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July 16, 2020 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
July 16, 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 June 11, 2020 Budget Meeting and minutes of June 11, 2020 Board 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 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) and submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Education (ED) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To 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] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Approval of preliminary calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2022 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval of preliminary calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2022 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Approval of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  6. 06. Action: Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 06.A. Action: Contract with Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC to provide food services to the students and staff at the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and Blind [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. 06.B. Action: Contract with Synergetics DCS, Inc. to provide Software Support and Maintenance for FileX document imaging and software services [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    3. 06.C. Action: Contract with Warner, Inc. DBA ServiceMaster OneCall to provide initial and weekly sanitizing/deep cleaning and daily cleaning of the MDE Office of Child Nutrition [Goal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    4. 06.D. Action: Modify Contract with Mythics, Inc. for the acquisition of Oracle Software Licenses and Support [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    5. 06.E. Action: Contract with SHI International Corp to provide for Microsoft Premier Support Services [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  7. 07. Action: Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 07.A. Action: Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    2. 07.B. Action: Award Educator-in-Residence (EIR) grants from the Office of Elementary Education and Reading for Cohort II school districts for literacy coaches [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  8. 08. Information: Report on Legislative Action related to the MDE Digital Learning Plan [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  9. 09. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise State Board Policy Chapter 56, Rule 56.1 – Distance Learning, Blended Learning, and Online Courses (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 28.3, State Board Policy Chapter 28, Rule 28.3: Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy, Miss. Admin Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019, Process Standard 26 and Appendices A and B, Miss. Admin. Code: 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2019, Process Standard 22 and Appendices A and B
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of the Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998: Designation of 2020-2021 Critical Shortage Subject Areas and Critical Shortage Geographical Areas (Mississippi School Districts) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify the licensure requirements for obtaining and maintaining an Advanced Placement (AP) supplemental (add-on) endorsement that is added to a valid standard five-year Mississippi teacher license to teach Advanced Placement courses
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of a new school site for the Madison County School District (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval to revise Part 24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019, specifically the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System, Section 9, Acceleration, regarding the collection of performance measures for dual credit courses [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

    7. G. Approval of Resolution declaring the boundary of the Chickasaw County School District (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to request the Governor call a special election in November 2020 for the Interim Board of Education in Chickasaw County School District as provided in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-103.8(4) (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval of FY2021 budget for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    10. J. Approval of contract with North Atlantic Security for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    11. K. Approval of part-time contract for 2020-2021 science teacher for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    12. L. Report of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin) 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

  3. 3.  Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

XII.     Other Business
 
  1. 01. Action: Approval to change the previously approved SBE meeting date of August 20, 2020 to August 27, 2020.

  2. 02. Action: Approval of a work session of the State Board of Education on Thursday, August 27, 2020, immediately following the regularly scheduled board meeting, starting at the earliest at 1:00 p.m., for the purpose of interviewing the Student Representative finalists.

XIII.     Adjournment

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