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Summary of State Board of Education Agenda Items Consent Agenda
September 24, 2020



C.        Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 76.4, State Board Policy Chapter 76, Rules 76.4 – Housing Teacher Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)


Executive Summary

The Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998 has established a special home loan program available to licensed teachers who render services in geographical areas of the state that are designated by the State Board of Education as having a critical shortage of teachers. The Department of Education will advertise for the purpose of contracting with one or more public or private entities to assist with the implementation and administration of the program. Therefore, the revision of the policy will provide a uniform process that will be utilized as guidance to the contracted entity and school districts.

In Accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-159-11, the MDE must implement specific guidelines to ensure compliance with Housing Assisted Teacher (HAT) requirements.

Recommendation: Approval

Back-up material attached


Public Comment Notice



Methods of Administration Plan Approval

On August 27, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved the Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) Methods of Administration Plan for Complying with Civil Rights Requirements in Vocational Education Programs (MOA). The MOA Plan details how the MDE will carry out its civil rights obligations under Appendix B of the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs. The policies and procedures for conducting MOA compliance reviews for both secondary and post-secondary Carl Perkins subrecipients are provided in the Plan.

  • Tab 10.A. Approval of Methods of Administration Plan (Nathan Oakley) Back-up Material

Please submit written comments to Rozelia Harris, Office of Career and Technical Education, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771.  You may also submit comments in writing by email at

All public comments must be received in the Office of Career and Technical Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2020.  A summary of comments will be presented to the SBE on October 15, 2020.