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February 15 Board Agenda


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Mississippi Board of Education
  February 15, 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 January 18, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

          
            Junior ROTC Legion of Valor Award Winners

            Emory Booth Zachary Savoie
            Rankin County School District

            2018 February Employee of the Month
            Whitney Young
            Special Projects Officer II
            Office of Teaching and Leading

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:  Progress on the Mississippi Boar d of Education’s 5-year Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 [Goals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material
  2. 02. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three- and Four-Year-Old Children (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  3. 03. Information: Report of the 2018 graduation rates for the state, district, and school levels [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  4. 04. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 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 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  5. 05. Action: Establish the Mississippi Innovation Lab Network Project (MS ILN), a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Education and selected A and B school districts, to advance new models of learning that can better prepare all students for success in the 21st century [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  6. 06. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  7. 07. Information: Results of Inclement Weather Survey for 2017-2018 School Year in accordance with Process Standard 13 (requirement of 180 teaching days) of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017 and Miss. Code Ann. §§ 37-13-63 (2) and 37-13-64 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  8. 08. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except for Item A) Back-up material
    1. Information: Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    2. Approve methodology to award grant dollars to non-profit entities for professional development in the areas of workforce development, economics education, and advanced placement studies (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. Approve Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    4. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Standards 14.1.4 and 26, and Appendices A and B of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017 (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    5. Modify eligible participants to include Special Education teachers (who hold a valid Special Education (221, 222, or 223 license) in the Approved Early Childhood Specialized Training for obtaining the Pre-Kindergarten (122) add-on endorsement (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    6. Revise the Child Development (Pre-K - K endorsement code 153) licensure requirements to include an option for Special Education teachers who hold a valid Special Education (221, 222, or 223) license to add the Child Development (Pre-K – K endorsement code 153) license by earning the required qualifying passing score on the appropriate Praxis II Specialty Area) (Paula Vanderford) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    7. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Part 189: Mississippi School Safety Manual (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    8. Approve the new boundaries of the Lamar County School District (Kim Benton) Back-up material

X.      Approval of Action Items

  1. 02.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three- and Four-Year-Old Children (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  2. 04.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 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 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  3. 05.   Action: Approval to Establish the Mississippi Innovation Lab Network Project (MS ILN), a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Education and selected A and B school districts, to advance new models of learning that can better prepare all students for success in the 21st century [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  4. 06.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  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 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  5. 07.   Action: Approval of consideration of requests to waive the requirement of 180 school days (Standard 13 of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017) due to extreme weather emergencies [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  6. 08.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
    1. B. Approve methodology to award grant dollars to non-profit entities for professional development in the areas of workforce development, economics education, and advanced placement studies
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. C. Approve Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    3. D. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Standards 14.1.4 and 26, and Appendices A and B of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2017
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. E. Modify eligible participants to include Special Education teachers (who hold a valid Special Education (221, 222, or 223 license) in the Approved Early Childhood Specialized Training for obtaining the Pre-Kindergarten (122) add-on endorsement
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. F. Revise the Child Development (Pre-K - K endorsement code 153) licensure requirements to include an option for Special Education teachers who hold a valid Special Education (221, 222, or 223) license to add the Child Development (Pre-K – K endorsement code 153) license by earning the required qualifying passing score on the appropriate Praxis II Specialty Area) Assessment
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. G. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Part 189:Mississippi School Safety Manual
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    7. H. Approve the new boundaries of the Lamar County School District
      (Office of Chief Academic 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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