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August 16, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
  August 16, 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 July 19, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

            2018 Parent of the Year
            Mrs. Heather M. Church
            Ocean Springs School District 

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:  Update from the Office of Teaching and Leading on strategies for attracting, recruiting, preparing, supporting, and retaining teachers [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  2. 02. Information:  Spring 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  3. 03. Information:  Spring 2018 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)] Back-up material
  4. 04. Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2018, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective for the 2017-2018 school year [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    1. 04.A.   Action:  Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to reset the baseline scores for schools with Grade 12 effective for school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    2. 04.B.   Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to assign a grade classification to all schools in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-17-6(5) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) effective for school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  5. 05. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 05.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    2. 05.B. Action:  Contract with personnel to provide consultative services relative to serving as a literacy coach in literacy support schools [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    3. 05.C. Action:  Contract with Glen H. Stribling to provide optometry and low-vision services for the Mississippi School for the Blind Low Vision Clinic for the 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  6. 06.   Action: Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 06.A. Action: Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    2. 06.B. Action: Approval to award a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards, and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts, as required by Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-4 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material 
  7. 07.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval of Resolution declaring the boundary of the Greenwood-Leflore School District (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    2. B. Approval of methodology to award grants to school districts, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and state agencies to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education Educators-in-Residence program (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    3. C. Approval to revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    4. D. Approval to revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    5. E. Approval to revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    6. F. Approval of the appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    7. G. Approval of Statewide Purchasing Program fee structure for School Year 2018-2019 (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items

  1. 04.   Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2018, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective for the 2017-2018 school year [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    1. 04.A.   Action:  Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to reset the baseline scores for schools with Grade 12 effective for school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    2. 04.B.   Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to assign a grade classification to all schools in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-17-6(5) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) effective for school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  2. 05. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1,2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief of Operations Officer)
    1. 05.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief of Operations Officer)
    2. 05.B.   Action:  Contract with personnel to provide consultative services relative to serving as a literacy coach in literacy support schools [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. 05.C.   Action:  Contract with Glen H. Stribling to provide optometry and low-vision services for the Mississippi School for the Blind Low Vision Clinic for the 2018-2019 school year [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  3. 06.   Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant award [Goals1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief of Operations Officer)
     
    1. 06.A.   Action:  Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    2. 06.B.   Action:  Approval to award a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards, and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts, as required by Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-4 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  4. 07.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
     
    1. A.   Approval of Resolution declaring the boundary of the Greenwood- Leflore School District 
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. B.   Approval of methodology to award grants to school districts, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and state agencies        to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education Educators-in- Residence program
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. C.   Approval to revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    4. D.   Approval to revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    5. E.   Approval to revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    6. F. Approval of the appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    7. G. Approval of Statewide Purchasing Program fee structure for School Year 2018-2019
      (Office of Chief of Operations 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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