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June 17, 2021 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
June 17, 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 May 20, 2021 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. Action: Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 9.3, State Board Policy Chapter 9, Rule 9.3: School-Wide and District-Wide Virtual Learning Days [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – 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: 56.2, State Board Policy Chapter 56, Rule 56.2: Virtual Students [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Approval of MDE contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 03.A. Action: Contract with Michael D. Kent for 2021-2022 to perform the administrative duties for the Office of Academic Education, work with school districts to consolidate, mentor existing and potential future school district superintendents and principals in Mississippi, and special assignments [Goals 4 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. 03.B. Action: Renew Kindergarten through Grade 3 Contract Worker Literacy Coach, Cohort 2 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. 03.C. Action: Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to participating organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (5 Regions in the State) [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    4. 03.D. Action: Contract with Warner, Inc. dba ServiceMaster OneCall to provide initial and weekly sanitizing/deep cleaning, daily cleaning, and COVID-19 terminal cleaning (upon request) of the MDE Office of Child Nutrition [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    5. 03.E. Action: Contract with Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP to provide supplementary legal counsel to the Office of Special Education for FY 2022 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval of MDE grant awards [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) back-up material
     
    1. 04.A. Action: Award competitive three-year grants to school districts to pilot the Services for Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders grant [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. 04.B. Action: Award an Educator-in-Residence (EIR) competitive grant for the State Systemic Improvement Plan Literacy Coach (K-3) and Regional Coordinators (K-3) and (4-8) [Goals 1 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. 04.C. Action: Award grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards as required by Miss Code Ann. 37-3-4 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  5. 05. 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 the 2021-2022 Principal and Visual Arts Teacher contracts for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Brookhaven School District to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts for Fiscal Year 2022 (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mississippi School of the Arts and Copiah Lincoln Community College related to the planning for and use of a performing arts center (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of the revised School Wellness Plans for the Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval of list of evidence-based academic interventions for use in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval of Renaissance and Riverside Insights for the purpose of providing qualified vendors to establish assessment instruments for local school districts and or schools (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020, specifically Process Standard 14, and Appendices A, B, and C and Miss. Admin. Code 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2020, specifically Appendices A, B, and C (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval of the appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    10. J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020, specifically Process Standard 14.3, and Appendices A-10 and A-11 and Miss. Admin. Code 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2020, specifically Process Standard 12.2 and Appendices A-10 and A-11 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    11. K. Approval to establish a qualifying score for the newly revised versions of certain Praxis Subject Assessments: Audiology (Test Code 5343); Mathematics (Test Code 5165); Middle School Mathematics (Test Code 5164); and Middle School Science (Test Code 5442) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development and approval to add Middle School Math grades 7-8 (Endorsement Code 901) to the list of approved supplemental endorsements that may be added to a valid three (3) year or valid five (5) year license with eighteen (18) hours of acceptable coursework bearing the MAT subject area prefix (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    12. L. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to add Middle School Math grades 7-8 (Endorsement Code 901) to the list of approved supplemental endorsements that may be added to a valid three (3) year or valid five (5) year license with eighteen (18) hours of acceptable coursework bearing the MAT subject area prefix and to remove any references to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) approved Math and Science Partnerships initiative (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    13. M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 142: Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education (Occupation Educator) Licenses to establish new supplemental endorsements for Master Teacher of Personal Finance and Master Teacher of College and Career Readiness (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    14. N. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to revise certain Project Lead the Way (PLTW) licensure options (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    15. O. 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

    16. P. Report of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    17. Q. Approval of Statewide Purchasing Program’s FY21 Financial Statement and FY22 fee structure (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    18. R. Approval of 2021-2022 educator contracts for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    19. S. Approval of the revised Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Operations Policy Manual (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

  3. 3.  Approval to change the location of the July 15, 2021 Board meeting to Biloxi, Mississippi at the Biloxi Performing Arts Center

XII.     Other Business

XIII.     Adjournment

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