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APA Process

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Accreditation and Office of Secondary Education

State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses
          

On June 21, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses.  All revisions approved by the SBE are listed below. 

The purpose of State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses is to provide guidance to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) regarding the use of distance learning and online courses through the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS), the Mississippi Interactive Video Network (MIVN), courses approved through the Mississippi Online Course Application (MOCA) process, and other distance learning /online course providers not already approved by the Mississippi Department of Education.

The proposed revisions to State Board Policy, Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1: Distance Learning/Online Courses are to align State Board Policy with the changes in Senate Bill 2763 (2018 legislative session) regarding the Mississippi Virtual High School.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, 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 fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2018.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 16, 2018.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Accreditation and Office of Secondary Education

State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit

On June 21, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit.  All revisions approved by the SBE are listed below.

The proposed revisions will provide guidance to the Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) regarding State Board Policy, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit to clarify that once a student earns a Carnegie Unit in any course, the course may not be retaken to earn a new or an additional course grade.  This policy includes any Carnegie Unit credit that may be awarded at a private/ non-public school after the student has earned an initial Carnegie Unit credit in a course.

The proposed revisions to State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.3: Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit are to align State Board Policy.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, 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 fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2018.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 16, 2018


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
OFFICE OF DISTRICT AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation

On April 19, 2018, the State Board Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation to phase in the implementation of this policy. The initial public comment period was open through May 25, 2018, and 14 comments were received. Based on the comments received, the MDE recommended that the assessment scores not be used as 25% of the student’s final grade. 

The Commission on School Accreditation met in a special-call meeting on June 14, 2018 and approved the MDE’s recommendation, therefor on June 21 the SBE granted approval to begin the APA process to repeal Section 4 of Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation. 

Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, 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 fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2018.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on August 16, 2018


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Elementary Education and Reading
Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants Through Four-Year-Old Children

On May 17, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process for the revision of the Mississippi Early Learning Standards.   The approved standards will be used for implementation in the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Part 195: Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants Through Four-Year-Old Children

Please note you may submit written comments to Jill Dent, Director of the Office of Early Childhood via email at jdent@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018.

                          


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.

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