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MINUTESWEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Monroe County Schools Board Office

P. O. Box 330

Willow Bend Road

Union, West Virginia

April 17, 2003





I.   Call to Order



President H. M. Persinger Jr., called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 8:34 a.m. on April 17, 2003, in the Board Meeting Room at the Monroe County Board of Education, Union, West Virginia.


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


II. Welcome and Introductions


Lyn Guy, Superintendent of Monroe County Schools, welcomed the State Board to Monroe County and introduced her staff.  


III. Approval of Agenda


Upon motion by Priscilla M. Haden, second by Sheila M. Hamilton, the State Board unanimously approved the agenda.


IV. Draft Education Performance Audit for 

Spanishburg  School, Mercer County


An announced on-site review was conducted at Spanishburg School in Mercer County on March 26, 2003.  The Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA) conducted the review which was limited in scope to the performance and process standards relative to school and student achievement.  The review also consisted of a resource evaluation.


Upon recommendation of the OEPA, a motion by Delores W. Cook and second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously continued Spanishburg School's Conditional Accreditation status  and gave the school six (6) months to correct the Education Performance Audit findings of noncompliance listed in the report.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)


V. Draft Education Performance Audit for

Montcalm High School,  Mercer County


An announced on-site review was conducted at Montcalm High  School in Mercer County on March 25, 2003. The OEPA conducted the review  which  was limited in scope to the performance and process standards relative to school and student achievement.  The review also consisted of a resource evaluation.


Upon recommendation of the OEPA, a motion by Barbara N. Fish and second by Paul J. Morris, the State Board unanimously continued Montcalm High School's Conditional Accreditation status  and gave the school six (6) months to correct the Education Performance Audit findings of noncompliance listed in the report.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)


VI. Draft Education Performance Audit for

Stratton Elementary School, Raleigh County


An announced on-site review was conducted at Stratton Elementary School in Raleigh County on March 27, 2003.  The OEPA conducted the review which was limited in scope to the performance and process standards relative to school and student achievement.  The review also consisted of a resource evaluation.


Upon recommendation of the OEPA, a motion by Priscilla M. Haden and second by Paul J. Morris, the State Board unanimously continued Stratton Elementary School's Conditional Accreditation status  and gave the school six (6) months to correct the Education Performance Audit findings of noncompliance listed in the report.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)


VII. Policy 2320: A Process for Improving Education -

Performance  Based Accreditation System


Policy 2320:  A Process for Improving Education - Performance Based Accreditation System, is being revised primarily to include the assessment requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  Discussion ensued regarding various sections of the policy.  Items of significance included:  safety of students, accountability,  grammar, and the reporting of information in the "Report Card."  It was requested that the language found on page 35 at 126-13-18, "hereby adopts" be changed to "has adopted." 


Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously approved Policy 2320, as amended, and with additional editorial and clarification language as submitted by State Board members. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)





VIII. Superintendent's Information


State Superintendent Stewart requested that Rebecca Tinder, General Counsel to the State Board and the Department, address the Board regarding the State Superintendent's authority relating to the school calendar.   Attorney Tinder reported that, due to a recent change in W.Va. Code,  the State Superintendent no longer has the authority to adjust the school calendar.  The State Board indicated that they desired efforts to continue to increase meaningful instructional time.

   

IX. Break


President Persinger called for a break at 9:44 a.m.


X. Call to Order


President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 9:49 a.m.


XI. Consent Agenda 


Upon motion by Sandra M. Chapman, second by Priscilla M. Haden, the State Board unanimously approved the consent agenda.   (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments E-M and addendum.)

 

Minutes


The State Board approved the March 12 and 13 minutes.  (Attachment E.)


County Boards of Education, RESAs, and Multi-County  Vocational Centers

Budget Supplement and Transfer Requests for the 2002-03 Year


The State Board approved the budget supplement and transfer requests for the month of March 2003 as follows:  Total Supplements = $31,803,404 and Total Transfers = $15,670,446.  (Attachment F.)


