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November 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM - Regular Board Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation
III. Approval of minutes of October 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. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings
IX. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
IX.1. Information:  Fall 2021 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)            
IX.2. Action:  Approval of MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
IX.2.A. Action:  Renew competitive contracts with various manufacturers to provide food products to contracted distributors in the Statewide Food Purchasing Program (All 7 Regions in the State) [Goal 1- MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
IX.2.B. Action:  Contract with Guidesoft Inc., d/b/a Knowledge Services under the terms of Master Consulting Services Agreement to provide for the acquisition of Information Technology Professionals [Goal 5- MBE Strategic Plan] (John Kraman)

IX.2.C. Action:  Contract with Dr. Kim S. Benton to serve as Interim Deputy State Superintendent in the Office of Academic Education [Goals 4 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright)
IX.3. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) 
IX.3.A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Kim Benton)
IX.3.B. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kim Benton)
IX.3.C. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind admissions policy as an addenda within the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Operations Manual, Mississippi School for the Deaf Student Handbook, and Mississippi School for the Blind Student Handbook (Kim Benton)
IX.3.D. Approval to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  28.7, State Board Policy Chapter 28, Rule 28.7 – Districts of Innovation and Schools of Innovation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Kim Benton)
IX.3.E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework for Natural Hair Care and Braiding in Career and Technical Education (Kim Benton)
IX.3.F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and
Technical Education (Kim Benton)
1.  Principles of Agriscience (Miss. Admin. Code 7-180)
2.  Diversified Agriculture Mechanization Core (Miss. Admin. Code 7- 

3.  Diversified Agriculture Plants Core (Miss. Admin. Code 7-177)
4.  Diversified Agriculture Animals Core (Miss. Admin. Code 7-173)
5.  Diversified Agriculture Environment Core (Miss. Admin. Code 7-175)
6.  Diversified Agriculture Agribusiness Core (Miss. Admin. Code 7-179)
7.  Early Childhood Education (Miss. Admin. Code 7-166)
8.  Cosmetology (Miss. Admin. Code 7-80)
9.  Architecture and Drafting (Miss. Admin. Code 7-151)
0.  Furniture Design and Manufacturing (Miss. Admin. Code 7-155)
11.  Automotive Service Technician (Miss. Admin. Code 7-128)

IX.3.G. Approval to revise the calendar for the Mississippi School of the Arts 2021- 2022 (Kim Benton)
IX.3.H. Approval to revise the methodology to award School Nurse Intervention Grants as identified in the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program, Miss. Code Ann. § 37-14-3 and funded by legislative appropriation (Felicia Gavin)

IX.3.I. Approval of the 2021-2022 Teacher and Administrator contract for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kim Benton) 
IX.3.J. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars to a qualifying state agency or state hospital for the delivery of Telehealth equipment and access to medical and non-medical healthcare providers to LEAs and charter schools in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (Carey Wright)
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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