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September 20, 2018 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
 
September 20, 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 August 16, 2018 Board Meeting and minutes of August 23, 2018 Special-Called Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony
            
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: Revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)(Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval 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 to reset the baseline scores in accordance with current State Board of Education policy for schools with Grade 12 and to assign a grade classification to all schools [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan](Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 03.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  4. 04. [PULLED]

  5. 05. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except Items F and G) Back-up material
    1. A. Approval to establish the Textbook and Instructional Materials Administration Handbook
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Procurement Plan – Child Nutrition (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of the 2018-2019 Mississippi School of the Arts Staff Handbook (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval of dyslexia screeners for use in kindergarten and first grade (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of accredited nonpublic status for Crossroads School of Flowood (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. F. Information:  Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. G. Information:  Report from the Commission on School District Efficiency (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval of Appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  6. 06. Action: Do not place items on Board agenda without back-up materials with the exception of time-sensitive materials (Johnny Franklin) Back-up material

X.       Approval of Action Items
  1. 01.   Action: Approval to revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2018) [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) 
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

  2. 02.   Action: Approval 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 to reset the baseline scores in accordance with current State Board of Education policy for schools with Grade 12 and to assign a grade classification to all schools [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
    (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

  3. 03.   Action: Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    1. 03.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

  4. 05.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
    1. A.   Approval to establish the Textbook and Instructional Materials Administration Handbook 
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. B.   Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Procurement Plan – Child Nutrition 
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    3. C.   Approval of the 2018-2019 Mississippi School of the Arts Staff Handbook 
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    4. D.   Approval of dyslexia screeners for use in kindergarten and first grade
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    5. E.   Approval of accredited nonpublic status for Crossroads School of Flowood
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    6. H.   Approval of Appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency 
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

  5. 06.   Action: Approval to do not place items on Board agenda without back-up materials with the exception of time-sensitive materials
    (Office of the State Superintendent)

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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