Stonewall Resort

940 Resort Drive

Roanoke, West Virginia

June 21, 2005


Call to Order

President Barbara N. Fish called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 9:38 a.m. on June 21, 2005, in the Potomac Room at Stonewall Resort, 940 Resort Drive, Roanoke, West Virginia.

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


Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Ms. Chapman, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.


Interviews for State Superintendent of Schools

Ms. Chapman, in accordance with W.Va. Code 6-9A-4(b)(2)(A), moved that the Board enter into executive session to conduct interviews for the position of State Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Hatfield seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Board entered into executive session at 9:40 a.m.


Return from Executive Session

The Board returned from Executive Session at 4:44 p.m. at which time President Fish announced no action was taken and no decisions were made.

Following brief remarks, Ms. Chapman moved that Steven L. Paine, be named to the position of State Superintendent of Schools at the statutory salary limit effective July 1, 2005. Mrs. Cook seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.


Future Meetings

By consensus of the Board the next noticed meeting of the Board, scheduled for June 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia, was cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Board will be held July 13-14, 2005 in Charleston, West Virginia.



President Fish adjourned the meeting at 4:52 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on July 14, 2005.


Barbara N. Fish, President


Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

the Board.