Mississippi Board of Education
October 23, 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. Reports of financial advisors in Jefferson Davis County, Hazlehurst City, and Tate County school districts (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

03. Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses and report on AYP results under NCLB (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Discussion of revising State Board Policy 4904 -- Withholding of Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

05. Discussion to change to the Licensure Guidelines for Supplemental Endorsements added by Middle Grade Institutes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

06. Discussion of appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract with Hupp Information Technologies, Inc. to design, develop and customize software and services for a Web based licensure management system (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

08. Discussion to award the 2nd 2009 Dyslexia competitive grants for the Dyslexia Program in support of districts’ implementation of scientifically research-based programs (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion of Rejection of bids for the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)(Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion to award a discretionary grant to The University of Mississippi, Institute for Education and Workforce Development for the purpose of providing training to administrators utilizing the National Institute for School Leadership, Inc. training model entitled Leadership for Students with Disabilities Institute (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion to contract with TBD to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Statewide K-3 Assessments (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level (Cut) Scores and General Student Performance Level Descriptors (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of the methodology for selecting sites for Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of grant awards to school districts in Mississippi Appalachian Regional Commission distressed counties (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of methodology to award Migrant Education grant dollars in support of local efforts for providing supplemental services to migrant students in accordance with Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

17. Discussion to award a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

18. Discussion to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public schools (James Hart) Backup Material

19. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

20. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Student Achievement and Growth (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

21. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Internal Accountability (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

22. Discussion to adopt a process to address the plans of school districts’ making up days missed due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Discussion to award the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

B. Discussion of reassignment of Financial Advisor for Greenville Public School District (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

C. Discussion of reassignment of Financial Advisor for Shaw School District (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

D. New school site for the Columbus School District (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

E. New school site for the Corinth School District (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

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

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