Marshall County Schools

Moundsville Junior High School

Band Room

223 Tomlinson Avenue

Moundsville, West Virginia

April 14, 2004


Call to Order

President Sandra M. Chapman called the regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 2:07 p.m. on April 14, 2004, in the Band Room at Moundsville Junior High School, 223 Tomblinson Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia.

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



David Wood, Superintendent of Marshall County Schools, welcomed the Board to Marshall County.



The Board recognized Frank D. Andrews, Superintendent of Institutional Education Programs. Mr. Andrews was one of ten people throughout the nation to receive the Lewis Hine Award. The National Child Labor Committee presents this prestigious national award annually to five professionals and five volunteers for their unheralded and exceptional service to young people. The Hine Award recognizes individuals who have made a full commitment to the well-being, growth and development of our young people. Mr. Andrews was selected because of the strong leadership he has provided in improving the lives of children, youth and adults in state institutional education facilities.


Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Mrs. Fish, seconded by Dr. Johnson, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as presented.


School Violence Outreach

Thomas E. Johnston, United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia, in follow-up to his March presentation, distributed information and addressed the Board regarding school related initiatives of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)


Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) Update

The Board met with seven of the eight RESA Executive Directors, reviewed a RESA status report, and engaged in general discourse regarding RESA initiatives, issues, needs and concerns. During the discussion a request was made that Board members be provided an updated listing of education acronyms. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)


Appraisal Process/Procedure for Board Employees

Mr. Morris, having accepted President Chapman's request that he lead the annual appraisal process, distributed information and addressed the Board regarding the appraisal process/procedures for the State Superintendent, Office of Education Performance Audits Director, Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Executive Secretary to the Board. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)


West Virginia Commission for

Professional Teaching Standards Appointments

Jack McClanahan, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Administrative Services, deferred his presentation to a future meeting.


Policy 2422.8 - Medication Administration

Melanie Purkey, Executive Director, Office of Student Services and Health Promotion, Division of Instructional and Student Services, distributed a comment log and modified version of the policy and addressed the Board regarding the proposed revisions to Policy 2422.8 - Medication Administration. One correction, located on page eight at 7.5., second sentence "The school with:" will be deleted from the version to be acted upon by the Board on April 15. It was the consensus of the Board that this item, with the noted correction, would be moved to Consent Agenda at the April 15 meeting. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D and addenda.)


Arts Education in West Virginia

Ellen Culler, Visual Arts Educator, Ohio County Schools, and Co-Chair, Youth Art Month Committee, West Virginia Art Education Association, addressed the Board regarding the Youth Art Month program, visual arts and arts education in West Virginia.


Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held April 15, 2004 at Moundsville Junior High School, Moundsville, West Virginia.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fish, seconded by Dr. Johnson and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 4:12 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on May 13, 2004.


Sandra M. Chapman, President

Sheila M. Hamilton, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

the Board.