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March 19, 2020 Board Agenda

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Mississippi Board of Education
March 19, 2020
10:00 a.m.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
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 February 20, 2020 Board Meeting

IV.        Approval of Agenda

V.         Report of Chair

VI.        Report of Student Representatives

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

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

  1. 1. Action: Affirm the order by the Governor to close Mississippi public schools as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts during the Spring of 2020 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material
  2. 2. Action: Approval by the SBE to allow school districts to operate for less than 180 days as required in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-13-63(1) following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID19 (coronavirus) on school districts during the Spring of 2020 in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-13-65 and § 37-13-63(2) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] Under Miss. Code (Carey Wright) Back-up material
  3. 3. Action: Approval to suspend the administration of all statewide assessments required by state and federal law for the 2019 – 2020 school year and to submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Education (ED) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright) Back-up material
  4. 4. Action: Approval to suspend the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System for the 2019 – 2020 school year and to submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Education (ED) as provided for in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (Carey Wright) Back-up material
  5. 5. Action: Approval of the Carl D. Perkins V State Plan [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  6. 6. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy, Part 3, Chapter 30, Rule 30.8 – Educational Stability for students in Foster Care [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  7. 7. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework in Career and Technical Education – Exploring Computer Science [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  8. 8. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks for College and Career Readiness (CCR), Freshman Seminar Early College High School (ECHS), Sophomore Seminar ECHS, Junior Seminar ECHS, and Senior Seminar ECHS [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  9. 9. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Career Pathway Experience course the Work-Based Learning (WBL): Credit-Bearing Course [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  10. 10. Action: Approval of Districts of Innovation for 2020-2021 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  11. 11. Action: Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
     
    1. 11.A. Action: Renew contract with Michael D. Kent for 2020-2021 to perform the administrative duties for the Mississippi Superintendents Academy and school district consolidations [Goals 4 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    2. 11.B. Action: Action: Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for Mississippi Department of Education for 2020-2021 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    3. 11.C. Action: Modify contracts with Monitoring and Compliance Specialists to increase PERS rate [Goal 5– MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
  12. 12. [PULLED] Back-up material
  13. 13. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) Back-up material
     
    1. A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for K-8 Social Studies, Career Readiness III & IV, and Life Skills Development III & IV (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    2. B. Approval of the school calendars for State Schools for 2020-2021 school year (Nathan Oakley) Back-up material
    3. C. Approval to revise Accreditation Policies in Miss. Admin. Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    4. D. 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
    5. E. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7–4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to adopt and establish a passing score for the Praxis Subject Assessments, Algebra I and Geometry and New Endorsement Codes, as recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
    6. F. Report of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

IX.       Consideration of Executive Session

X.      State Board of Education

  1. 1.  Report on meetings attended
  2. 2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

XI.     Other Business

XII.     Adjournment

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