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MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Holt Lodge

Cedar Lakes Conference Center

H. C. 88, Box 21

Ripley, West Virginia

June 5, 2003




I.   Call to Order



President H. M. Persinger Jr., called the special meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 9:00 a.m. on June 5, 2003, in Holt Lodge at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, West Virginia.


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


II. Approval of Agenda


Upon motion by Sandra M. Chapman, seconded by Priscilla M. Haden, the State Board unanimously approved the agenda.


III. West Virginia Board of Education:

A Vision for Public Education


Howard Seufer, Esq., with the firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love, and Howard O'Cull, Executive Director, West Virginia School Boards Association, presented a professional development session and led a discussion which included the State Board's legal "job description", the State Board's legal relationship to other public entities in the area of public education, and a discussion of the role of State Board members.


IV. Break


President Persinger called for a break at 11:10 a.m.


V. Call to Order


President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 11:20 a.m.


VI. West Virginia Board of Education:

A Vision for Public Education (Continued)


The professional development session continued. 


VII. Break


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


VIII. Call to Order


President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 1:22 p.m.


IX. West Virginia Board of Education:

A Vision for Public Education (Continued)


The professional development session continued.

 

X. Recognition and Remarks


President Persinger recognized General (4 star) Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong who briefly addressed the assembly.  General Foglesong, a native of Mingo County, West Virginia, and a product of West Virginia public and higher education, is currently Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and is slated to take over as commander of U. S. Air Forces in Europe in late June.  A plaque was presented by the State Board to General Foglesong bearing the following inscription:



General Robert "Doc" FoglesongThe Pride of West Virginia



The West Virginia Board of Educationrecognizes General Robert "Doc" Foglesong,

a role model for all the children of West Virginia.


West Virginia native, son of a retired West Virginia teacher,

product of the State's public and higher educational systems,

you are our hero. 


"Mingo-01"

A shining example of what a dedicated

West Virginia student can achieve.


June 5, 2003


XI. Break


President Persinger called for a break at 3:30 p.m.


XII. Call to Order


President Persinger called the meeting back to order at 3:40 p.m.


XIII. West Virginia Board of Education:

A Vision for Public Education (Continued)


The professional development session continued.


XIV. Future Meetings 

 

The next regular meeting of the State Board will be held June 11-12, 2003 in Charleston, West Virginia.


XV. Adjournment


Upon motion by Barbara N. Fish, seconded by Sheila M. Hamilton, the State Board adjourned at 4:25 p.m.


                                                               Minutes approved by the State Board on July 10, 2003.





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                                     H. M. Persinger Jr., President



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