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APA Process

View APA submissions in the Mississippi Administrative Bulletin on the Secretary of State’s website.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

OFFICE OF ACCREDITATION

Process Standard 24 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020

Process Standard 20 of the Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2020

On October 15, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the following:

Process Standard 24 in Miss. Admin Code: 7-24, Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020 and Process Standard 20 in Miss. Admin Code: 7-163, Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2020.

The proposed revisions to the process standards will provide clarity to the existing standards regarding the requirement for districts to provide planning time for full-time classroom teachers.
 
Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, Office of Accreditation, 359 North West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing via email at (accreditation@mdek12.org).
All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 10, 2020.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on December 17, 2020.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Special Education
Office of Elementary Education and Reading
Office of Secondary Education: Counseling
Office of Early Childhood
Office of Teaching and Leading

Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on the Mississippi K-12 Social Emotional Learning Standards

On October 15, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the Mississippi K-12 Social Emotional Learning Standards: 

The overarching purpose of the Mississippi Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards is to address the social and emotional needs of all students and to ensure success in school and life. Developing SEL skills improves student engage in academic learning and prepares them to meet college and career readiness standards. The Mississippi SEL Standards assists school staff with their respective roles in integrating social emotional learning into daily classroom and school experiences of students.

Please submit written comments to Ginger Koestler, Office of Elementary Education and Reading/Office Special Education, via email at gkoestler@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., on November 16, 2020.

 


OFFICE OF CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Summary of State Board of Education Agenda Items Consent Agenda
September 24, 2020

 

OFFICE OF SCHOOL FINANCIAL SERVICES

C.        Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 76.4, State Board Policy Chapter 76, Rules 76.4 – Housing Teacher Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)

 

Executive Summary

The Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998 has established a special home loan program available to licensed teachers who render services in geographical areas of the state that are designated by the State Board of Education as having a critical shortage of teachers. The Department of Education will advertise for the purpose of contracting with one or more public or private entities to assist with the implementation and administration of the program. Therefore, the revision of the policy will provide a uniform process that will be utilized as guidance to the contracted entity and school districts.

In Accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-159-11, the MDE must implement specific guidelines to ensure compliance with Housing Assisted Teacher (HAT) requirements.

Recommendation: Approval

Back-up material attached