Wednesday 1-7-2015 Telephone Conference Call

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!  TO EVERYONE…..    The Cosmetology Board held a telephone conference call Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose to discuss a few questions that needed to be answered for the New Testing Company…

At the start of the meeting the Board Attorney recommended to the Board that they close the meeting to discuss if there was a need for the Board to meet in Executive Session…   What a FREAKing Joke!!!!!   Are they kidding me…  Anyways the meeting was closed and we the PUBLIC had to sit in the hallway….   After about 15 minutes we were called back in to find out that the Board decided not to go into Executive Session and did allow US to listen to the questions up for discussion…  Thank You Shelly for Voting to allow the Public to hear the Board discussion….  YEAH Shelly!!!!!!  We all know that Leisa McElreath and Teresa Whitman wanted to go into Executive Session….

1.  There will be 10 State Law questions and the current pass score is 70%….   Question was did the Board want to consider lowering that score to 60%….    All Board members voted to keep 70%….  The part I am not certain about is the 10 Law Questions built into the National test or is it to be a separate test?????

2.  If a Hot or Cold Iron to be used / Spring or Marcel Iron to be used….  All Board members voted to use HOT Iron and student could use choice Spring or Marcel and if student uses Marcel it MUST be electric….

3.  Will the Instructors be permitted to know what subject matter they will be test on before their testing date….  All Board members agreed to allow the Instructors to be notified in advance of testing what their subject matter they will be required to demonstrate….

Board Attorney Jeff Jernigan, stated that PCS was working  with several of the Community Colleges around the state so that students would be able to take the written examinations at a Community College close to them and only have to travel to Jackson to take their practical examination.  Jeff also state that actual testing locations should be available for Board approval at its regular January Board meeting..   1/26/2015

By now everyone should have received either and e-mail or written notice of the Sunday 1-25-2015 Board hosted workshop….   Our new School Coordinator, Tavia Thornton will be hosting this workshop…  The  workshop is being offered at two different times, this will allow for people who have to travel a far distance to Jackson a later session…   You can choose  8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  This will be a GREAT time to meet the new School Coordinator and give you a chance to ask questions….   Please remember NO QUESTIONS ABOUT TESTING at this meeting… This meeting will be Informational and is supposed to help the schools to better understand the flow of the paperwork at the Board office and what we can do to ensure that our graduates can get processed through the Board office as efficiently as possible…  This is a NEW Year and I am going to this event with a positive attitude…   I plan to attend both session and hope to meet a lot of new faces and looking forward to seeing some familiar ones…..  


7 Comment(s)

  • by Tina Davidson Posted January 9, 2015 7:39 pm

    The correct times for the sessions on the 25th are from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

    • by Melvin Calton Posted January 10, 2015 12:49 pm

      Thank You… Will update right now

  • by Jan May Posted January 9, 2015 8:24 pm

    I for one think this meeting should be to discuss the new test. How are schools supposed to know what the test consist of, not that any school teaches students just to pass the test!
    What about the rules and regulations, shouldn’t they be discussed. After all, I don’t think anyone knows what the true rules are. From what I’ve heard and read, there is an emergency rule chance at every meeting.
    Who actually runs MSBC?

  • by Carolyn Mason Posted January 9, 2015 9:12 pm

    Thanks Melvin for keepin us informed. I will definitely be there!

  • by Ann Pennington Posted January 10, 2015 5:32 pm

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I am looking forward to the meeting.

  • by Heidi Riley Posted January 12, 2015 9:18 am

    These replies always make me giggle. Anyway… Here is how I feel about making sure the schools/instructors “know” about test: First of all, you are always going to have teachers that ONLY teach the test I guess?? But the majority of us probably teach a lot more or we’d be “shut down”. Think of this hypothetical example: If we are supposed to teach our students to “recognize blue hair” I think all of us would teach this to our students is a wide and broad way [all colors of blue and blue tones which would encompass thousands of blues], But if you are going to grade my students on their selection based on only 4 particular blue colors of those thousands by how closely they are picking to your chosen example of Blue THEN I NEED TO KNOW WHAT QUALIFIES AS THOSE YOU ARE GOING TO GRADE MY STUDENT ON! What if my student chooses the lightest most delicate shade of blue but to get an 100% to 70%, the student was to select a choice of the absolute darkest of blue shades… Well I need to know that!!! Because my student did select a blue shade! She would deserve a 100% if we are not given any “boudaries/guides” as to how you will test.

  • by Sue Bearden Posted January 13, 2015 9:51 am

    Good job Melvin. I just hope we are not 3-6 months this time trying to get testing implemented.

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