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December 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation
III. Approval of minutes of November 7, 2019 Board meeting
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Recognition Ceremony
V.1. National Blue-Ribbon Schools
Bayou View Elementary School
Gulfport School District

Northshore Elementary School
Rankin County School District

Pineville Elementary School
Harrison County School District
V.2. December 2019 Employee of the Month
LaShawna Fant
Vision/Hearing Impairment Teacher IV, Dual Endorsed
Mississippi School for the Deaf
VI. Report of State Superintendent of Education
VII. Report of Chair
VIII. Report of Student Representatives
IX. Report of State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings
X. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
X.1. Information:  Spring 2019 ACT results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
X.2. Action:  Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  Felicia Gavin
X.2.A. Action:  Contract with SeeWriteHear, LLC for the services related to new braille textbook and instructional material production [Goals 1, 2, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]      
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.2.B. Action:  Contract with T-Base Communications, USA, Inc. for the services related to new braille textbook and instructional material production [Goals 1, 2, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.2.C. Action:  Modify contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services to provide Information Technology Consulting Services to the MDE [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  John Kraman
X.2.D. Action:  Renew contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services to provide Information Technology Consulting Services to the MDE [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  John Kraman
X.2.E. Action:  Approval of the extension of employment agreement to serve as Interim Superintendent for the Noxubee County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
Presenter:  Washington Cole
X.3. Action:  Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  Felicia Gavin
X.3.A. Action:  Modify the funding amount of the Educator-in-Residence (EIR) grants to school districts for literacy coaches [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.3.B. Action:  Award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.3.C. Action:  Award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
X.4. Action:  Approval of appointment of a Financial Advisor for the Wayne County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
Presenter:  Felicia Gavin
X.5. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) 
X.5.A.  Approval to revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education 
1.  Business, Marketing, and Finance
2.  Metal Fabrication
3.  Precision Machining
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.B. Approval to establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Fire Science in Career and Technical Education (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)    
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.C. Approval to adopt English Language Development (ELD) Standards, as created by WIDA (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) 
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.D. Approval to 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
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.E. Approval of the Campus Emergency Response Plan (CERP) for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (MSDB) 
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.F. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars appropriated from the Mississippi Legislature for agricultural programs, computer science, engineering or robotic engineering programs equipment upgrades and Mississippi Elementary STEM and STEAM program to local educational agencies 
Presenter:  Nathan Oakley
X.5.G. [PULLED]
X.5.H. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2019-2020 
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
X.5.I. Approval of two new school sites for the Harrison County School District    
A.  New middle school on the east side of Harrison County School District
B.  New middle school on the west side of Harrison County School District
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
X.5.J. [PULLED]
X.5.K. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to modify the number of coursework credit hours required for adding a supplemental endorsement to a three-year or five-year license from twenty-one (21) coursework credit hours to eighteen (18) coursework credit hours (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
X.5.L. Approval of final calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2021 
Presenter:  Felicia Gavin
X.5.M. Approval of final calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2021 
Presenter:  Felicia Gavin
X.5.N. Information: Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses
Presenter:  Paula Vanderford
XI. Consideration of Executive Session
XII. State Board of Education
XII.1. Report on meetings attended
XII.2. Approval of attendance at meetings
XIII. Other Business
XIII.1. Action:  Approval of the regularly scheduled budget meeting of the State Board of Education on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 be changed to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. 
XIII.2. Action:  Approval of the regularly scheduled State Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020 be changed to Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
XIII.3. Action:  Approval of a work session of the State Board of Education on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of interviewing the Student Representative finalists
XIV. Adjournment
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