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Mississippi State Board of Education Policy Manual

The Mississippi State Board of Education adopts rules and regulations and set standards and policies for the organization, operation, management, planning, budgeting and programs of the Mississippi Department of Education.

Mississippi State Board of Education Policy Crosswalk
All policies were renumbered in 2015 per state law. This document lists old and new numbers for each policy.

Organization Part 2

Chapter 1 State Department of Education

Chapter 2 State Board of Education

Board Policies Part 3

Chapter 1 Accountability

  • Rule 1.1 Educational Accountability 
  • Rule 1.2 Accountability Subcommittee
  • Rule 1.3 Office of Internal Accountability and Program Evaluation

Chapter 2 Accreditation

  • Rule 2.1 Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards
  • Rule 2.2 Conservatorship
  • Rule 2.3 Grading
  • Rule 2.4 First Administration of Statewide Assessments - (Repealed 3/2015)

Chapter 3 Administrative Expense Reduction

  • Rule 3.1 Administrative Expense Reduction

Chapter 4 Administrative Procedures Act

Chapter 5 Agenda, State Board of Education

  • Rule 5.1 Agenda, State Board of Education

Chapter 6 Administrative Process and Performance Review

  • Rule 6.1 Administrative Process and Performance Review

Chapter 7 Alternate Education Programs

Chapter 8 Approvals, Non-public

Chapter 9 Attendance Reporting

Chapter 10 Audit, SDE Resolution Process

Chapter 11 Awards

Chapter 12 Board of Education Operations

Chapter 13 Calendar (Repealed 09/2012)

Chapter 14 Certification

  • Rule 14.1 Administrator Preparation
  • Rule 14.2 Administrator Process and Performance Review (Repealed 04/2011)
  • Rule 14.3 Assistant Teacher Program (Repealed 02/2012)
  • Rule 14.4 Agreement, NASDTEC
  • Rule 14.5 Armed Forces Activation (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.6 Commission, Hearings and Appeals
  • Rule 14.6.1 Rules for Procedure for Disciplinary Hearings by Licensure Commission
  • Rule 14.6.2 Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development Operations Policy
  • Rule 14.7 Nursery through First Grade (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.8 Postsecondary Licensure (Vocational) (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.9 Regulations
  • Rule 14.10 Reporting Infractions
  • Rule 14.10 Appendix A, B, C, D, E
  • Rule 14.11 Skills, K-8 Mathematics (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.12 Teacher Process and Performance Review (Repealed 4/2011)
  • Rule 14.13 Review (Repealed 4/2011)
  • Rule 14.14 Licensure Guidelines Tech Prep Discovery Courses (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.15 Supplemental Endorsements for ITC and STEM Application Courses (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.16 New Endorsement Code 193 for Economics (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 14.17 Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics
  • Rule 14.18 Code of Ethics Standards
  • Rule 14.19 Educator and Principal Evaluation Systems

Chapter 15 Character Education

Chapter 16 Charter Schools

Chapter 17 Child Nutrition

Chapter 18 Children First Act of 2009

  • Rule 18.1 Children First Act (CFA) Annual Report 

Chapter 19 Class Size

Chapter 20 College Admission

Chapter 21 Communicable Diseases

Chapter 22 Consolidate Applications (Federal Funds) (Repealed 1/2012)

Chapter 23 Contracts

Chapter 24 Contracts, Teacher

  • Rule 24.1 Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee
  • Rule 24.2 Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public District

Chapter 25 Conversion Charter Schools

Chapter 26 Cost Reimbursement/Salary Supplements

  • Rule 26.1 Cost Reimbursement/Salary Supplements

Chapter 27 Criminal Background Checks

  • Rule27.1 Criminal Records Background Checks on Applicants for Employment

Chapter 28 Curriculum

  • Rule 28.1 Curriculum Guides
  • Rule 28.2 Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools
  • Rule 28.3 Access to Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy
  • Rule 28.4 Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children
  • Rule 28.5 Credit Recovery Policy

Chapter 29 Driver Education

Chapter 30 Dropout Prevention

  • Rule 30.1 Compulsory School Attendance
  • Rule 30.2 Reporting Unexcused Absences
  • Rule 30.3 Compulsory School Attendance (Repealed 5/2010)
  • Rule 30.4 Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate
  • Rule 30.5 Dropout Prevention Plan
  • Rule 30.6 Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions
  • Rule 30.7 Home School Guidelines

Chapter 31 Drug Testing, State Department of Education Staff

  • Rule 31.1 Drug Testing, State Department of Education Staff

Chapter 32 Education Enhancement Funds

Chapter 33 Equity Funding (Repealed 1/2011)

