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Mississippi Board of Education
  September 14, 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 August 17, 2017 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony
           

            2017 PAEMST State Finalists
            John Banks
            Kosciusko High School

            Carrie (Shae) Koenigsberger
            Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

            Karen Lindsey
            Germantown Middle School

            Michelle Robinson
            Madison Central High School

            2017 September Employee of the Month
            Verna Covington
            Accounting Specialist, Senior
            Office of Elementary Education and Reading

            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. Action: Every Student Succeeds Act state plan [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02. Action: Contract with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to provide a Special Education Data Management System [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton and John Q. Porter) Back-up material

    3. 03. Action:  Revise Standard 14, Appendix A, and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2016: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    4. (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. 04. Information:  Report from the Commission on Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Jackson Public School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    6. 05. Action: Approval of determination and resolution by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Jackson Public School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District, and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, federal and state law, inappropriate standards of governance, and a pattern of poor academic performance [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. 6. Information: 2017-2018 ACT Results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Kim Benton) Back-up material

    8. 7. 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. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP to conduct the FY 2017 Financial and Single audit on four Federal programs, Schedule of Compensated absences, and the MAEP Fund #22230000 as requested by the Office of the State Auditor (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

        3. Approval of Accredited Nonpublic-Status for Millcreek School –Kosciusko (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        4. Revise State Board Policy Rule 36.5 to reflect approved dual enrollment and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements as assessment options in lieu of passing the end-of-course assessments effective school year 2017-2018
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        5. Modify a discretionary grant to the Rankin County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        6. Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        7. Approval of Accredited-Temporary Status for Brentwood – Crossroads School (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 01. Action: Approval of the Every Student Succeeds Act state plan [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 02. Action: Approval to contract with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to provide a Special Education Data Management System [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
      (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)

    3. 03. Action:  Approval to revise Standard 14, Appendix A, and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2016: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
      (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    4. 05. Action: Approval of determination and resolution by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Jackson Public School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District, and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, federal and state law, inappropriate standards of governance, and a pattern of poor academic performance [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6]
    5. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    6. 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. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP to conduct the FY 2017 Financial and Single audit on four Federal programs, Schedule of Compensated absences, and the MAEP Fund #22230000 as requested by the Office of the State Auditor
        (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

      3. C. Approval of Accredited Nonpublic-Status for Millcreek School –Kosciusko
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      4. D. Revise State Board Policy Rule 36.5 to reflect approved dual enrollment and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements as assessment options in lieu of passing the end-of-course assessments effective school year 2017-2018
        (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      5. E. Modify a discretionary grant to the Rankin County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      6. F. Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      7. G. Approval of Accredited-Temporary Status for Brentwood – Crossroads School
        (Office of Chief Accountability 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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