Hampshire County Closure/Consolidation


The State Board approved the Hampshire County Board of Education request to close/consolidate Grassy Lick Elementary School into Augusta Elementary and Romney Elementary Schools at the conclusion of the 2002-2003 school year.  (Attachment G and addendum.)


McDowell County Closure/Consolidation


The State Board approved the McDowell County closure of:  Big Creek High School (grades 9-12 will attend proposed new high school at existing Bradshaw Elementary site); Iaeger High School (grades 9-12 students will attend proposed new high school at existing Bradshaw Elementary site); Berwind Elementary (grades PK-8 students will attend the proposed new elementary/middle school at existing War Annex site);  War Elementary (grades PK-8 students will attend proposed new elementary/middle school at existing War Annex site); Bartley Elementary (grades 68 students will attend proposed new elementary/ middle school at existing War Annex site and grades PK-5 students will attend the proposed new elementary at a location to later be determined); Bradshaw Elementary (grades PK-5 students will attend the proposed new elementary school at a location to later be determined);  Iaeger Elementary (grades PK-5 students will attend proposed new Iaeger Elementary at existing Iaeger Elementary site) to be effective no sooner than June 30, 2006, then as the new facilities are completed;  and to close/consolidate Panther Elementary School with the students attending Iaeger Elementary School effective June 30, 2003.   (Attachment H.)


Office of School Facilities - Inspection of Schools


The State Board accepted the summary of the findings for each of the following schools as found in Attachment I.


   COUNTY SCHOOL


   Berkeley Eagle School Intermediate

   Berkeley Martinsburg High 

   Berkeley Musselman High 

   Berkeley Orchard View Intermediate

   Braxton Braxton Count Middle 

   Cabell Cabell Midland High

   Cabell Central City Elementary

   Cabell Guyandotte Elementary

   Cabell Village of Barboursville Elementary

   Jackson Ripley High

   Lewis Lewis County High

   Lewis Peterson-Central Elementary

   Lincoln West Hamlin Elementary

   Marion Blackshere Elementary

   Morgan Warm Springs Middle

   Morgan Berkeley Springs High 

   Wirt Wirt County Primary Center


Personnel


The State Board approved personnel items for the Department of Education and Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.   (Attachment J and addendum.)




Waivers of State Board of Education Policies and Regulations,

Superintendent's Interpretations and State Statutes and Legislative Rules


The State Board approved  one (1) request for  the continuation of a  waiver of instructional material adoption.  (Attachment K.)


Summer School


The State Board approved thirty-five (35) county applications representing summer school at seventy-seven (77) county locations.  (Attachment L.)


Senate Bill 227, W.Va. Code 18A-4-7a, Transfer of Teachers

After Five Days Prior to Starting Instruction



The State Board accepted the notification from Harrison County Schools.  (Attachment M.)

XII. Additional Introductions


President Persinger introduced a number of individuals from McDowell County Schools including: Mike Mitchem, President and Mike Callaway, Member, McDowell County Board of Education, Mark Manchin, Superintendent, Suzette Cook and Peggy Freeman, Assistant Superintendents, and Jeff Nash, Director of Facilities.  Sandra M. Chapman recognized Joe Myers.  Mr. Myers contacted Ms. Chapman a couple years ago regarding the problem of poor grammar.  Liza Corderio, Executive Director, Communications Office, recognized members of the press covering the meeting.  President Persinger also recognized the following individuals in attendance from Hampshire County Schools:  David Friend, Superintendent, Paula O'Brien, Assistant Superintendent, Dale Hayes, Finance Director, and Geraldine Keith, Executive Secretary.


XIII. Modification to Agenda


President Persinger, with the common consent of the State Board, moved Item E under Reports to immediately follow the Consent Agenda.


