Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

January 27, 2003

I.   Call to Order

President H. M. Persinger, Jr., called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 9:00 a.m. on January 27, 2003, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

The following members were present: President Persinger, Vice-President Sandra M. Chapman, Secretary Ronald B. Spencer (via telephone),  Delores W. Cook, Barbara N. Fish, Priscilla M. Haden, Sheila M. Hamilton (via telephone), Lloyd G. Jackson II, (via telephone), Paul J. Morris, and David Stewart, State Superintendent of  Schools; absent was J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

II. Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously approved the agenda.

III. No Child Left Behind Act Draft State Plan

Dr. Pamela S. Cain, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Instructional and Student Services, Mr. Keith Butcher, Assistant Director, Office of Instructional Services, Ms. Nancy Walker, Executive Director, West Virginia Education Information System, Dr. Jan Barth, Executive Director and Dr. Karen Huffman, Assistant Director, Office of Student Services and Assessment, distributed and reviewed the most recent Draft Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook.  This preliminary draft document must be submitted to the United States Department of Education on January 31, 2003.  Special note:  Chancellor Mullen joined the meeting during this presentation.

IV. Break

President Persinger called for a break at 10:27 a.m.  Special note: Lloyd G. Jackson II, left the meeting at the break.

V. Call to Order

President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 10:37 a.m.

VI. No Child Left Behind Act Draft State Plan (Continued) 

State Department staff continued their presentation regarding the draft state plan.  Dr. Steven L. Paine, Deputy State Superintendent, will be the State Board's liaison for concerns or questions regarding the draft plan.  Periodic updates regarding the plan's status will be provided to State Board members.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)  Special note:  Chancellor Mullen departed the meeting near the end of this presentation.

VII. School-Based Health Care Centers

Barbara N. Fish presented an organizational sign on form for approval that would identify West Virginia as a supporter for the improvement of access to health care for America's school-aged children and youth through school-based health centers.  Priscilla M. Haden asked if this initiative was a lobbying effort and would possibly have an effect on the state budget.

Barbara N. Fish moved and Delores W. Cook seconded the endorsement of this initiative.  Upon the call for the question, the motion passed with seven (7) members, President Persinger, Sandra M. Chapman, Ronald B. Spencer, Delores W. Cook, Barbara N. Fish, Sheila M. Hamilton,  and Paul J. Morris voting yes, and one (1) member, Priscilla M. Haden, voting no.  President Persinger was directed to sign the form and forward it to the proper authority.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)

VIII. Personnel

Superintendent Stewart presented personnel items for the State Board's consideration.

Upon motion by Sandra M. Chapman, second by Paul J. Morris, the State Board unanimously approved the personnel items for the Department and the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as submitted.   (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)

IX. Future Meetings


The next regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education will be held February 19-20, 2003 in Charleston, West Virginia.

X. Adjournment

Upon motion by Priscilla M. Haden, second by Delores W. Cook, the State Board  adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

                                                      Minutes approved by the State Board on February 20, 2003.


                                      H. M. Persinger, Jr., President