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MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy

Memorial Student Center - Shawkey Room

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

July 14, 2004

I.   Call to Order

President Sandra M. Chapman called the regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 1:20 p.m. on July 14, 2004, in the Shawkey Room, Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Huntington, 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.  Members absent were ex officios J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education.

II. Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, the Board unanimously approved the agenda with the following modification: President Chapman moved item XIII.  Report - Efforts of Consolidation to follow immediately the Approval of the Agenda.

III. Report - Project Funding and Effects of Consolidation

Clacy Williams, Executive Director, School Building Authority of West Virginia, distributed information and provided a report regarding project funding and the effects of school consolidation.  Dr. Williams introduced Dr. Michael J. Hicks, Center for Business and Economics at Marshall University and co-author of the study entitled “School Consolidation and Educational Performance: An Economic Analysis of West Virginia High Schools,” who briefly addressed the Board. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

IV. Update - Public Service Training

Bill Wilcox, Executive Director, Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development, Division of Technical and Adult Education, distributed information and provided an update regarding public service training initiatives. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)

V. Update - West Virginia Arts Education

Julia Lee, Coordinator, Division of Instructional and Student Services, distributed information and provided an update regarding West Virginia arts education.  President Chapman requested Stan Hopkins, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education, to work with Ms. Lee in incorporating the arts into before and after school care initiatives.   (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)

VI. Policy 2320:  A Process for Improving Education -

Performance Based Accreditation System

Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits, presented Policy 2320, as modified in response to comments received during the public comment period, for the Board's consideration.  Dr. Seal requested the word “medical” to read “significant medical emergency” and be added on page 14 at 5.1.2 and on page 13 at 5.1.1.b. add the word “attaining” to read “attaining mastery.”  Dr. Seal and Dr. Stewart are to work together, in consultation with Ms. Hatfield, to address the issue of parental involvement in Local School Improvement Councils.  It was suggested that this item be moved to the Consent Agenda for action at the July 15 meeting.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)

VII. Policy 5202:  Minimum Requirements for the

Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel

and Advanced Salary Classification

Policy 5100:  Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs

Karen Huffman, Executive Director, Office of Professional Preparation, Division of Administrative Services, distributed information and presented Policies 5202 and 5100 for the Board's consideration.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E, and copies of Policies 5202 and 5100 appended to Official Minutes of July 15, 2004 at Attachment N.)

VIII. Break

President Chapman called for a break at 3:50 p.m.

IX. Call to Order

President Chapman called the meeting back to order at 4:04 p.m.

X. Welcome

Martha Woodward, Dean of the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy and Executive Director of the John R. Hall Center for Academic Excellence, Marshall University, welcomed the Board to the Academy and to Marshall University.

XI. Policy 4321.1:  Standards for School Nutrition

Mary Kay Harrison, Executive Director, Office of Child Nutrition, Division of Administrative Services, presented Policy 4321.1 for the Board's consideration.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes of July 15, 2004 at Attachment L.)

XII. Policy 2422.7: Standards for Basic and

Specialized Health Care Procedures

Rebecca King, Coordinator, Division of Instructional and Student Services, presented Policy 2422.7 and its accompanying manual for the Board's consideration.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes of July 15, 2004 at Attachment M.)

XIII. Consideration of Regional Education Service Agency (RESA)

Regional Council Recommendations for Executive Director Salaries

President Chapman led the discussion regarding the RESA Regional Councils' recommendations for Executive Director salaries.  

Discussion ensued and Ms. Haden moved that no salary increases be granted this year.  Mr. Morris seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

XIV. Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held July 15, 2004 in the Shawkey Room, Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

XV. Adjournment

Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mrs. Cook and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at  5:02 p.m.

   

                            Minutes approved by the Board on August 12, 2004.

    

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Barbara N. Fish, President

     

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Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

    Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

          the Board.

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