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December 17, 2020 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 October 15, 2020 Board meeting
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Recognition Ceremony
VI. Report of State Superintendent of Education
VII. Report of Chair
VIII. Report of Student Representatives
IX. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
IX.1. Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2020 specifically the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide  Accountability System, Section 25, College - and Career - Readiness, regarding the inclusion of ACT WorkKeys in performance measures [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.2. Action:  Approval of the MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) 
 
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IX.2.A. Action:  Renew contract with various contractors for the services related to new Braille textbook and instructional material production [Goals 1, 2, 4, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley)
 
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IX.2.B. Action:  Contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under the terms of the Master Consulting Services Agreement to provide for the acquisition of Network and Technical Support IT Professionals for local school districts [Goal 5 - MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman)
 
IX.2.C. 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] (John Kraman) 
 
IX.3. Action: Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goals 1 and 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
 
IX.3.A. Action:  Award an Educator-in-Residence (EIR) competitive grant for the State Systemic Improvement Plan Literacy Coordinator (K-8) [Goals 1 and 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley)
 
 
IX.3.B. Action:  Approval of methodology to modify grant awards to three (3) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to support participants in the teacher residency programs in Mississippi [Goal 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)

 
IX.3.C. Action:  Modify grant awards to three (3) Institutions of Higher Educations (IHEs) for the Mississippi Teacher Residency Program (MTRP) [Goal 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.4. Information:  Discussion of the MDE telework policy for staff [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Joe Goff)
 
IX.5. Action:  Approval of final calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2022 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)

 
IX.6. Action:  Approval of final calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2022 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
 
IX.7. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) 
IX.7.A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Advanced Manufacturing in Career and Technical Education (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.C. Approval of methodology to award grants to state agencies to facilitate the broadcast of instructional content via a statewide television network available to Mississippi students and teachers (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.D. Approval to modify contract for Interim Superintendent for Tunica County School District (Washington Cole)
 
IX.7.E. Approval to 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 determined in MSDB students’ Individualized Education Programs and required by Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  74.19, State Board Policy 74, Chapter 74, Rule 74.19 (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.F. Approval to award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide food products to contracted distributors in the Statewide Food Purchasing Program (All 7 Regions in the State) (Felicia Gavin)

 
IX.7.G. Approval of emergency contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for the Fiscal Year 2021 to administer the LAS Links, English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education (Nathan Oakley)
1.  Forestry (Miss. Admin. Code 7-120)
2.  Horticulture (Miss. Admin. Code 7-156)
3.  Food Products (Meats) (Miss. Admin. Code 7-119)
4.  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (Miss. Admin. Code 7-157)
5.  Industrial Maintenance (Miss. Admin. Code 7-158)
6.  Television Broadcasting and Production (Miss. Admin. Code 7-79)
7.  Keystone (Miss. Admin. Code 7-141)
 
IX.7.I. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish library standards in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-1-3 (Nathan Oakley)

 
IX.7.J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy Rule 95.2 to align to The Mississippi Learn to Earn Act (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  74.21, State Board Policy 74, Chapter 74, Rule 74.21 - Education Scholarship Account (ESA) (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.7.L. Approval to revise 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
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.M. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2020-2021(Paula Vanderford)

 
IX.7.N. Approval to modify existing policy regarding criteria for the admittance of candidates into Mississippi licensure programs (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.O. Approval to amend the application process to include verification of an applicant's Lawful Presence in the United States of America (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.P. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Licensure Guidelines for Licensure Preparation and Other Programs Completed Outside the State of Mississippi (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.Q. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-4: Part 4:  Licensure Guidelines K-12 to amend the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership Business Track and remove all references to the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) and Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL) Education Track nontraditional licensure pathways from the Licensure Guidelines as appropriate
(Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.R. Approval of the appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.S. Information:  Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning concerning the assignment of district accreditation Statuses (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.T. Report of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Felicia Gavin)

 
IX.7.U. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise
Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  14.6, 14.6.1, and 14.6.2, State Board Policy Chapter 14, Rules 14.6, 14.6.1, and 14.6.2 and establish Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 14.6.3 and 14.6.4, State Board Policy Chapter 14, Rules 14.6.3 and 14.6.4 related to Licensure Commission, Discipline Procedures, Hearings and Appeals (Paula Vanderford)
 
X. Consideration of Executive Session
XI. State Board of Education
XI.1. Report on meetings attended
XI.2. Approval of attendance at meetings
XII. Other Business
XIII. Adjournment
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