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March 21, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
  March 21, 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 February 15, 2018 Board Meeting and minutes of Special- Called Board meeting of February 28, 2018

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

           
            2018 March Employee of the Month
            Bryan Brown
            Senior Systems Administrator
            Office of Technology and Strategic Services                    

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: Overview of the Mississippi Department of Education’s High- Quality Instructional Materials Initiative [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  2. 02. Action: Approve Districts of Innovation for 2018-2019 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  3. 03. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi College- and Career- Readiness Standards for Social Studies [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  4. 04. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    2. Contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the USDA Summer Food Service Program for the remainder of FY 2018 (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    3. Contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the USDA Summer Food Service Program (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    4. Renew contract with Michael D. Kent to perform administrative duties for the FY 2019 (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    5. Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate, deliver, and facilitate regional training sessions for Mississippi Department of Education for 2018-2019 (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    6. Renew contract with Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    7. Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2019 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    8. Approve contracts for the following Interim Superintendents: (Washington Cole) Back-up material
       
      1. H.1.   Approve contract for Interim Superintendent for Tunica County School District
      2. H.2.  Approve contract for Interim Superintendent for Leflore County School District

  5. 05. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. Award grant for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1511, 2017 Legislative Session (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    2. Award discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to provide training and support for local districts related to secondary education, special education, and school improvement (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning to coordinate K-12 and post-secondary initiatives (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. Award discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support and coordinated services for Career and Technical Education to local school districts (as per State Board Policy, Rule 84.7) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  6. 06. Discussion: Discussion of School Safety and Security (Johnny Franklin) Back-up material
  7. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except for Item H)
     
    1. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To create State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 80, Rule 80.4 – Every Student Succeeds Act; Equitable Services Dispute Resolution Policy (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    2. Approve textbooks, as recommended by the 2017 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science (K-5) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. Approve vendor, as recommended by the 2017 State Textbook Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science (K-5) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. Approve Corrective Action Plans for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    5. Deny approval of the Corrective Action Plans for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    6. Approve to revise CTE licensure guidelines and endorsement codes as approved by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    7. Approve to establish State Board policy Chapter 14, Rule 14.20 to require all Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) to obtain national accreditation as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    8. Information: Annual School Board Meeting Attendance Report in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-6-13 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items
 

  1. 02. Action: Approval of Districts of Innovation for 2018-2019 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  2. 03. Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi College- and Career- Readiness Standards for Social Studies [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  3. 04. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
     
    1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    2. Contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the USDA Summer Food Service Program for the remainder of FY 2018
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    3. Contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the USDA Summer Food Service Program
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    4. Renew contract with Michael D. Kent to perform administrative duties for the FY 2019
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate, deliver, and facilitate regional training sessions for Mississippi Department of Education for 2018-2019
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    6. Renew contract with Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    7. Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2019 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    8. Approve contracts for the following Interim Superintendents
      (Office of State Superintendent)
       
      1. 1. Approve contract for Interim Superintendent for Tunica County School District
      2. 2. Approve contract for Interim Superintendent for Leflore County School District

  4. 05. Action: Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
     
    1. Award grant for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1511, 2017 Legislative Session
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    2. Award discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to provide training and support for local districts related to secondary education, special education, and school improvement
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning to coordinate K-12 and post-secondary initiatives
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. Award discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support and coordinated services for Career and Technical Education to local school districts (as per State Board Policy, Rule 84.7)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

  5. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
     
    1. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To create State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 80, Rule 80.4 – Every Student Succeeds Act; Equitable Services Dispute Resolution Policy
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. Approve textbooks, as recommended by the 2017 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science (K-5)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. Approve vendor, as recommended by the 2017 State Textbook Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science (K-5)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. Approve Corrective Action Plans for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    5. Deny approval of the Corrective Action Plans for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    6. Approve to revise CTE licensure guidelines and endorsement codes as approved by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    7. Approve to establish State Board policy Chapter 14, Rule 14.20 to require all Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) to obtain national accreditation as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (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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