MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

February 25, 2002







I.

Call to Order



President Sandra M. Chapman called the teleconference meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 8:35 a.m. on February 28, 2002, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.



Members present: Vice-President Paul J. Morris, Secretary James J. MacCallum, Barbara N. Fish, J. D. Morris, Howard M. Persinger, Jr., Ronald B. Spencer, David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools and J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Member absent: Sheila M. Hamilton.





II.

Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Ronald B. Spencer, seconded by Howard M. Persinger, Jr., the Board approved the agenda.





III.

Follow-up on Dorsey Scott Decision



Rebecca Tinder, General Counsel to the Board and the Department, addressed the Board regarding the Supreme Court decision in Dorsey C. Scott.



Following discussion, the Board directed Dr. Stewart to pursue amendment of W.Va. Code 18A-3-6.





IV.

Future Meetings

The next meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education will take place on March 6-7, 2002 in Charleston, West Virginia.







V.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Ronald B. Spencer, seconded by Barbara N. Fish, the Board adjourned at 9:16 a.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on March 7, 2002.







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Sandra M. Chapman, President



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