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APA Process 

On March 16, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Process to revise the Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include the passing score for the revised Braille Praxis II.

Please submit written comments to Cory Murphy, Executive Director, Office of Educator Licensure, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (licensure@mdek12.org) or by fax at (601) 359-2778. Written comments must be received in the Office of Educator Licensure no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 14, 2017. APA comments will be presented to the board on April 20, 2017.

On February 16, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Process to establish State Board Policy, Chapter 28, Rule 28.6: Essentials for College Math and Essentials for College Literacy Requirements.

Please submit written comments to Jo Ann Malone, Bureau Director, Office of Accreditation, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accreditation@mdek12.org) or by fax at (601) 359-1979. Written comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m on April 6, 2017. APA comments will be presented to the board on April 20, 2017.

APA Listserv Signup

Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin.  Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions.  In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv.  Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

To sign up for the APA Listserv notifications, click the link below:

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