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June 13, 2019 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
 June 13, 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 May 9, 2019 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda


V.         Recognition Ceremony

            2019 Mississippi Parent of the Year
            Leslie Fye
            Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District       

VI.        Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.       Report of Chair

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. Information:  Update on the Computer Science for Mississippi pilot program [Goals 2 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  2. 02. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 28, Rule 28.7 – Districts of Innovation and Schools of Innovation [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  3. 03. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the Mississippi School for the Blind and the Mississippi School for the Deaf, Early College High Schools, and University-Based Schools and to provide for the reporting of available performance measures for these schools as well as Child Development Centers [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  4. 04. 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. 04.A. Action:  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    2. 04.B. Action: Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver produce to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Five Regions in the State) [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    3. 04.C. Action: Renew contract with Cynthia Hunter for Fiscal Year 2020 as the part-time accompanist for the Mississippi School of the Arts Vocal Music Program [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. 04.D. Action: Contract with North Atlantic Security for the operation of security services for the Mississippi School of the Arts [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. 04.E. Action: Renew contract with Terri Ford for Fiscal Year 2020 for the Mississippi School for the Blind [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    6. 04.F. Action: Renew contract with Andrew Thurman for Fiscal Year 2020 for the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    7. 04.G. Action: Renew contract with Laydell Chambers for Fiscal Year 2020 for the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    8. 04.H. Action:  Contract with Mid-South Rehab Services, Inc. to provide independent contractual services for occupational therapy services to meet the individualized and unique needs of students as stated in each student’s Individualized Education Programs and required by Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:74.19, State Board Policy, Chapter 74, Rule 74.19 [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    9. 04.I. Action: Renew contract with Susan Andrews for 2019-2020 as an Accreditation Auditor [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

  5. 05. Action: Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education grant awards [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 05.A. Action: Award competitive grant for Combined Services [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. 05.B. Action: Award K-3 Literacy Support grants to school districts to Implement summer reading camps [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. 05.C. Action: Award competitive grants for the Non-Profit Workforce Professional Development Grants [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    4. 05.D. Action: Award competitive grants for Smart Lab Project [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    5. 05.E. Action: Award Educator-in-Residence grant to the Institutions of Higher Learning to coordinate K-12 and post-secondary initiatives [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    6. 05.F. Action: Award competitive grants to school districts to support pre- kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    7. 05.G. Action: Award Educators-in-Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    8. 05.H. Action: Award grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2019- 2020 school year (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    9. 05.I. Action: Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    10. 05.J. Action: Award grants to three (3) Institutions of Higher Educations (IHEs) for the Mississippi Teacher Residency Program [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    11. 05.K. Action: Modify Early Learning Collaborative Council grants to support pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

  6. 06. Information:  Demonstration on enhancements to the Mississippi Succeeds Report Card website [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  7. 07. [PULLED] Back-up material

  8. 08. Information:  Presentation on the MS Student Information System (MSIS 2.0) Modernization [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman) Back-up material

  9. 09. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval to dissolve and lift the September 16, 2013 emergency declaration for the Leflore County School District so the District as stated in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-104.6 can be consolidated with the Greenwood Municipal Separate School District into the Greenwood- Leflore School District effective July 1, 2019 (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    2. B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for High School Alternate History Elements and Alternate Social Studies Elements (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    3. C. Approval of the 2019-2020 Student Handbooks for the State Schools (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
       
      1. 1. Mississippi School for the Blind
      2. 2. Mississippi School for the Deaf

    4. D. Approval of the 2019-2020 Crisis Management Plans for the State Schools (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
       
      1. 1. Mississippi School of the Arts
      2. 2. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

    5. E. Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Brookhaven School District to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts for Fiscal Year 2020 (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    6. F. Approval of methodology to award grants to local school districts to support high-quality early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    7. G. Approval to award formula grants to school districts for the purpose of providing reimbursement for K-3 universal screening assessments (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material

    8. H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Process-Standard 14.1 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    9. I. Approval of the appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    10. J. Approval to adopt State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.6: Optional Graduation Requirements for Students Displaced by a Federally or Nationally Declared Natural Disaster
      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    11. K. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 36.5, State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.5: Additional Assessment Options for Meeting End-of-Course Assessment Graduation Requirements and Appendix A-5 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    12. L. Approval to adopt and establish a qualifying passing score for the newly regenerated version of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis Core): Mathematics Assessment (Test Code 5733) and to adopt new test codes only for the Praxis Core Reading (5713) and Praxis Core Writing (5723) components (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    13. M. Approval to establish a Special, Non-renewable Performance-Based License (PBL) for Prospective Teachers to be used during the three- year PBL Pilot Study (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    14. N. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    15. O. Approval of methodology to award Mississippi Community Oriented Policing (MCOPS) grant dollars to local and county law enforcement agencies or local education agencies with School Resource Officers (SRO) certified in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-321 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    16. P. Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development May 3, 2019 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    17. Q. Approval of the appointment of a Chairman for the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) 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
XII.     Other Business

XIII.     Adjournment

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