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July 19, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
  July 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 June 20, 2018 Budget Meeting and minutes of June 21, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

            Exemplary Inclusion Programs for Students with Disabilities
            Oceans Springs School District 
            Pascagoula-Gautier 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:  Report from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Noxubee County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of federal and state law and accreditation standards, serious concerns regarding financial resources, and a continued pattern of poor academic performance [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material 
  2. 02. Action:  Determination by the Mississippi Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Noxubee County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of federal and state law and accreditation standards, serious concerns regarding financial resources, inappropriate standards of governance, and a continued pattern of poor academic performance [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
    Back-up material
  3. 03. Action:  Determination by the Mississippi Board of Education to officially abolish the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 –  MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  4. 04. Action:  Approval of request to the Governor that a state of emergency be declared in the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  5. 05. Action: Approval of a short-term contract for a temporary Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] Back-up material
  6. 06. Action:  Approval of appointment of Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  7. 07.  Action:  Approval of employment agreement to appoint the Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  8. 08. Action:  Approval of up to $2,500,000.00 from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] Back-up material
  9. 09. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Textbook and Instructional Materials Administration Handbook [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  10. 10. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  11. 11. Action:  Resolution declaring the consolidation of the Holmes County School District and the Durant School District into the Holmes County Consolidated School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]  (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  12. 12. Action:  Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2020 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
  13. 13. Action:  Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2020 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]  (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
  14. 14. Action:  Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
  15. 15. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 15.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement   benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    2. 15.B. Action:  Contract with ACT, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the ACT to all juniors in the state [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    3. 15.C. Action:  Contract with META Associates, Inc. to update the State of Mississippi Migrant Education Program (MEP) Service Delivery Plan (SDP) and complete an evaluation of its 2017-2018 statewide program [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley)  Back-up material
    4. 15.D. Action:  Purchase a used bus for the Mississippi School of the Arts as per Miss. Code § 37-41-101(4) [Goals 2 and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]  (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    5. 15.E. Action:  Contract with North Atlantic Security to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  16. 16. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant award [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)Back-up material
    1. 16.A. Action:  Award competitive grants to school districts to support prekindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]  (Nathan Oakley)  Back-up material
  17. 17.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material
    1. Approval of the 2018-2019 Crisis Management Plans for the State Schools (Nathan Oakley) 1. Mississippi School of the Arts 2. Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf Back-up material
    2. Approval to establish the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants through Four-Year-Old Children (2018)    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Nathan Oakley Back-up material
    3. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for the Social Studies (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)(Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items

  1. 02. Action:  Approval of determination by the Mississippi Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Noxubee County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of federal and state law and accreditation standards, serious concerns regarding financial resources,  and a continued pattern of poor academic performance [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
  2. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  3. 03. Action:  Approval of determination by the Mississippi Board of Education to officially abolish the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
  4. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  5. 04. Action:  Approval of request to the Governor that a state of emergency be declared in the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 –  MBE Strategic Plan]
  6. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  7. 05. Action: Approval of a short-term contract for a temporary Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
  8. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  9. 06. Action:  Approval of appointment of Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
  10. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  11. 07 Action:  Approval of employment agreement to appoint the Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
  12. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
     
  13. 08. Action:  Approval of up to $2,500,000.00 from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Noxubee County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
  14. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
  15.  
  16. 09. Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Textbook and Instructional Materials Administration Handbook [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
  17. (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  18. 10. Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  19. 11. Action:  Approval of Resolution declaring the consolidation of the Holmes County School District and the Durant School District into the Holmes County Consolidated School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer
  20. 12. Action:  Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2020 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  21. 13. Action:  Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2020 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  22. 14. Action:  Approval of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  23. 15. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    1.  
    2. 15.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement   benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    3. 15.B. Action:  Contract with ACT, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the ACT to all juniors in the state [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    4. 15.C. Action:  Contract with META Associates, Inc. to update the State of Mississippi Migrant Education Program (MEP) Service Delivery Plan (SDP) and complete an evaluation of its 2017-2018 statewide program [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. 15.D. Action:  Purchase a used bus for the Mississippi School of the Arts as per Miss. Code § 37-41-101(4) [Goals 2 and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. 15.E. Action:  Contract with North Atlantic Security to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  24. 16. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant award [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    1. 16.A. Action:  Award competitive grants to school districts to support prekindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

  25. 17. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
    1. A. Approval of the 2018-2019 Crisis Management Plans for the State Schools
    2.                
    3.     1. Mississippi School of the Arts
    4.     2. Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf
    5.     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. B. Approval to establish the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants through Four-Year-Old Children (2018) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
    7.     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    8. C. Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for the Social Studies (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) 
    9.     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

  1. 1. Report on meetings attended
  2. 2. Approval of attendance at meetings
  3. 3. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment

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