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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

January 11, 2005









I.

Call to Order



President Barbara N. Fish called the regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 1:00 p.m. on January 11, 2005, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.



The following members were present: President Fish, Vice President Lowell E. Johnson, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Ms. Sandra M. Chapman, Mrs. Delores W. Cook, Mrs. Sheila M. Hamilton (via videoconference), Ms. Burma Hatfield, Mr. Paul J. Morris, Mr. Ronald B. Spencer and ex officio Dr. David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools. Members absent were ex officios Dr. J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and Mr. James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.



II.

Delegation



Mr. Tom Lange, President, West Virginia Education Association, addressed the Board regarding the deletion of the definition of the eight hour work day from Policy 2510: Assuring the Quality of Education - Regulations for Education Programs.



III.

Approval of Agenda



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



IV.

Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) VIII Report



Dr. John Hough, Executive Director, RESA VIII, distributed information and provided an update of activities and initiatives taking place in RESA VIII (via videoconference). (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)







V.

SAS in Schools and

U.S. Department of Education Technology Evaluation Grant



Ms. Brenda Williams, Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology, Superintendent's Office, provided an overview and update of the SAS in Schools project and an update regarding the U.S. Department of Education Technology Evaluation Grant. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)



VI.

Special Recognition



President Fish recognized Ms. Williams and presented her with the Board's "Attitude Is Everything" award.



VII.

Break



President Fish called for a break at 2:15 p.m.



VIII.

Call to Order



President Fish called the meeting back to order at 2:25 p.m.



IX.

Policy 2510: Assuring the Quality of Education - Regulations for

Education Programs, Definition of Teacher Work Day



Dr. Steven L. Paine, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, addressed the Board and provided a brief history regarding the work day definition that was removed from Policy 2510 at the December meeting. President Fish distributed a copy of the work day definition as was removed from the policy when initially placed on comment.

President Fish requested a motion to insert the original definition of "Work Day" as " Time allocated for the instructional day and other activities such as homeroom, class changes, lunch, planning periods, and staff development that may not exceed eight clock hours" into Policy 2510 and place this new language on comment for 30 days.



Dr. Johnson moved, and Mrs. Cook seconded the motion and it carried with eight members voting yes, and one member, Ms. Chapman, voting no. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)



X.

Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held January 12, 2005 in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.





XI.

Adjournment



President Fish adjourned the meeting at 2:36 p.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on February 9, 2005.



______________________________________________

Barbara N. Fish, President







______________________________________________

Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary



Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

the Board.

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