XIV. Report - 2003 Legislative Session Summary



Steven L. Paine, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, distributed a summary of enrolled bills from the 2003 Legislative session.  He then introduced Mike McKown, Executive Director, Office of Internal Operations, Division of Administrative Services, who distributed information and provided an account comparison between the 2003 and 2004 budget.  Nancy Walker, Executive Director, West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), addressed the State Board regarding the impact of budget reductions to WVEIS.  Brenda Williams, Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology (OTIS), distributed information and addressed the State Board regarding the impact of budget reduction to OTIS and K-12 educational technology programs.  Kenna R. Seal addressed the State Board regarding the impact of budget reductions to the OEPA.  It was requested that Cathy Jones, Coordinator, Early Childhood/Even Start, Division of Instructional and Student Services, address the State Board at the May meeting regarding the status of Pre-K programs.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Mc.)


XV. Break


President Persinger called for a break for lunch at 12:30 p.m.


XVI. Call to Order


President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 12:45 p.m. and thanked Ms. Yost  and the Pro-Start class for the wonderful meal.



XVII. Report - 2003 Legislative Session Summary (Continued)



Discussion continued regarding budget reductions.   President Persinger appointed a committee consisting of Ronald B. Spencer as Chair, and Priscilla M. Haden and Lloyd G. Jackson II, to formulate a plan to request reinstatement of funding.  President Persinger agreed to serve as an ex officio member to this committee.  Sandra M. Chapman suggested the committee work with Liza Corderio and the Communications Office as appropriate.

XVIII. Approval of One New Content Specialization for

One Higher Education Institution of Professional Preparation



Jack McClanahan, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Administrative Services, presented the Appalachian Bible College's program for the State Board's approval.  Policy 5100 - Approval of Education Personnel Preparation Programs requires the Program Review Board  to meet each semester to review new content specializations and make recommendations to the West Virginia Board of Education for action.  The Program Review Board met on March 18, 2003 and recommended Appalachian Bible College's Elementary Education (Grades K-6) program for approval.  The program will be effective July 1, 2003.


Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, second by Paul J. Morris, the State Board unanimously approved the Appalachian Bible College's Elementary Education (Grades K-6) program.



XIX.   Appointments of Penny Fisher and Sally Digman

to the Program Review Board


Jack McClanahan recommended Penny Fisher and Sally Digman for appointment to the Program Review Board.  Policy 5100 - Approval of Educational Personnel Programs requires that all vacancies on the Program Review Board be filled as quickly as possible.  Program Review Board members are initially appointed for a three-year term with the option to review their membership for a second term.  According to Policy 5100, the terms of the initial Board members "shall be staggered to promote continuity in the Board's members."  Jeff Smith and Lynn Adkins, two original members, are currently serving their fifth year of the Program Review Board. Jeff Smith is the public school administrator representative and Lynn Adkins represents higher education's private institutions. In order to stagger the initial Board members' terms,  Penny Fisher was recommended to replace Jeff Smith and Sally Digman was recommended to replace Lynn Adkins.  Penny Fisher is currently the principal of Winfield Middle School in Putnam County. Sally Digman is the Division of Education Chairperson at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi.


Barbara N. Fish asked clarification regarding obsolete language in the policy naming the groups that made the recommendations.  Dr. McClanahan responded that the policy is now on public comment and the language will be corrected.



Upon motion by Priscilla M. Haden, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously appointed Penny Fisher and Sally Digman to the Program Review Board.


XX. West Virginia Secondary Schools  Activities Commission (WVSSAC)

127CSR3 - Provisions Governing Contests



Rebecca Tinder, General Counsel to the State Board and the Department, on behalf of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, presented W.Va. 127CSR3, Provisions Governing Contests, for the State Board's consideration.  WVSSAC Series 3 is being revised to:  1) bring baseball, softball and volleyball into line with all other sports so people will know the exact number of contests in which they can participate; and 2) allow a player to participate in a portion of a Junior Varsity and Varsity game for up to five quarters in one day.


