Educators-in-Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. 06.B.  Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators-in-Residence for Special Education for 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. 06.C.  Award competitive grants for K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. 06.D.  Award discretionary grant to Neshoba County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educator-in-Residence to provide professional development and support in science for 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  7. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
     
    1. Approval to revise methodology for the calculation of the reimbursement for the Educable Child Program
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. Approval of school calendars for State Schools for 2018-2019 school year
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
      1. Mississippi School of the Arts
      2. Mississippi School for the Blind
      3. Mississippi School for the Deaf
      4. Mississippi School for Math and Science
    3. Approval of methodology to reimburse schools participating in advanced learning programs for teacher training
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Aquaculture Technology (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Computer Science (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. Approval to establish the Coahoma Early College High School
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    7. Approval of methodology to award formula grant dollars to school districts and Early Learning Collaborative lead partners for Pre-K to 3rd grade literacy screeners
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    8. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Public School Library Monitoring Rubric
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    9. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Nonpublic School Library Monitoring Rubric
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    10. Approval of Title I, Part A reallocation methodology in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    11. Approval of Title III, Part A reallocation methodology in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    12. Approval to upgrade the accreditation status of three (3) nonpublic schools accredited by the MDE
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      1. Gulf Oaks Day School - ADVISED to ACCREDITED
      2. Resurrection Catholic Middle/High School - PROBATION to ACCREDITED
      3. Resurrection Catholic Elementary School - PROBATION to ACCREDITED
    13. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi NonPublic School Accountability Standards, 2016
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    15. Approval to revise Standard 14.3 and establish Appendix A-11 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017: Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) effective school year 2018- 2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    16. Approval to revise Standards 14.1.4 and 26, and Appendices A and B of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    17. Approval to establish Part 189: Mississippi School Safety Manual (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    18. Approval to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017 specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to revise the definition of senior snapshot and add additional weights to the growth component beginning school year 2017-2018 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    19. Approval to establish a passing score for the Praxis Subject Assessment, Computer Science (Test Code 5652) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    20. Approval to establish a passing score for the newly revised version of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) (Test Code 6990) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Chapter 71: School Business Officials and the Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify requirements for the School Business Administrator License as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for (1) Science Grades Kindergarten – 8 and (2) High School Biology
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    23. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    24. Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for Hazlehurst City School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

           1.    Report on meetings attended

           2.   Approval of attendance at meetings

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment
 

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