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June 16, 2022 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
June 16, 2022
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 26, 2022 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

VI.        Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.       Report of Chair

VIII.      Report of the Student Representatives

IX.        Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings

X.         Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)

  1. 01. Information: Overview of Digital Learning services and supports [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval of School of Innovation status for the Mississippi School of the Arts and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Initiate the process to return the Tunica County School District and authorization for the Mississippi Department of Education to seek applications for board members for the Tunica County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval of MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 04.A. Action: Renew contract with NWEA for Fiscal Year 2023 to administer the English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8, End-of-Course (EOC) in Algebra I, English II, and options for Geometry and Algebra II as part of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    2. 04.B. Action: Renew contract with NWEA for Fiscal Year 2023 to administer the English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-8; Science Grades 5 & 8; and High School Algebra I, English II, and Biology I as part of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program – Alternative, (MAAP-A) for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. 04.C. Action: Modify contract with EMS LINQ, Inc. to extend the contract date for additional modules, hosting, maintenance, and support to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the Mississippi Comprehensive Automated Performance-based System (MCAPS) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    4. 04.D. Action: Renew contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under the terms of the Master Consulting Services Agreement to Provide for the acquisition of Network and Technical Support IT Professionals for local school districts [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    5. 04.E. Action: Renew contract with Business Computers of Memphis, Inc. [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan 2018-2022] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    6. 04.F. Action: Modify contract with Hupp Information Technologies, Inc. to provide maintenance and support for the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Approval of MDE grant awards [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 05.A. Action: Award Educator-in-Residence Grants to school districts for literacy coaches for Cohort V [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 05.B. Action: Award competitive grants to school districts for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools Grant (MCOPS) FY23 (2022-2023) [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. 05.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

  6. 06. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval to appoint a certificated public-school classroom teacher to the State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Advisory Council (Carey Wright) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval of the revised 2022-2023 Student Handbooks for the Mississippi School for the Blind and the Mississippi School for the Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Operations Manual (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval of the revised School Wellness Plan for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code: 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022, Appendix A-6 – A-10, A-12, and C-2 and Miss. Admin. Code 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2022, Appendix A-6 – A-10, A-12, and C-2 (Kim Benton) 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, 2022, specifically Process Standard 2.2 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To Revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022 specifically Process Standard 17.4: Special Education (Kim Benton) 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, 2022, specifically Process Standard 2.4, and Miss. Admin. Code: 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2022, specifically Process Standard 2.4 – Student Support Services (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    11. K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022, specifically to establish Process Standard 17.9 – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training and to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-163: Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2022, specifically to establish Process Standard 14.9 – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    12. L. Approval to repeal, amend, or establish Mississippi State Board of Education Policies in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 25-43-3.114
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    13. M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise certain criteria for Career Pathway licensure options, 954 Information Technology; 964 Instrumentation; and 967 Collision Repair Technician (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    14. N. Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Division of Educator Preparation (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

XI.         Consideration of Executive Session

XII.        State Board of Education
  1. 1.  Report on meetings attended

  2. 2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

XIII.      Other Business
  1. 01. Approval to change the date of September 2022 meeting of the Mississippi Board of Education from September 22, 2022 to September 29, 2022

  2. 02. Approval to change the date of the regularly scheduled October 2022 meeting of the Mississippi Board of Education from October 20, 2022 to October 27, 2022

  3. 03. Approval to change the date of the regularly scheduled November 2022 meeting of the Mississippi Board of Education from November 17, 2022 to November 10, 2022

XIV.     Adjournment

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