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August 27, 2020 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
August 27, 2020
10:00 a.m.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
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 July 16, 2020 Board Meeting and minutes of the August 6, 2020 Special-Called Teleconference Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Report of State Superintendent of Education

VI.        Report of Chair

VII.       Report of Student Representative

VIII.      Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings

IX.        Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
  1. 01. Action: Approval by the SBE to allow specific school districts to operate for less than 180 days as required in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-13-63(1) following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency and Executive Order 1517 as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts during the 2020-2021 school year in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-13-65 and § 37-13-63(2) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes and State Board of Education Policy for the 2020 – 2021 school year following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 9.2, State Board Policy Chapter 9, Rule 9.2: Reporting Attendance for Virtual Learning [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 35.1, State Board Policy Chapter 35, Rule 35.1 for the 2020 - 2021 school year following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts during the Spring of 2020 in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15- 11(c)(1) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 37-21-11(2), 37-177-1(3), 37-177-11, 37-177-17 and SBE Policy 41.1 for the 2020 - 2021 school year following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  6. 06. Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 99.2, State Board Policy Chapter 99, Rule 99.2 – School Calendar Approval and Modification [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  7. 07. Action: Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 07.A. [PULLED] Back-up material

    2. 07.B. Action: Modify contract with Teachstone to provide training and commodities to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the Office of Early Childhood Pre-K to third grade Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) training program [Goals 3 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. 07.C. Action: Contract with Management Services for Education Data (MS/EdD) to provide consultative services that includes a complete system for collecting, storing, and reporting all data required for the management of the Mississippi Migrant Student Program [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. 07.D. Action: Award contracts to various Application Service Providers to provide licensing for a Learning Management System to local school districts in the State [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    5. 07.E. Action: Approval of the extension of employment agreement to serve as Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE strategic Plan] (Washington Cole) Back-up material

  8. 08. Action: Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 08.A. Action: Modify Early Learning Collaborative Council grants to support pre-kindergarten programs with increased per-pupil rate [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  9. 09. Action: Approval to integrate $4 million of ESSER Funds to support Distance Learning and mitigate against higher than anticipated cost of windows devices [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  10. 10. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval of the Methods of Administration (MOA) Plan (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval to revise Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Culinary Arts
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of the revised school calendars for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Mississippi School of the Arts, and Mississippi school for Mathematics and Science for 2020-2021 school year (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval of monthly expenditures for Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval to repeal Miss. Admin. Code: 7-139, Accreditation Audit Procedures
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval to revise Career Pathway licensure option, 971 Teacher Academy; to revise Career and Technical Education supplemental licensure options, 309 Special Populations; and 917 Career Pathway Experience; to establish one new Career Pathway in the endorsement area of Shipbuilding; and to establish one new Computer endorsement in the area of Exploring Computer Science
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 76.4, State Board Policy Chapter 76, Rules 76.4 – Housing Teacher Program (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval of Technology Equipment and Acceptable Use Policy for state schools (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    10. J. Approval to appoint a certificated public school administrator to the State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Advisory Council (Carey Wright) Back-up material

X.       Consideration of Executive Session

XI.      State Board of Education
  1. 1.  Report on meetings attended

  2. 2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

XII.     Other Business

XIII.     Adjournment

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