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February 25, 2021 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 January 21, 2021 Board meeting
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Report of State Superintendent of Education
VI. Report of Chair
VII. Report of Student Representatives
VIII. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
VIII.1. Action:  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]
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paula Vanderford) 
 
VIII.2. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, and State Board of Education policies and manuals for the 2020 – 2021 and 2021 - 2022 school years, as appropriate, following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 MBE Strategic Plan]
(Paula Vanderford)
VIII.2.A. Action: Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies and manuals for the 2021 – 2022 school year as it relates to Educator and Administrator Licensure Renewal, following Governor Tate Reeves' Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
VIII.2.B. Action:  Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state state statutes, State Board of Education policies and manuals for the 2021 – 2022 school year as it relates to Qualifications for Prospective District Superintendent of Education and a one-time one-year extension to a three (3) year initial alternative District Superintendent License, following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 –  MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
VIII.2.C. Action:  Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes for the 2020 - 2021 school year as it relates to the submission of required National Board Certification documentation, following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §§ 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
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VIII.3. Action:  Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)

 
VIII.3.A. Action:  Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to Third Grade English Language Arts/Reading Assessment, following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.3.B. ActionApproval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the Early Learning Collaborative Act, Miss. Code Ann. § 37-21-51(3)(c)(iv) following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 3 and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.3.C. ActionApproval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the administration of a Cursive Writing assessment, following Governor Tate Reeves'  Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.3.D. ActionApproval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the Mississippi Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairment Program (Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program), following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.3.E. Action:  Approval by the SBE to suspend strict compliance with specific state statutes, State Board of Education policies, manuals, and process standards for the 2020 – 2021 school year as it relates to the Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia   Program following Governor Tate Reeves’ Proclamation of a State of     Emergency as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on     school districts in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-31, 33-15-11(b)(9) and 33-15-11(c)(1) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford and Nathan Oakley)
    
 
VIII.4. [PULLED]
VIII.5. Action:  Approval of the MDE grant awards [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
 
VIII.5.A. ActionAward competitive grants for K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley) 
 
VIII.6. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) 
VIII.6.A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Nathan Oakley) 
 
VIII.6.B. Approval to establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Advanced Manufacturing in Career and Technical Education
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley)

 
VIII.6.C. Approval to revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (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)
 
VIII.6.D. Approval to establish library standards in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-1-3
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.6.E. Approval to establish State Board Policy Rule 95.2 to align to The Mississippi Learn to Earn Act
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley)

 
VIII.6.F. Approval to revise Miss. Admin Code 7-3:  74.21, State Board Policy 74, Chapter 74, Rule 74.21 – Education Scholarship Account (ESA)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Nathan Oakley)  

 
VIII.6.G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Advanced Technical Mathematics course (Nathan Oakley)
 
VIII.6.H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise licensure guidelines for certain Career and Technical Education Career Pathways; to revise Career and Technical Education 309 Special Populations supplemental endorsement licensure guidelines; to establish one new Career Pathway in the endorsement area of Advanced Manufacturing (Paula Vanderford)   
 

VIII.6.I. Information:  Annual School Board Meeting Attendance Report in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-6-13
(Paula Vanderford
)

VIII.6.J. Approval of methodology to award grants to school districts for associated with the COVID-19 pandemic impact on Pre-K classrooms (Nathan Oakley)

 
VIII.6.K. Approval of methodology to award grant funds to local school districts for  the Career and Technical Education ESSER Grant (Nathan Oakley)

 
VIII.6.L. Approval of methodology to award Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant Funds to Mississippi Juvenile Detention Centers in accordance with the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (Joe Goff)
 
IX. Consideration of Executive Session
X. State Board of Education
X.1. Report on meetings attended
X.2. Approval of attendance at meetings
XI. Other Business
XI.1. Action:  Approval of the regularly scheduled State Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021 be changed to Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
XII. Adjournment
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