Upon motion by Lloyd G. Jackson II, second by Paul J. Morris , the State Board unanimously placed WVSSAC 127CSR3 on public comment until May 21, 2003.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment N.)


XXI. Policy 2340 - West Virginia Measures

of Academic Progress Program



Barbara N. Fish recognized Department members for their superlative efforts with regard to the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.



Jan Barth, Executive Director, Office of Student Assessment, Division of Instructional and Student Services, presented Policy 2340 for the State Board's consideration.  Policy 2340 is being revised to include new language that complies with state guidelines, federal requirements and recommended revisions by the Assessment Revision Committee of approximately 60 West Virginia educators and stakeholders.


Discussion ensued regarding testing dates for 2004, confidentiality, and test security and penalties for violators.


Upon motion by Paul J. Morris, second by Priscilla M. Haden, the State Board unanimously placed Policy 2340 on public comment until May 30, 2003.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment O.)



XXII. Policy 2520.8 - Driver Education Content Standards and

Objectives for West Virginia Schools



Deborah Brown, Executive Director, Office of Instructional Services, presented Policy 2520.8 for the State Board's consideration.  The current revision reflects the change to the new content standards, objectives and performance descriptors format and also establishes a separate policy for driver education.


Upon motion by Paul J. Morris, second by Sheila M. Hamilton, the State Board unanimously placed Policy 2520.8 on public comment until May 30, 2003.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment P.)



XXIII. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and

Technical Education Act Funding Formula 



Stanley Hopkins, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education, presented the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funding formula for the State Board's consideration.  Senate Bill 703 enacted by the 2001Legislature required the redefinition of the funding formula used to allocate the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funding between the West Virginia Board of Education and the Higher Education Policy Commission.  The attached West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission procedural rule was negotiated between Department staff and the Vice Chancellor for Community-Technical Colleges.  It represents a fair and equitable split of the funds, allowing the colleges, for the first time, to include enrollments in non-credit technical offerings. 


This rule was placed on public comment by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on  December 20, 2002.  No revisions were made to the rule based upon the two comments that were received. Upon the State Board's approval of the formula, this rule will be filed by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission with the Secretary of State's Office.  W.Va. Code 18B-2B-6 requires State Board approval of the formula prior to its implementation on July 1, 2003.



Upon motion by Priscilla M. Haden, second by Barbara N. Fish, the State Board unanimously approved the Perkins formula.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Q.)



XXIV. Memorandum of Understanding

Enslow Middle School Monitor


Steve McBride, Executive Director, School Improvement/Instructional Materials, Division of Instructional and Student Services, presented the Memorandum of Understanding for the State Board's consideration.  On February 20, 2003 the State Board appointed Dale McVicker to serve as the Monitor for Enslow Middle School.  This is in accordance with W.Va. Code 18-2E-5(C)(i) which states, "when a seriously impaired school does not correct the impairment by the date certain as set by the state board, the state board shall appoint a monitor who shall be paid at county expense to cause improvements to be made at the school to bring it to full accreditation status within a reasonable time period as determined by the state board."


The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to delineate the amount of service and payment for the Monitor appointed to serve Enslow Middle School.


  Upon motion by Paul J. Morris, second by Delores W. Cook, the State Board unanimously approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Board and Cabell County Schools.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment R.)



XXV. Policy 2520.5 -Health Content Standards


and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.6 - Physical Education Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.7 - Foreign Language Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.9 - Dance Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.10 - Music Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools 

Policy 2520.11 - Theatre Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.12 - Visual Art Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.14 - Technology Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia Schools




Deborah Brown presented Policies 2520.5, 2520.6, 2520.7, 2520.9, 2520.10, 2520.11, 2520.12 and 2520.14 for the State Board's consideration.  These policies were on public comment from January 10 through March 7, 2003.  Very few comments were received.  Some changes were made, mostly editorial, as noted on the attached executive summary for each policy.  The policies will be effective beginning July 1, 2003.


