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March 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM - Board Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation
III. Approval of minutes of February 17, 2022 Board Meeting and minutes of February 25, 2022 Board Training/Work Session
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Recognition Ceremony
National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Schools
Cherokee Elementary School, Pascagoula-Gautier School District
Pierce Street Elementary School, Tupelo Public School District
VI. Report of State Superintendent of Education
VII. Report of Chair
VIII. Report of Student Representatives
IX. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee (SBE) Meetings
X. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
X.1. Action:  Approval of the revised Mississippi Perkins V State Plan to include work-based learning as a measure of CTE program quality [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)
X.2. Action:  Renewal of two Districts of Innovation for 2022-2023 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)
X.3. Action:  Approval of new Districts and Schools of Innovation for 2022-2023 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)

X.4. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  28.3, State Board Policy Chapter 28, Rule 28.3 – Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy [Goals 1, 2, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)


X.5. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-24: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2021 specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System, Section 10, Banking Scores: End-of-course, subject area  assessments taken before 10th grade, Section 11, Comprehensive Support  and Improvement Improvement Schools (CSI), Section 12, Targeted Support and Improvement Schools (TSI), and Section 13, Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Schools (ATSI) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) 

X.6. Action:  Approval of MDE Contracts [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin)
X.6.A. Action:  Contract with Interim Superintendent for Tunica County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright)     
X.6.B. Action:  Renew contract with Michael D. Kent for Fiscal Year 2023 to perform the administrative duties for the Office of Academic Education [Goals 4 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)
X.6.C. Action:  Renew contract with Hanover Research Council, LLC for FY 2023 to provide proprietary research information for education [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)  
X.7. Action:  Approval of MDE Grant Awards [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin
X.7.A. Action: Modification of grants to University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for Behavioral Telehealth to Schools in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey Wright)

X.8. Information:  Social Studies Update (Kim Benton)
X.9. Consent Agenda (All consent items are action items which require vote, unless otherwise noted.) 
X.9.A. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Kim Benton)

X.9.B. Approval of monthly expenditures for the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kim Benton)

X.9.C. Approval of the revised methodology to award Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) School Improvement 1003(g) funds to schools for support and improvement (Kim Benton)
X.9.D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3:  30.6, State Board Policy Chapter 30, Rule 30.6 –Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions (Kim Benton)
X.9.E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 99.1, State Board Policy 99 (State Schools), Chapter 99, Rule 99.1 – Title IX Grievance Policy (Kim Benton)
X.9.F. Approval of dyslexia screeners for use in kindergarten and first grade (Kim Benton)

X.9.G. Approval of the school calendars for the Mississippi School of the Arts, the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for 2022-2023 school year (Kim Benton)

X.9.H. 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)
X.9.I. Information:  Annual School Board Meeting Attendance Report in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 37-6-13 (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
XIV. Adjournment

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