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Mississippi Board of Education
  February 16, 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 January 19, 2017 Board Meeting

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll
           Booneville School District
           DeSoto County School District
           Stone County School District

           2017 February Employee of the Month
           Erica Crisler
           Accountant/Auditor III
           Office of Child Nutrition

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:  Report on Mississippi Districts of Innovation and Early College High Schools [Goal 2 – MBE – Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02.   Action: Districts of Innovation for 2017-2018 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 03.   Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  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] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. 04.  Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the SAT equivalent to the ACT [Goal 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. 05.   Information:  Recommendations from the Report on Governor’s Task Force on Teacher Preparation for Early Literacy Instruction [Goals 1 and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Kim Benton) Back-up material

    6. 06.  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. Establish the Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        4. Revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        5. Modify contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network support services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 02.   Action: Approval of Districts of Innovation for 2017-2018 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 03.   Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  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]
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    3. 04.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the SAT equivalent to the ACT [Goal 4 - MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

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

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

        2. Establish the Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        3. Appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        4. Revise the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        5. Modify contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network support services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi
          (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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