Lenore Zedosky distributed a print-out of suggested changes to Policy 2520.5 and responded to several concerns issued prior to the meeting by Sandra M. Chapman.  Barbara N. Fish asked why safety gear was not mentioned in the content standards prior to grade 4.  Ms. Zedosky responded that the first reference to safety gear is located in grade 1.  Mrs. Fish requested that the addition of car safety belt usage be added at the kindergarten level.


Barbara N. Fish asked if Policy 2520.10 was modified in response to the large number of comments received and also requested that the stringed instrument requirements be modified as was done for the wind instrument requirements.


Paul J. Morris moved that the State Board approve Policies 2520.5, 2520.6, 2520.7, 2520.9, 2520.10, 2520.11, 2520.12 and 2520.14 to which and Priscilla M. Haden seconded.


Upon the call for the question, President Persinger asked if Mr. Morris and Mrs. Haden would agree to amend the motion to include the amendment of Policy 2520.5 and Policy 2520.10 as discussed.


Paul J. Morris amended his motion to include the amendment of Policy 2520.5 and Policy 2520.10, Priscilla M. Haden accepted the amendment to the motion and the State Board unanimously approved the motion as amended.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment S and addendum.)



XXVI. Recommendation for Addendum to 2003-2004

West Virginia Professional Development Plan

 


Karen Larry, Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent of Schools, presented additions as requested by the State Board to the 2003-2004 West Virginia Professional Development Plan for the State Board's consideration.  W.Va. Code 18-2-23a(c) requires that the West Virginia Center for Professional Development (CPD) "design a proposed professional staff development program plan to achieve the goals of the state board and shall submit the proposed plan to the state board for approval as soon as possible following receipt of the state board goals each year."  This  same citation further notes, "The state board shall review the proposed plan and return it to the center for professional development noting whether the proposed plan is approved or is not approved, in whole or in part . . . State board approval is required prior to implementation of the professional staff development plan." 


The CPD submitted the attached West Virginia Plan for Professional Development for June 1, 2003 - May 31, 2004 for the additional goals and objectives approved by the State Board at its February 20, 2003 meeting.  This is an addition to the partial plan approved at the March 3, 2003 State Board meeting, and was prepared, at the State Board's request, to be a part of the 2003-2004 West Virginia Professional Development Plan.


Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously approved  the addendum to the West Virginia Professional Development Plan, 2003-2004.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment T.)


XXVII. Board Member Reports



Barbara N. Fish provided a report regarding her recent attendance and participation at the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Healthy Schools Network Conference, Legislative Conference and public policy committee meeting.  Mrs. Fish also distributed a survey from NASBE and encouraged members to complete and return the form to her for submission to NASBE.   Lloyd G. Jackson II provided a brief report regarding his recent attendance at a Southern Regional Education Board work meeting entitled, "Making State Leadership Academies Work for Improving Struggling Schools:  What Can States Do?"  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment U.)



XXVIII. Update on Informal Item Bank:

   West Virginia Measures Academic Progress Program 


Dennis Kennedy and Paul Kirk, Coordinators, Office of Student Assessment, presented a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Informal Item Bank that will be available to teachers to select test items for classroom assessment.  The presentation demonstrated how the Informal Item Bank can be accessed by teachers and members of the public.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment V.)



XXIX. Title II Higher Education Report Card, 

Federal Title II Institutional Reports



Jack McClanahan presented the Title II Higher Education Report Card, Federal Title II Institutional Reports for the State Board's information.  Policy 5100 - Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs requires all professional preparation programs in West Virginia to provide data about their programs.  Title II of the Higher Education Act now requires all states to collect, compile and report data to the U.S. Office of Education about the quality of teacher education graduates from teacher preparation institutions in the state.  This is the third year that the state has participated in this process.

As part of this process, all 18 higher education institutions were required to release their individual report cards to the West Virginia Department of Education by March 17, 2003 and April7, 2003 to the general public.  In addition, institutions are required to publish this information in college catalogs, teacher recruitment brochures and/or teacher education handbooks.


