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March 9 board agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
March 9, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Madison County School District
476 Highland Parkway
Ridgeland, Mississippi


I.          Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of minutes of February 16, 2023 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

VI.        Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.       Report of Chair

VIII.      Report of the Student Representatives

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

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

    1. 01. Action: Renew one District of Innovation for 2023-2024 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
    2. 02. Action: pproval of the MDE grant awards [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
        1. 02.A. Action: Award competitive grants to Early Learning Collaboratives to support pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Marla Davis) Back-up material
      • 03. 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 (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          2. B. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          3. C. Approval of certified personnel for the Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          4. D. Approval of methodology to award McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act grants to support local school districts in providing supplemental services for homeless children and youth in accordance with Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          5. E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the 2020 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for the College and Career Readiness course (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          6. F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Work-Based Learning: Credit Bearing Course Guidelines to Mississippi Work-Based Learning (WBL) Manual (Wendy Clemons) Back-up material
          7. G. Approval to establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 78.11, State Board Policy Chapter 78, Rule 78.11: Guidelines for Mississippi’s Implementation of the Locally Selected Nationally Recognized, High School Assessment Provision of ESSA
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
          8. H. Approval of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) for Districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
          9. I. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        XI.         Consideration of Executive Session

        XII.        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 McPherson & Jacobson on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Butler Snow in Ridgeland, MS starting at 1:00 P.M.

          XIII.      Other Business

          XIV.     Adjournment

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