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September 19, 2014 Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
September 19, 2014
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi



I.         Call to order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of Minutes of August 14-15, 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, September 18, 2014.)

  1. Approval to initiate the process to reconstitute Scott County School District that is inconservatorship
    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
  2. Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive intervention
     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  3. Approval to establish the 2014 Mississippi Library Monitoring Rubric (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) 
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  4. Approval of the recommended score to determine minimum readiness for kindergarten
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  5. Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  6. Approval of Title III reallocation methodology in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 
  7. Approval to award a discretionary grant to Rankin County School District for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  8.  Approval of revised methodology to award discretionary grant funds to school districts to provide partial funding for a universal reading screener in grades 1-3 and / or progress monitoring resources in grades K-3
     (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
  9. Approval of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
  10. Consent Agenda 
    1. Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

            2014 Mississippi Parent of the Year Congressional District Finalists
            Pammie Davidson, Houlka, MS
            1st Congressional District Parent of the Year

            Arcola Wilson-Sullivan, Natchez, MS
            3rd Congressional Parent of the Year

            2014 Mississippi Parent of the Year
            Jane Moore, Ocean Springs

            2014 September Employee of the Month
            Monique Corley
            Office of Procurement
            Educ-Specialist, Senior

VIII.     State Board of Education 

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

IX.       Other Business 

X.        Adjournment

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September Agenda (Print Version)
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