Chapter 34 Functional Literacy Exam (Repealed 6/2012)

  • Rule 34.1 Functional Literacy Exam - Renamed and Renumbered to Rule 36.3

Chapter 35 Gifted

Chapter 36 Graduation Requirements

  • Rule 36.1 Graduation Requirements (Repealed 7/2012)
  • Rule 36.2 Policies for Subject Area Testing
  • Rule 36.3 Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit
  • Rule 36.4 Assessment Required for Graduation
  • Rule 36.5 Additional Assessment Options for Meeting End-of-Course Subject Area Test Graduation Requirements

Chapter 37 Grants/Subgrants

Chapter 38 Healthy and Safe Schools

  • Rule 38.1 School Violence Reporting
  • Rule 38.2 Behavior Modifications
  • Rule 38.3 Beverage Regulations
  • Rule 38.4 Snack Regulation
  • Rule 38.5 Minimum Training Standards
  • Rule 38.6 School Resource Officer Basic Course (Repealed 3/2012)
  • Rule 38.7 School Safety Officer Basic Course (Repealed 3/2012)
  • Rule 38.8 School Nurse Procedures and Standards of Care
  • Rule 38.9 Criteria for School Nurse (Registered Nurse) and Licensed Practical Nurse Working in the School Setting
  • Rule 38.10 Recommended Non-Binding Mississippi School Nurse Salary Schedule
  • Rule 38.11 Nutrition Standards
  • Rule 38.12 Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
  • Rule 38.12.1 Appendix
  • Rule 38.13 Restraint and Seclusion

Chapter 39 Historical Sites (Restoration)

Chapter 40 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Procedure

  • Rule 40.1 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Procedure

Chapter 41 Intervention

Chapter 42 Kindergarten Guidelines

Chapter 43 Construction Regulations (Repealed 9/2012)

Chapter 44 Leadership and Professional Development

  • Rule 44.1 Leadership and Professional Development

Chapter 45 Legislative Recommendations

Chapter 46 Level 1 and 2 Districts Consolidated Applications (Repealed 1/2012)

Chapter 47 Long Term Substitutes (Repealed 4/2007)

Chapter 48 MAEP (Mississippi Adequate Education Program)

Chapter 49 Miscellaneous

  • Rule 49.1 Partnership with Regional Education Service Agencies

Chapter 50 Mississippi Adequate Education Capital Improvement Section

  • Rule 50.1 Mississippi Adequate Education Capital Improvement Section

Chapter 51 Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)

  • Rule 51.1 Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)

Chapter 52 Consolidation of School Districts

  • Rule 52.1 Consolidation of School Districts

Chapter 53 New Start School Program Regulations

  • Rule 53.1 New Start School Program Regulations

Chapter 54 Lampton Auditorium, MS Schools for the Arts

  • Rule 54.1 Lampton Auditorium, MS School for the Arts

Chapter 55 Technology and Strategic Services

  • Rule 55.1 Technology and Strategic Services

Chapter 56 Distance Learning/Online Courses

Chapter 57 Monthly Attendance Reports

Chapter 58 Non-Public Approval (Repealed 9/2012)

Chapter 59 Paperwork Reduction

Chapter 60 Parent Awards (Repealed 9/2012)

Chapter 61 Probation (Conservatorship) (Repealed 09/2012)

Chapter 62 Public School Funding

Chapter 63 Request for Information

Chapter 64 Qualified Zone Academy Bonds

Chapter 65 Reading Improvement Program 

  • Rule 65.1 Reading Improvement Program (Repealed 2/2012)
  • Rule 65.2 Assistance Teacher Program Regulations

Chapter 66 Recruitment

Chapter 67 Remediation

Chapter 68 Residency Verification

Chapter 69 Sabbaticals

Chapter 70 Mississippi Criteria for Designation of Geographical Shortage Areas

  • Rule 70.1 Mississippi Criteria for Designation of Geographical Shortage Areas

Chapter 71 School Business Officials

  • Rule 71.1 School Business Officials
  • Rule 71.2 Licensure of School Business Administrator
  • Rule 71.3 Required Monthly Reports to be furnished to Local School Boards

Chapter 72 School Executive Management Institute

  • Rule 72.1 School Executive Management Institute

Chapter 73 School Records

Chapter 74 Special Education

Chapter 75 Students

Chapter 76 Teachers

Chapter 77 Technology Plan (Monitoring)

