Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

February 22, 2001


Call to Order

President J. D. Morris called the emergency meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 2:32 p.m. on February 22, 2001, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston West Virginia.

Members present were Superintendent David Stewart, and via teleconference, Vice-President Sandra M. Chapman, Secretary Paul J. Morris, Barbara N. Fish, James J. MacCallum, Cleo P. Mathews, Howard M. Persinger, Jr., Ronald B. Spencer. Members absent: Sheila M. Hamilton and John Thralls, Interim Chancellor, The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Paul J. Morris, second by Ronald B. Spencer, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.


Policy 2320: A Process for Improving Education

Performance Based Accreditation System

House Bill 4674, passed during the 2000 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, amended W.Va. Code '18-2E-5 which required revision of State Board Policy 2320. The legislation calls for indicators of efficiency, an exemplary school accreditation status, immediate State Board intervention in the operation of a county school system, and a performance measure for percentage of students enrolled in advanced placement or honors classes. Additionally, the Agreed Order in Tomblin v. Gainer signed August 1, 2000 requires that specific issues be included as a part of the accreditation and evaluation process. These include the identification of resource needs. The policy has been revised to include the requirements of House Bill 4674 and the Agreed Order in Tomblin v. Gainer. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

Two additional changes to the policy were discussed and approved as follow: at 5.6.11 add "to maximize instructional time"; and, move 5.11.6 under annual review and identify as 4.16.

Upon motion by James J. MacCallum, second by Barbara N. Fish, the Board unanimously approved Policy 2320.


Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education will take place March 8 in Charleston.



Upon motion by James J. MacCallum, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the Board, by unanimous vote, adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on March 8, 2001.


J. D. Morris, President