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August 19, 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 July 15, 2021 Board meeting and minutes of August 3, 2021 Special-Called Board Meeting
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Report of State Superintendent of Education
VI. Report of Chair
VII. Report of Student Representatives
VIII. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings
IX. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
IX.1. Action:  Revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  74.8, State Board Policy 74, Chapter 74, Rule 74.8 – University Based Program [Goals 1, 2, and 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.2. ActionBegin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021, specifically Process Standard 2.4 – Student Support Services, and Miss. Admin. Code 7-163:  Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2021, specifically Process Standard 2.4 – Student Support Services [Goals 1, 2, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)

 
IX.3. Action:  Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administration Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  9.3, State Board Policy Chapter 9, Rule 9.3:  School-Wide and District-Wide Virtual Learning Days [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)


     
 
IX.4. Action:  Approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administration Procedures Act process: To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 9.2, State Board Policy Chapter 9, Rule 9.2: Reporting Attendance for Virtual Learning [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)

 
IX.5. Action:  Approval of the recommended cut scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) for the U.S. History assessment [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.6. Action:  Approval of the recommended cut scores on the Mississippi Academic  Assessment Program - Alternate (MAAP-A) for science assessments in Grades 5, 8, and Alternate Biology [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7. Action:  Approval of MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
 
IX.7.A. Action:  Approval of emergency contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for the Fiscal Year 2022 to administer the LAS Links, English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.7.B. Action:  Contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under  the terms of the Master Consulting Services Agreement to provide for the acquistion of Information Technology Professionals [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman)

 
IX.7.C. 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.7.D. Action: Contract with Carousel Industries of North America, Inc. under the terms of the Master Purchase Agreement to provide for the acquisition of an Interactive Voice Response System [Goal 4 - MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
IX.8. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.)      
 
IX.8.A. Approval of expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts, to include end-of-year expenditures from Fiscal Year 2021 and monthly expenditures from July 2021(Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.8.B. Approval of monthly expenditures of the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.8.C. Approval of 2021-2022 educator contracts for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.8.D. Approval of two (2) addenda to the MSDB Operations Manual:  To establish a Donation of Leave Policy and add a bereavement leave clause to Appendix D (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.8.E. Approval to participate in the Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Nathan Oakley)
 
IX.8.F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To adopt English Language Proficiency Standards for the 21st Century (ELPA 21) in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-1-3 [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Nathan Oakley)
                     
 
IX.8.F.1. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To adopt Mississippi English Language Proficiency (MS-ELP) Standards
 
IX.8.F.2. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To adopt Mississippi Alternate English Language Proficiency (MS Alt-ELP) Standards

 
IX.8.G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021, specifically Process Standard 14 – Graduation Requirements, and Appendices A, B, and C and Miss. Admin. Code 7- 163, Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2021, specifically Appendices A, B, and C (Paula Vanderford)
  

 
IX.8.H. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4:  Part 4:  Licensure Guidelines K-12 to add Middle School Math grades 7-8 (Endorsement Code 901) to the list of approved supplemental endorsements that may be added to a valid three (3) year or valid five (5) year license with eighteen (18) hours of acceptable coursework bearing the MAT subject area prefix and to remove any references to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) approved Math and Science Partnerships initiative (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.8.I. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7 – 4:  Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to establish new supplemental endorsements for Master Teacher of Personal Finance and Master Teacher of College and Career Readiness
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.8.J. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code:  7-4, Part 4:  Licensure Guidelines K-12 to revise certain Project Lead the Way (PLTW) licensure options
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Paula Vanderford)

 
IX.8.K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal  State Board Policies in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 25-43-3.114 (Sonya Amis)
 
IX.8.K.1. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 5 and 5.1, State Board Policy Chapter 5 – Agenda, State Board of Education, Rule 5.1 – Agenda, State Board of Education
              
 
IX.8.K.2. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 38.3, State Board Policy Chapter 38, Rule 38.3 – Beverage Regulations
 
IX.8.K.3. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 38.4, State Board Policy Chapter 38, Rule 38.4 – Snack Regulations 

 
IX.8.K.4. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 59 and 59.1, State Board Policy Chapter 59 – Paperwork Reduction, Rule 59.1 – Paperwork Reduction 
IX.8.K.5. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 76.10, State Board Policy Chapter 76, Rule 76.10 – West Tallahatchie Rental Housing
 
IX.8.K.6. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  77 and 77.1, State Board Policy Chapter 77 – Technology Plan (Monitoring), Rule 77.1 – Technology Plan                          
 
IX.8.L. Approval of the Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998 Designation of 2021-2022 Critical Shortage Subject Areas and Critical Shortage Geographical Areas (Mississippi School Districts) (Paula Vanderford)                      

 
IX.8.M. Approval to establish a qualifying score for the newly revised version of Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, Foundations of Reading Assessment (Test Code 190) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford)
 
IX.8.N. Approval of methodology to award discretionary grants for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Program (WCTP) site (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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