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March 11, 2021 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
March 11, 2021
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 February 25, 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: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Computer Science and Engineering in Career and Technical Education [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  2. 02. Information: Spring/Fall 2020 ACT results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Information: Report of the 2021 graduation rates for the state, district, and school levels [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
    1. 04.A. Action: Contract with Interim Superintendent for Tunica County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan (Washington Cole) Back-up material

    2. 04.B. Action: Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) to provide a variety of education-related services to support the MDE’s Digital Learning program, including, but not limited to procuring Digital Learning Instructional Coaches [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    3. 04.C. Action: Contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program for the remainder of FY 2021 and FY 2022 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    4. 04.D. Action: Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for Mississippi Department of Education for 2021-2022 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) 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 school calendars for State Schools for 2021-2022 school year (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of methodology to award funds to school districts in support of the implementation of the Mississippi Online Course Application (MOCA) process (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval of methodology to award grant funds to local school districts for the Perkins Reserve Grant Program (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of methodology to award supplemental literacy grants to schools to support Kindergarten through 5th grade literacy instruction and accelerate reading skills through summer learning opportunities under the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA) (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    6. F. [PULLED] Back-up material

    7. G. Approval of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) for Districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to establish implementation procedures for recently adopted Licensure Guidelines for Licensure Preparation and Other Programs Completed Outside the State of Mississippi (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval of methodology to provide services and assistance to eligible Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools under the Cornonavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) (Joe Goff) 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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