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May 17, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
  May 17, 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 April 19, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

            Bill Gates Scholarship to Harvard University Recipient

            Shakira Hall
            Jefferson Davis County High School
            Jefferson Davis County 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. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants through Four-Year-Old Children 2018 [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  2. 02. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 02.A.     Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    2. 02.B.     Contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the 5th and 8th Grade Science assessment, and End-of-Course assessments in Biology I and U.S. History [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
  3. 03. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material
     
    1. Approval of the 2018-2019 Student Handbooks for the State Schools (Kim Benton) Back-up material
      1. 1. Mississippi School of the Arts
      2. 2. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
    2. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars to school districts in support of the implementation of dyslexia programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    3. Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to Early Learning Collaboratives to support Pre-Kindergarten programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    4. Approval of State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 80, Rule 80.4 - Every Student Succeeds Act:  Equitable Services Dispute Resolution Policy (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    5. Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Alternative Qualifications for Prospective Local Superintendents of Education (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    6. Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Special, Non-renewable License for Traditional Teacher Preparation Program Completers (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    7. Approval to adjust the passing score for Praxis Subject Assessment Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Test Code 5161) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    8. Approval of statutory revisions to State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 23, Rule 23.1 – Contracts (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items
 

  1. 01. Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants through Four-Year-Old Children 2018 [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  2. 02. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    1. 02.A.   Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement Benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    2. 02.B.   Contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2019 to administer the 5th and 8th Grade Science assessment, and End-of-Course assessments in Biology I and U.S. History [Goals 1   and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

  3. 03. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
     
    1. Approval of the 2018-2019 Student Handbooks for the State Schools
      1. 1. Mississippi School of the Arts
      2. 2. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
      3. (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    2. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars to school districts in support of the implementation of dyslexia programs
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    3. Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to Early Learning Collaboratives to support Pre-Kindergarten programs
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    4. Approval of State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 80, Rule 80.4 - Every Student Succeeds Act:  Equitable Services Dispute Resolution Policy
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    5. Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Alternative Qualifications for Prospective Local Superintendents of Education
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    6. Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Special, Non-renewable License for Traditional Teacher Preparation Program Completers
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    7. Approval to adjust the passing score for Praxis Subject Assessment Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Test Code 5161) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)
    8. Approval of statutory revisions to State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 23, Rule 23.1 – Contracts
      (Office of Chief Operations 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. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2019
  4. 4. Approval to change the previously approved SBE Budget Meeting date of June 22, 2018 to June 20, 2018

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment
 

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