Chapter 78 Testing 

  • Rule 78.1 Assessment of Special Populations
  • Rule 78.2 FLE (Repealed 5/25/2010)
  • Rule 78.3 FLE Test Disclosure (Repealed 5/25/2010)
  • Rule 78.4 Grade 3 and 7 Benchmarks for the MCT (Repealed 5/18/2007)
  • Rule 78.5 Graphing Calculators Required (Repealed 08/2012)
  • Rule 78.6 Norm Referenced (Repealed 5/25/2010)
  • Rule 78.7 Schedule
  • Rule 78.8 Setting Subject-Level Standards for State Assessments
  • Rule 78.9 Qualifying Score on FLE (Repealed 5/25/2010)
  • Rule 78.10 Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process

Chapter 79 Textbooks

Chapter 80 Title Programs

Chapter 81 Transportation

Chapter 82 Violence

Chapter 83 Vocational Achievement (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 83.1 Equity Requirements (Repealed 10/2011)
  • Rule 83.2 Career and Technical Education Ongoing Program Parameters
  • Rule 83.3 Mississippi Practical Nursing Program
  • Rule 83.4 Program Definitions for Career and Technical Education

Chapter 84 Vocational General Administration (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 84.1 Appeals Procedures for Career Technical Planning
  • Rule 84.2 Articulation of Career and Technical Education Programs
  • Rule 84.3 Assurance of Equal Access to Career and Technical Education Programs
  • Rule 84.4 Closures of Non-State Plan Programs
  • Rule 84.5 Closures of Career and Technical Ongoing Programs
  • Rule 84.6 Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education Course Designations
  • Rule 84.7 Designation of Agents for the Delivery of Career and Technical Education Services
  • Rule 84.8 Evaluation and Improvement of Career and Technical Education Program
  • Rule 84.9 Career and Technical Education Live Work Projects
  • Rule 84.10 Local Advisory Councils and Crafts Committees
  • Rule 84.11 Local Plan for Career and Technical Education
  • Rule 84.12 New Program Approval for Career and Technical Ongoing Programs
  • Rule 84.13 Non-State Plan Programs for Career and Technical Education
  • Rule 84.14 Career Programs Standards
  • Rule 84.15 Public Hearings - Career and Technical Education
  • Rule 84.16 State Plan for Career and Technical Education
  • Rule 84.17 Statistical Data

Chapter 85 Vocational Annual Operating Budget (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 85.1 Allocation of Career and Technical Education Non-State Plan Funds
  • Rule 85.2 Allocation of Career and Technical Education 
  • Rule 85.3 Hearings on Plans
  • Rule 85.4 Maximum Reimbursement Salary Schedule
  • Rule 85.5 Other State Funds for Career and Technical Education Support
  • Rule 85.6 Reimbursement of Local Personnel Career Technical Education Salaries
  • Rule 85.7 Career and Technical Education Funding Sources

Chapter 86 Vocational Assignment (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 86.1 Local Career Counselor
  • Rule 86.2 Local Career and Technical Education CTE Administrator
  • Rule 86.3 Assignment Schedule of Local CTE Personnel
  • Rule 86.4 Work Based Learning Coordinator (Repealed 10/2011)

Chapter 87 Certification of Basic Skills Training and/or Retraining for Tax Credit

  • Rule 87.1 Certification of Basic Skills Training and/or Retraining for Tax Credit

Chapter 88 Postsecondary Licensure Guidelines

  • Rule 88.1 Postsecondary Licensure Guidelines

Chapter 89 Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities

  • Rule 89.1 Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities
  • Rule 89.2 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Guides
  • Rule 89.3 Approved Courses for the Secondary
  • Rule 89.4 Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities (Repealed 10/2011)

Chapter 90 Vocational Equipment (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 90.1 Acquisition and Accountability of CTE Instructional Equipment
  • Rule 90.2 Equipment Sales

Chapter 91 Vocational Facilities (Career and Technical Education)

  • Rule 91.1 Construction or Remodeling of Career Technical Centers
  • Rule 91.2 Use, Transfer of Title & Disposition of Local and Physical Facilities

Chapter 92 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licensure

  • Rule 92.1 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licensure

Chapter 93 Career-Technical Education Professional Development

  • Rule 93.1 Career-Technical Education Professional Development

Chapter 94 Vocational Revenues (Career and Technical Education)

Chapter 95 CTE Collaborative Efforts

Chapter 96 Career and Technical Education Student Organizations

  • Rule 96.1 Career and Technical Education Student Organizations

Chapter 97 Weapons

Chapter 98 Withholding MS Adequate Education Program Funds (Repealed 1/2011)

Chapter 99 State Schools