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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 Special Education

Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on the State Board Policy Chapter 74, Rule 74.8, University Based Programs. 

On July 15, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise State Board Policy Chapter 74, Rule 74.8, University Based Programs. The policy authorizes the administration and procedures of the university based programs.

Please submit written comments to Sharon Coon, Office Director, Office of Special Education, via email at or regular mail to 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205.   

All public comments must be received in the Office of Special Education no later than 8:00 AM on August 16, 2021.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 19, 2021.



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



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

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