Mississippi Board of Education
January 17, 2008
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


01. Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02. 2008 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of the modification of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

04. Discussion of establishing nutrition regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

05. Discussion of establishing Comprehensive Health Education and Physical Education Rules and Regulations (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract with Evergreen Educational Consulting, L.L.C. as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant also known as REACH- MS, as required by the U. S. Department of Education (USDOE) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

07. Discussion of submitting amendments to revise the to the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook to the U.S. Department of Education fo review (Steve Hebbler) Backup Material

08. Report on North Panola School District (Paula Means) Backup Material

09. Discussion of the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship (CNTS) and Incentive Program Reports and the Report on the 2006-2007 Mississippi Alternate Route Teacher and Administrator Certification Programs (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

10. Discussion of Appointment of Senior Assistant to State Superintendent (Bureau Director II), Office of Accreditation (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

11. Discussion of Appointment of Associate State Superintendent, Office of Special Education (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Continue in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the findings that, pursuant to the continuing proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi , a state of emergency continues to exist as a result of Hurricane Katrina and that, pursuant to the provisions of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, federal funds have been allocated to address educational needs resulting from this disaster (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Contract with CCH Consulting, Inc., to provide a Project Manager to oversee modifications and enchancements to a web based payment system (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

C. New school site for the Jackson County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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