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APA Process

View APA submissions in the Mississippi Administrative Bulletin on the Secretary of State’s website.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Accreditation and Office of Secondary Education

State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.6: Optional Graduation Requirements for Students Displaced by a Federally or Nationally Declared Natural Disaster

 On April 11, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.6: Optional Graduation Requirements for Students Displaced by a Federally or Nationally Declared Natural Disaster. 
 
In accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-16-7 each student must meet the minimum requirements established by the State Board of Education and its local board of education in order to receive a high school diploma. See also Miss. Code Ann. § 37-17-6 and Process Standard 14 of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2018. However, students displaced by natural disasters may experience educational barriers that prevent them from meeting the requirements set forth by the State Board of Education or a local board of education. Consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act, the Mississippi Department of Education is charged with ensuring displaced youth have equal access to appropriate secondary education and support services by assisting local districts with removing these barriers.
 
Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, Office of Accreditation, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accreditation@mdek12.org).
 
All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2019.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 13, 2019.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

OFFICE OF DISTRICT AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

On March 28, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process  to revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective for school year 2018-2019 and thereafter as outlined below:

  1. Assignment of Performance Classification for Nontraditional High School Configurations (Section 1.7)
  2. Acceleration (Section 9)
  3. English Learners (EL) (Section 15)
  4. Alternative, Career and Technical, and Child Development Centers (Section 21)
  5. Other
    • General updates to language for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),
    • Address technical issues that have arisen in the past,
    • Clarify language for existing business rules, and
    • Remove obsolete language or language no longer applicable.

Please submit written comments to Alan Burrow, Office of District and School Performance, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accreditation@mdek12.org).
All public comments must be received in the Office of District and School Performance later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019. APA Comments will be presented to the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) on May 9, 2019.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Part 3, Chapter 10: Rule 10.1 Audit, State Department of Education Resolution Process

On March 28, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 10: Rule 10.1 - Audit, State Department of Education Resolution Process. The proposed revisions will align this policy with federal requirements. The APA comment period ends on 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2019. APA Comments will be presented to the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) on May 9, 2019.

Please submit written comments to Brad Feaster, Bureau of Internal Audit, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771, or via email to bfeaster@mdek12.org.