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January 17, 2019 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
 January
17, 2019
10:00 a.m.

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 December 20, 2018 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda


V.         Recognition Ceremony

            2018 National Blue Ribbons Schools
            Center Hill Middle School
            DeSoto County School District
 
            Eastside Elementary School
            Clinton Public School District
 
            North Bay Elementary School
            Biloxi Public School District

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:  Consideration of the appeals of the final accountability results in accordance with Policy 3.1.4 of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2018 [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] Back-up material
     
    1. 01.A. Corinth School District Back-up material
    2. 01.B. Harrison County School District Back-up material
    3. 01.C. Pascagoula-Gautier School District Back-up material

  2. 02. Information:  Report of the 2019 graduation rates for the state, district, and school levels [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 03.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    2. 03.B. Action:  Contract to renew and expand services with Harris, Mackessey & Brennan (HMB), the vendor for the state’s online application system (MCAPS) for grant programs administered by the Mississippi Department of Education [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

    3. 03.C. Action: Contract with GuideSoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under the terms of the Master Consulting Services Agreement to provide for the acquisition of Information Technology Consulting Services [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  4. 04.    Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 04.A.  Action:  Award competitive grants for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-14-3 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  5. 05. Information:  Presentation of FY 2018 audit reports by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

  6. 06. Information: Discussion of Mississippi School for the Blind and Mississippi School for the Deaf (Johnny Franklin) Back-up material

  7. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)  Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval to revise the 2018-2019 anti-bullying policy for the Mississippi  School of the Arts, Mississippi School for the Blind, Mississippi School for the Deaf, and Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and  intensive intervention during Summer Reading Camps (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of methodology to award grants to school districts, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and state agencies to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education Educators-inResidence program (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items
 
  1. 01.   Action:  Approval of Consideration of appeals of final accountability results under Policy 3.1.4 of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards, 2018 [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
     
    1. 01.A. Corinth School District
    2. 01.B. Harrison County School District
    3. 01.C. Pascagoula-Gautier School District
    4. Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

  2. 03. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
     
    1. 03.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

    2. 03.B. Action:  Contract to renew and expand services with Harris, Mackessey & Brennan (HMB), the vendor for the state’s online application system (MCAPS) for grant programs administered by the Mississippi Department of Education [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Information Officer)

    3. 03.C. Action: Contract with GuideSoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under the terms of the Master Consulting Services Agreement to provide for the acquisition of Information Technology Consulting Services [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Information Officer)

  3. 04. Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
     
    1. 04.A.  Action:  Award competitive grants for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-       Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-14-3 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

  4. 07.    Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
     
    1. A. Approval to revise the 2018-2019 anti-bullying policy for the Mississippi  School of the Arts, Mississippi School for the Blind, Mississippi School for the Deaf, and Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. B. Approval of methodology to award competitive grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive intervention during Summer Reading Camps
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    3. C. Approval of methodology to award grants to school districts, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, and state agencies to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education Educators-inResidence program
      (Office of Chief Academic 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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