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Mississippi Board of Education
  August 17, 2017
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 July 13, 2017 Board Meeting and minutes of the July 13, 2017 Budget Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

            2017 Mississippi Parent of the Year
            Angel Barnes
            Jackson County School District

            2017 August Employee of the Month
            Rana Hood
            Project Officer IV, Special
            Office of Academic Education

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:  Spring 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton and Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    2. 02. Action:  Contract with Curriculum Associates LLC to provide a  comprehensive early learning observational screener as part of the effectiveness evaluation for pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 03. Action:  State partnership agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. 04. Information:  Spring 2017 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. 05. Action:  The August 15, 2017 Commission of School Accreditation recommendation to reestablish the baseline of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System using the State Board of Education approved percentile ranks beginning with the results of the 2016-2017 school year [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. 06. Information: Procedures for appointment of the Superintendent of the Achievement School District Back-up material

    7. 07. 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. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 40, Rule 40.1 – McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Procedure (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Accredited Nonpublic-Status for CARES School – Saucier (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        4. Revise Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education (Occupational Educator) Licenses to add additional CTE endorsements as approved by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        5. School districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        6. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP to conduct a forensic audit of the Mississippi Department of Education (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

        7. Legal description of Holmes County Consolidated School District per Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-104.7 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        8. Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        9. Revise State Board Policy Chapter 26, Rule 26.1:  Policy for Salary Supplements and Process Cost Reimbursements for Master Teacher Certificates, National Certified School Counselors, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists, National School Nurse Certifications and Certified Academic Language Therapists (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 02. Action:  Approval to contract with Curriculum Associates LLC to provide a comprehensive early learning observational screener as part of the effectiveness evaluation for pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 03. Action:  Approval of the State partnership agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    3. 05. Action: Approval of the August 15, 2017 Commission of School Accreditation recommendation to reestablish the baseline of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System using the State Board of Education approved percentile ranks beginning with the results of the 2016-2017 school year [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    4. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)

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

      2. B.  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Part 3,  Chapter 40, Rule 40.1 – McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Procedure
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      3. C. Accredited Nonpublic-Status for CARES School – Saucier
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      4. D.Revise Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education (Occupational Educator) Licenses to add additional CTE endorsements as approved by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and     Development
        (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      5. E. School districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      6. F. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP to conduct a forensic audit of the Mississippi Department of Education
        (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

      7. G. Legal description of Holmes County Consolidated School District per Miss.Code Ann. § 37-7-104.7
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      8. H. Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer

      9. I. Revise State Board Policy Chapter 26, Rule 26.1:  Policy for Salary Supplements and Process Cost Reimbursements for Master Teacher Certificates, National Certified School Counselors, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists, National School Nurse Certifications and Certified Academic Language Therapists
        (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
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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