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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

November 12, 2003




I.   Call to Order



President Sandra M. Chapman called the regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 12:05 p.m. on November 12, 2003, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.


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



II. Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Mr. Morris, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as presented.



III. Disposal of Vacant School Facilities and

Miscellaneous School Building Authority Issues



Clacy Williams, Executive Director, School Building Authority (SBA) of West Virginia, provided an overview and addressed questions from the Board regarding the SBA including funding of projects and abandoned school facilities.

IV. Recognition



President Chapman recognized Dr. Williams on his election as President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International.

V. Break


President Chapman called for a break at 1:40 p.m.


VI. Call to Order


President Chapman called the meeting back to order at 1:55 p.m.

VII. Policy 2520.15 - Early Learning Standards Framework

Content Standards and Learning Criteria for

West Virginia Pre-kindergarten (WV-Pre-k)



Cathy Jones, Coordinator, Division of Instructional and Students Services, addressed the Board regarding proposed Policy 2520.15 which was developed by the West Virginia Partners Implementing an Early Care and Education System (PIECES) Subcommittee on Quality Initiatives.  The sub-committee consisted of teachers and administrators from public schools, Head Starts, child care, preschool special needs, and private pre-kindergarten.  Policy 2520.15 will be brought before the Board in December for placement on public comment.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

VIII. Policy 4110 - Attendance



Lisa Burton, Coordinator, Office of Student Services and Health Promotion, Division of Instructional and Student Services, provided brief remarks and addressed questions regarding the proposed amendment of Policy 4110, Attendance.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes of November13, 2003 at Attachment M.)



IX. Strategic Planning



Ms. Haden introduced Steven L. Paine, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, and Melanie Purkey, Executive Director, Office of Student Services and Health Promotion, Division of Instructional and Student Services, who distributed information and led the Board in a strategic planning session. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of November 13, 2003 at Attachment S.)


X. Break


President Chapman called for a break at 3:35 p.m.


XI. Call to Order


President Chapman called the meeting back to order at 3:50 p.m.



XII. Executive Session



Mr. Morris moved, and Mrs. Cook seconded, that the Board go into executive session as provided in W.Va. Code 6-9A-3 (attorney-client privilege) and 6-9A-4(b)(2)(A) (personnel exception) to discuss attorney-client privileged information and personnel matters.  The Board entered into executive session at 3:51 p.m.




XIII. Return from Executive Session

 


The Board returned from executive session at 5:21 p.m. at which time President Chapman announced that no decisions had been made or action taken.



XIV. Future Meetings

 


The next regular meeting of the Board will be held November 13, 2003, at 8:30 a.m., in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.



XV.      Adjournment



Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 5:23 p.m.



     Minutes approved by the Board on December 11, 2003.


 


                           ______________________________________________

     Sandra M. Chapman, President





     ______________________________________________

     Sheila M. Hamilton, Secretary



Minutes were recorded by

     Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

           the Board.

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