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January 16, 2015 Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
January 16, 2015
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
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 18 – 19, 2014

IV.        Additions or deletions –         

            Approval of agenda 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Action Items
           (Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, January 15, 2015.)

  1. Approval to establish State Board Policy 405 - Length of School Term in accordance with MS Code 37-13-63
     (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
  2. Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 
    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
    1. Coahoma County Agricultural High School
    2. Wayne County School District
    3.  West Bolivar Consolidated School District
    4. Leake County School District 
  3.  Approval of textbooks, as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics 9-12, English Language Arts 9-12, Health Education 9-12, Family and Consumer Science 9-12, Business Education 9-12, and Technology Education 6-12 
     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  4. Approval to contract with vendors as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics 9-12, English Language Arts 9-12, Health Education 9-12, Family and Consumer Science 9-12, Business Education 9-12, and Technology Education 6-12
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 
  5. Approval of grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive intervention
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 
  6. [PULLED]
  7. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    2. Approval to establish Career and Technical Education endorsement codes for Television Broadcasting and Production and Cosmetology (Has cleared the Administrative Procedure Act process with no public comments)
       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  8. Approval to modify contract with eScholar LLC to provide services for the Mississippi Department of Education’s Business Intelligence System, as funds are available
    (Office of Technology and Strategic Services) 
  9.  Action on the Department’s participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
    (Office of State Superintendent)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           AP Honor Roll
           Gulfport School District
           Jones County School District
           Starkville School District

           2015 January Employee of the Month
           Christin Walters
           Office of Compulsory School Attendance
           School Attendance Officer

VIII.     State Board of Education

  1. Report on meetings attended
  2. Approval of attendance at meetings 

 

IX.       Other Business 

X.        Adjournment
 

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NOTE:           Cellular telephones and pagers that give an audible signal are not permitted during Board meeting.

January Agenda (Print Version)