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Mississippi Board of Education
  April 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.

4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

I.          Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of minutes of March 16, 2017 Board Meeting

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

            Recognition for Support of Mississippi Education
            B. J. Perrett
            Blackhawk Flight Foundation

            2017 April Employee of the Month
            Jill Baldwin
            Vision Hearing Impairment Teacher I
            Mississippi School for the Deaf

VI.       Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.      Report of Chair

VIII.     Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings

IX.       Discussion of Board Items

    1. 01.   Information:  Achievement School District Update [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material

    2. 02.   Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Arts Learning Standards for (1) Dance, (2) Media Arts, (3) Music, (4) Theatre, and (5) Visual Arts [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 03.   Action:  Establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    4. 04.   Action:  Establish State Board Policy, Chapter 28, Rule 28.6: Essentials for College Math and Essentials for College Literacy Requirements [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. 05.  Action: Temporary rule and begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to amend the criteria for a special, non-renewable educator license [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. 06.   Action:  Recommended cut score on the Mississippi Assessment Program 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. 07.   Information: Report on the District Network Survey [Goals 1 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

    8. 08.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material

        1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

        2. Revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career  and Technical Education for Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST), Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        4. School calendars for State Schools for 2017-2018 School Year (Kim Benton) Back-up material
        5. 1.  Mississippi School of the Arts
          2.  Mississippi School for the Blind
          3.  Mississippi School for the Deaf
          4.  Mississippi School for Math and Science

        6. Modify discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Program site (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        7. Modify contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food service to the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for 2017-2018 School Year (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        8. Contract with Michael D. Kent to perform the administrative duties for the Mississippi Superintendents Academy and consolidation (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        9. Contract with Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University for the operation of the Mississippi Career and Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        10. Renew contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual School system (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        11. Establish a standard score of 165 for the Braille Praxis II exam (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        12. Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        13. Recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1 – 4 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        14. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for the Mississippi Assessment Program – Alternate (MAP-A) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        15. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        16. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2) and the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        17. Contracts for the following conservators: (John Q. Porter) Back-up material
          1.  Conservator for Tunica County School District
          2.  Conservator for Leflore County School District

        18. Contract with Ciber, Inc., for the K12 Network Support Services to provide onsite technical support for Mississippi public school districts (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

        19. Contract with Mississippi Interactive, to provide Mississippi Department of Education Website redesign (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

        20. Contract with CDW Government for the acquisition of softwares, services, and technical support necessary for the implementation of data visualization software (John Q. Porter) Back-up material
    9. 09.   Information: Presentation of FY 2016 audit reports by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 02.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Arts Learning Standards for (1) Dance, (2) Media Arts, (3) Music, (4) Theatre, and (5) Visual Arts [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 03.   Action:  Approval to establish the Mississippi College- and Career- Readiness Standards for Science [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    3. 04.   Action:  Approval to establish State Board Policy, Chapter 28, Rule 28.6: Essentials for College Math and Essentials for College Literacy Requirements [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    4. 05.   Action: Approval of a temporary rule and begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to amend the criteria for a special, non-renewable educator license [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    5. 06.   Action:  Approval of the recommended cut score on the Mississippi Assessment Program 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    6. 08.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)

        1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

        2. Revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST), Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        3. Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        4. School calendars for State Schools for 2017-2018 School Year
          1.  Mississippi School of the Arts
          2.  Mississippi School for the Blind
          3.  Mississippi School for the Deaf
          4.  Mississippi School for Math and Science
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        5. Modify discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Program site
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        6. Modify contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food service to the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for 2017-2018 School Year
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        7. Contract with Michael D. Kent to perform the administrative duties for the Mississippi Superintendents Academy and consolidation
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        8. Contract with Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University for the operation of the Mississippi Career and Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3)
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        9. Renew contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual School system
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        10. Establish a standard score of 165 for the Braille Praxis II exam (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        11. Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        12. Recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1 – 4
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        13. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for the Mississippi Assessment Program – Alternate (MAP-A)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        14. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        15. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2) and the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        16. Contracts for the following conservators:
          1.  Conservator for Tunica County School District
          2.  Conservator for Leflore County School District
          (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)

        17. Contract with Ciber, Inc., for the K12 Network Support Services to provide onsite technical support for Mississippi public school districts
          (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)

        18. Contract with Mississippi Interactive, to provide Mississippi Department of Education Website redesign
          (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)

        19. Contract with CDW Government for the acquisition of softwares, services, and technical support necessary for the implementation of data visualization software
          (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)
XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.       State Board of Education

            1.   Report on meetings attended
            2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

XIII.      Other Business

XIV.      Adjournment


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