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September 17, 2015 Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
September 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. South Pointe
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, Mississippi

Agenda

      
      National Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program (RAMP)

      Brandon Elementary School, Rankin County School District
      Stonebridge Elementary School, Rankin County School District 

      2015 September Employee of the Month
      Minnia Winters
      Educ-Special Education Program Coordinator
      Office of Special Education

  1.       Call to Order
  2.       Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation
  3.       Approval of Minutes of August 20, 2015
  4.       Approval of Agenda
  5.       Recognition Ceremony
  6.       Report of State Superintendent of Education Back-up material
  7.       Report of Chair Back-up material
  8.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings Back-up material
  9.       Discussion of Board Items 

 

  1.  Report on Holmes/Durant consolidation process (Pat Ross) Back-up material
  2.  Discussion of the Results from the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards Feedback Forum [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material        
  3.  Discussion of the Spring 2015 ACT Results for 11th Grade [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  4.  Discussion of Advanced Placement in Mississippi [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  5.  Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  6.  Discussion of the Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
  7.  Discussion to establish a combined minimum score for the end-of-course assessments that will serve as an additional option in meeting graduation requirements for students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year as outlined in State Board Policy 3803 [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
  8. Consent Agenda Back-up material
    1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
    2. Contract with Colyar Technology Solutions for the implementation and maintenance of Child Nutrition Management System software (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
    3. Award grants to school districts for school nurses as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
    4. Revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 [Goals 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Pat Ross) Back-up material
    5. Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Pat Ross) Back-up material
    6.   2015-2016 Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Employee Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    7. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Wellness Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    8. 2015-2016 Mississippi School of the Arts Employee Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    9. Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) to host arts camps each summer and participate in the summer meals program (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    10. Mississippi School of the Arts Media Arts as a discipline of study (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    11. Revise the policy requiring districts to implement a 3 tier instructional model (State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention) (Kim Benton) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material
    12. Contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    13. Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches (Kim Benton) Back-up material
    14. Educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
    15. Begin the Administrative Procedure Act process:  To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development September 3, 2015 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
    16. Continue with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Harvard College to participate in the Strategic Data Project (SDP) fellowship (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

  X.       Approval of Action Items

  1.  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan] 
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  2. Approval to establish a combined minimum score for the end-of-course assessments that will serve as an additional option in meeting graduation requirements for students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year as outlined in State Board Policy 3803 [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
  3. Consent Agenda
    1.  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    2. Contract with Colyar Technology Solutions for the implementation and maintenance of Child Nutrition Management System software
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
    3. Award grants to school districts for school nurses as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer) 
    4.  Revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 [Goals 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
      (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
    5. Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
      (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
    6. 2015-2016 Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Employee Handbook
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    7. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Wellness Plan
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    8. 2015-2016 Mississippi School of the Arts Employee Handbook
       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    9. Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) to host arts camps each summer and participate in the summer meals program
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    10. Mississippi School of the Arts Media Arts as a discipline of study
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    11. Revise the policy requiring districts to implement a 3 tier instructional model (State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) 
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    12. Contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    13. Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches
       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
    14. Educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
    15. Begin the Administrative Procedure Act process:  To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development September 3, 2015
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
    16. Continue with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Harvard College to participate in the Strategic Data Project (SDP) fellowship
      (Office of Chief Information Officer)

 XI.        Consideration of Executive Session

XII.        State Board of Education

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


XIII.       Other Business

XIV.       Adjournment
 

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