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December 16, 2021 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
December 16, 2021
10:00 a.m.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
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 November 12, 2021 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Report of State Superintendent of Education

VI.        Report of Chair

VII.       Report of the Student Representatives

VIII.      Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings

IX.        Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)

  1. 01. Action: Begin the public comment period to revise the Mississippi Perkins V State Plan to include work-based learning as a measure of CTE program quality [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Approval of Ten Year Strategic Plan for Computer Science Education in Mississippi [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  3. 03. Information: Update from the Office of Teaching and Leading [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  4. 04. Action: Approval of MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 04.A. Action: Contract with FY22 ESSER Technical Assistance Specialists for the Office of Federal Programs [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 04.B. Action: Contract with TempStaff, Inc. for providing Temporary Staffing Services for a Call Center [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. 04.C. Action: Renew contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to provide health inspections for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program for the remainder of FY 2022 and FY 2023 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    4. 04.D. Action: Contract with Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., to provide agency wide networked multi-function copiers for the Mississippi Department of Education Central High School Building, Greymont Location (Child Nutrition and Healthy Schools), and Career and Technical Warehouse in Pearl [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    5. 04.E. [PULLED] Back-up material

    6. 04.F. Action: Contract with WorldWide Technology, LLC to provide consulting and capacity services to build a modernized student Information System [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    7. 04.G. Action: Modify contract with Mythics, Inc to provide Oracle Licensing Support through January 22, 2022 [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    8. 04.H. Action: Modify contract with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide post-secondary data on the enrollment status and educational achievement of students throughout Mississippi [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    9. 04.I. Action: Contracts with selected vendors for the operation of supplemental English Language Arts (ELA) digital subscriptions for grades K – 2 and grades 3 – 12 [Goals 1, 2, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    10. 04.J. Action: Contract with selected vendor for the operation of a supplemental Mathematics digital subscription for grades K – 8 [Goals 1, 2, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    11. 04.K. Action: Contracts with selected vendors for the operation of supplemental Social Studies (K – 8) and Science (K – 6 and 7 –12) digital subscriptions [Goals 1, 2, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Approval of MDE Grant Awards [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 05.A. Action: Award a formula grant to school districts to address the impact of COVID-19 on Pre-K classrooms [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 05.B. Action: Award competitive grants for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 05.C. Action: Award discretionary grants for the ARP Homeless I Program [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    4. 05.D. Action: Award discretionary grants for the ESSER Migrant Program [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    5. 05.E. Action: Award discretionary grants for the ESSER Delinquent Program [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    6. 05.F. Action: Award competitive grants for Non-Profit Workforce Professional Development Grant Program [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    7. 05.G. Action: Award competitive grants to five (5) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) for the Mississippi Teacher Residency in Critical Shortage Areas [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    8. 05.H. Action: Award grants to the School Nurse ESSERII/ARP Program [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  6. 06. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Facilities Usage Application, Policies, and Procedures as addenda within the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Operations Manual (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    4. D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Social Studies (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    5. E. Approval of methodology to award ESSER III and American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to local stand-alone Alternative Education Programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval to extend the deadline for districts to submit the Fiscal Year 2021 Single Audit reporting package (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2021-2022 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to require all initial Special Education licensure candidates to earn a passing score on a rigorous test of scientifically research-based reading instruction, interventions, and data-based decision-making principles as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to establish a new K-6 Elementary Education supplemental endorsement as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    10. J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify the existing Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education (K-12) Mississippi State Board of Education approved Alternate Route Program (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    11. K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify the existing Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education (4-6) Mississippi State Board of Education approved Alternate Route Program to include an Elementary Education (K-6) option (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    12. L. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify the existing pre-teaching coursework requirement for all Mississippi State Board of Education approved Alternate Route Programs (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    13. M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-107: 2021 Educator Preparation Provider Process and Performance Guidelines to modify the existing literacy coursework requirement for Mississippi State Board of Education approved Elementary Education K-6 licensure-track programs (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    14. N. Approval of the Entry Level Driver Training mandated by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, Trainer Provide Registry effective February 7, 2022 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    15. O. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-12: Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    16. P. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 14.6, 14.6.2, 14.6.3, and 14.6.4, State Board Policy Chapter 14, Rules 14.6, 14.6.2, 14.6.3, and 14.6.4, related to Licensure Commission, Discipline Procedures, Hearings and Appeals
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    17. Q. Approval of the final recalculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2023 (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    18. R. Approval of the final calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2023 (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    19. S. Approval of recommendation of Standing Commission on School District Efficiency Members (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    20. T. Approval of methodology to award American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund Grant dollars to eligible Mississippi Juvenile Detention Centers (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    21. U. Information: Annual Report of Findings and Recommendations from the Standing Commission on School District Efficiency (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

X.         Consideration of Executive Session

XI.        State Board of Education
  1. 1.  Report on meetings attended

  2. 2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

  3. 3.  Approval of a training session by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Butler Snow in Ridgeland, MS starting at 9:00 A.M.

XII.      Other Business

XIII.     Adjournment

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