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October 15, 2020 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
October 15, 2020
10:00 a.m.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


I.          Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of minutes of September 24, 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. Information: Introduction to Mississippi Connects Professional Development for 1:1 Deployment [Goals1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan](Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 02.A. Action: Contract with GCR, Inc., to provide maintenance and support to the Division of Purchasing and Food Distribution Automated Food Purchasing System (APS) [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    2. 02.B. Action: Contract with Hanover Research Council, LLC to provide proprietary research information for education [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. 02.C. Action: Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. 02.D. Action: Renew contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. for the Fiscal Year 2021 for the Mississippi Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Statewide Assessment and Accountability [Goals 1, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 03.A. Action: Approval of grant awards for the School Nurse Intervention Grants, as identified in the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program, Miss. Code Ann. § 37-14-3 and funded by legislative appropriation [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  4. 04. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
    1. A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board appointments (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of methodology to award grant funds to local school districts for the CTE Non-traditional Participation Grant Programs (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi K-12 Social Emotional Learning Standards (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process: To revise Process Standard 24 in Miss. Admin Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020 and Process Standard 20 in Miss. Admin Code: 7-163, Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2020 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development September 11, 2020 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval to establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 99.2, State Board Policy Chapter 99, Rule 99.2 – School Calendar Approval and Modification
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley) 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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