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MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

March 6, 2002







I.

Call to Order



President Sandra M. Chapman called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 12:33 p.m. on March 6, 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, Barbara N. Fish, Sheila M. Hamilton, Howard M. Persinger, Jr., J. D. Morris, Ronald B. Spencer, and David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools. Members absent: Secretary James J. MacCallum and J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission



II.

Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, seconded by Paul J. Morris, the Board approved the agenda.



III.

Policy 2510 - Assuring the Quality of Education:

Regulations for Education Programs



Bill Luff, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, addressed the Board regarding Policy 2510 and distributed the following documents: 1) Major Issues Raised by Policy 2510 Comments/Revised with Cabinet Answers and 2) newly revised Policy 2510. Barbara N. Fish distributed two documents dealing with foreign language issues. (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)



Mr. Luff proceeded to review the major issues document and the Board responded as follows:



Recommendation #1 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #2 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #3 was approved pending possible legislative action and with the understanding that bank time could only be used with SSAC-sanctioned extra-curricular activities.





IV.

Recess



President Chapman recessed the meeting at 1:35 p.m



V.

Return from Recess



President Chapman called the meeting back to order at 1:48 p.m. and Mr. Luff continued the review of the major issues document.



Recommendation #4 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #5, the answers to bullets #1, #2 were #3 were changed from "no" to "yes" and was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #6 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #7 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #8 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #9 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #10 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #11 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #12 was approved/accepted.



VI.

Recess



President Chapman recessed the meeting at 3:02 p.m.



VII.

Return from Recess



President Chapman called the meeting back to order at 3:12 p.m. and Mr. Luff continued the review of the major issues document.



Recommendation #13 was tabled.



Recommendation #14 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #15 was approved/accepted per Recommendation #3.



Recommendation #16 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #17 was revised to include one credit in Civics as a graduation requirement.



Recommendation #18 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #19 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #20 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #21 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #22 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #23 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #24 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #25 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #26 was approved/accepted.



Recommendation #13 was reintroduced and approved/accepted with the addition of language requiring school approval.



Following conclusion of the review, Mr. Luff indicated that Policy 2510 would be revised in accordance with the Board's responses to the major issues and presented for action at the March 7 meeting.



VIII.

Future Meetings



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



IX.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Sheila M. Hamilton, seconded by J. D. Morris, the Board adjourned at 4:26 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on April 18, 2002.





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Sandra M. Chapman, President



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