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