From these reports, the West Virginia Department of Education  will compile the state report that is to be released within the state in June, 2003 and then sent to the U.S. Office of Education for national release in October, 2003.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment W.)






XXX. 2002 Educational Personnel Data Report



Jack McClanahan presented the 2002 Educational Personnel Data Report for the State Board's information.  The 2002 Educational Personnel Data Report reflects data gathered from local county school districts, Regional Education Service Agencies, higher education institutions, and the Offices of Technology, Administrative Services, Special Education, and Professional Preparation within the West Virginia Department of Education.  The purpose of the document is to show the educational personnel needs of the counties.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment X.)


XXXI. School Improvement Memorandum of Understanding



Steven L. Paine provided a brief overview of the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and introduced Steve McBride who distributed a more current verison of the MOU and provided an update regarding modifications that have been made to the document pursuant to the request of the State Board since its submission to the State Board at the February meeting.  Discussion ensued regarding the proper entities to sign the document.  President Persinger appointed Sandra M. Chapman and Delores W. Cook to a committee that will work with Department staff to craft an acceptable document. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Y and addendum.)


Dr. Paine addressed the State Board with respect to the coordination and responsibilities of RESAs regarding school improvement.  Following discussion, the State Board directed that all RESA Directors be invited to the May 14 meeting to discuss this issue as well as any others requiring clarification.



XXXII. Annual Report


Karen Larry provided an update regarding the distribution of the recently completed Annual Report.


XXXIII. State Board Orientation/Training Meeting


President Persinger confirmed that the State Board's orientation/training meeting will take place on June 5, 2003 beginning at 8:30 a.m., at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia.


XXXIV. Draft Calendar of Board Agenda Items


Steven L. Paine presented a proposed draft calendar of future agenda items for the State Board's consideration and discussion.  Discussion ensued regarding the addition of future items and a request that action items for the business meeting that require extensive discussion be added to the Wednesday agenda and that time be built into the schedule to allow visits to local schools when the State Board visits a county. The State Board also requested continuous or periodic calendar updates and that State Board meetings be considered when scheduling the various education functions.  Priscilla M. Haden requested that all county board presidents and members receive notice when State Board policies are placed on comment.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Z.)



XXXV. Appointments by President to

Various Statutory Units and Liaison Positions


President Persinger announced the appointment of Delores W. Cook to Center for Professional Development.


President Persinger announced the appointment of Delores W. Cook to West Virginia Education Alliance.


President Persinger announced that he was resigning from the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority and appointed Priscilla M. Haden to fill the vacancy.


President Persinger announced that he was resigning from the West Virginia School Building Authority and appointed Lloyd G. Jackson II to fill the vacancy.


President Persinger made the following appointments to West Virginia School Boards Association committees:  1)  Delores W. Cook and Ronald B. Spencer to serve as liaisons to West Virginia School Boards Association; 2)  Sheila M. Hamilton, Paul J. Morris and Ronald B. Spencer to the West Virginia School Boards Association/West Virginia Department of Education School Board Member Training Standards Review Committee; 3)  Delores W.  Cook to the West Virginia School Boards Association Handbook Committee; and 4) Priscilla M. Haden to the West Virginia School Boards Association Senate Bill 522 Implementation Committee.




Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the State Board unanimously ratified/approved the aforestated appointments.



XXXVI. Legal and/or Personnel Matters


  President Persinger informed the members that he had no matters requiring an executive session and extended his appreciation to Superintendent Guy and her entire staff for their efforts in hosting the meeting.



XXXVII. Future Meetings

 


The regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education will be held May 14-15, 2003 in Hancock County, West Virginia.








XXXVIII. Adjournment


Upon motion by Lloyd G. Jackson II, second by Priscilla M. Haden, the State Board adjourned at 3:23 p.m.


                                                              Minutes approved by the State Board on May 15, 2003.





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                                   H. M. Persinger Jr., President



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