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Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Division of Academic Education
Office of Secondary Education

Proposed Changes to Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: MS Public School Accountability Standards, 2021 (Appendix A-6-10, A12 and C-2)

On June 16, 2022, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the following: 

Appendices A-6-10, A-12, and C-2 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022 provide clarity to districts for the courses that meet the requirements for graduation to ensure compliance. The Commission on School Accreditation (CSA) voted unanimously to submit a request to the SBE to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022 during a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00026432b.pdf

Please submit written comments to Dr. Lea Johnson, Bureau Director, Division of Secondary Education, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at ose@mdek12.org.

All public comments must be received in the Division of Secondary Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2022.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 18, 2022.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Division of Academic Education
Office of Secondary Education

Proposed Changes to Miss. Admin. Code 7-163:  Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2021 (Appendix A-6-A-10, A12 and C-2)

On June 16, 2022, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the following:

Appendix A-6 – A-10, A-12, and C-2 of the Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2022 provide clarity to districts for the courses that meet the requirements for graduation to ensure compliance. The Commission on School Accreditation (CSA) voted unanimously to submit a request to the SBE to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021 during a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00026427b.pdf

Please submit written comments to Dr. Lea Johnson, Bureau Director, Division of Secondary Education, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at OSE@mdek12.org.

All public comments must be received in the Division of Secondary Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2022.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 18, 2022.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Academic Education
Office of Special Education

Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-57 to Process Standard 17.4 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022.

On June 16, 2022, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process for adding the reference to Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-57 to Process Standard 17.4 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2022. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-57 mandates that a public-school teacher, assistant teacher, principal, assistant principal, or other school personnel is prohibited from using corporal punishment, on any student with a disability. 

Please submit written comments to:
Ginger Koestler
Office of Special Education
P.O. Box 771 
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

You may also submit comments in writing by email at spedta@mdek12.org.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Special Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2022.  APA comments will be presented to the SBE on August 18, 2022

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Chief Accountability Officer

On June 16, 2022, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the Licensure Guidelines, specifically:

  • Endorsement 954 Career Pathway:  Information Technology
  • Endorsement 964 Career Pathway:  Instrumentation
  • Endorsement 967 Career Pathway:  Collision Repair Technician

Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Division of Educator Licensure, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at (licensure@mdek12.org).

All public comments must be received in the Division of Educator Licensure no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2022.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on July 21, 2022.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Chief Accountability Officer

7 Miss Admin Code, Part 24

Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021

On June 16, 2022, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise Process Standard 2.2 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021.  This revision will allow for up to 5% of the professional staff in non-academic core subjects in each school to work outside of the area(s) of endorsement, with some exceptions.  The proposed revisions provide clarity to the standard and the exceptions.

Please submit written comments to Angela Kitchens, Office of Accreditation, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by email at (accreditation@mdek12.org).

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2022.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 18, 2022.