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January 21, 2021 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
January 21, 2021
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 December 17, 2020 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Report of State Superintendent of Education

VI.        Report of Chair

VII.       Report of the Student Representatives

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: Progress on the Mississippi Board of Education’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval to submit an Addendum to the ESEA Consolidated State Plan due to the COVID-19 National Emergency and an accompanying waiver request for the identification of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools based on 2020-21 results [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards 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
     
    1. 03.A. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies,manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the accountability determinations, 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)

    2. 03.B. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to 3rd Grade English Language Arts/Reading Assessment, 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)

    3. 03.C. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the End-of- Course Subject Areas Tests, 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)

    4. 03.D. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to submission of the FY 2020 Single Audit reporting package, 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)

    5. 03.E. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific states statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the required training for MCOPS recipients and SROs, 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)

  4. 04. Action: Revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020 specifically the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System, Section 25, College- and Career-Readiness, regarding the inclusion of ACT WorkKeys in performance measures [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Srategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Establish the Mississippi K-12 Social Emotional Learning Standards [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  6. 06. Action: Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 06.A. Action: Award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  7. 07. 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 list of evidence-based behavior interventions for use in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval to establish Licensure Guidelines for Licensure Preparation and Other Programs Completed Outside the State of Mississippi
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to amend the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership Business Track and remove all references to the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) and Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL) Education Track nontraditional licensure pathways from the Licensure Guidelines as appropriate
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 3: 14.6, 14.6.1, and 14.6.2, State Board Policy Chapter 14, Rules 14.6, 14.6.1, and 14.6.2 and establish Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 3: 14.6.3 and 14.6.4, State Board Policy Chapter 14, Rules 14.6.3 and 14.6.4 related to Licensure Commission, Discipline Procedures, Hearings and Appeals
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval of the appointment of a Chairman for the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) 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 Vice-Chair
XII.     Other Business

XIII.     Adjournment

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