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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

Division of Educator Licensure

Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education
(Occupational Educator) Licenses

On October 11, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise Career Pathway licensure options, 985 Engineering; 912 Law and Public Safety; 975 Welding; and to establish one new Career Pathway in the endorsement area of Instrumentation as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Office of Educator Licensure, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (licensure@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-2778.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Teaching and Leading no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on December 20, 2018.


Student Representatives of the Mississippi State Board of Education

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking public comment on a http://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OEA/Part-2-Chapter-2-Rule-2-3.pdf to appoint student representatives to the SBE starting in the 2019-20 school year. Student representatives would be non-voting members but would provide input on policy decisions that affect Mississippi public schools.

Please submit written comments to Donna Hales, Office of Educational Accountability, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (dhales@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-6740. All public comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018.


APA Listserv Signup

Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin.  Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions.  In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv.  Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

To sign up for the APA Listserv notifications, click the link below:

Signup to receive APA Notifications