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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

October 11, 2005





I.

Call to Order



Vice President Delores W. Cook called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 12:30 p.m. on October 11, 2005, in Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.



The following members were present: Vice President Cook, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Sandra M. Chapman, Burma Hatfield, and Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and Bruce C. Flack, Interim Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Members absent were: President Lowell E. Johnson, Barbara N. Fish, Sheila M. Hamilton, Jenny N. Phillips, and ex officio James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.



II.

Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.



III.

Approval of Exemplary Accreditation Status Schools



Dr. Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits, distributed and presented performance data for each West Virginia public school. The School Accreditation Summary lists schools that are Exemplary Accreditation status schools. Performance data and high-quality standards revealed that 127 schools in 38 county school districts have achieved this honor.



Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Ms. Hatfield, seconded by Ms. Chapman, the Board unanimously granted Exemplary Accreditation status to the schools as identified in the addendum to the attachment. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A and addendum.)



IV.

Middle School Report

Dr. Hazel Palmer, President/CEO, The Education Alliance, distributed and discussed an Education Alliance report entitled, "West Virginia Middle School Students Speak Out About The Achievement Gap." Dr. Jorea Marple, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of School Improvement Services, distributed information and discussed Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) trend data for House Bill 4669 schools. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B and addenda.)



V.

Rate Increase for Cedar Lakes Conference Center



Mr. Ron Grimes, General Manager, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, presented a proposed rate increase schedule for the Cedar Lakes Conference Center for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment F.)



VI.

Policy 2520.5 - Health Education Content Standards and Objectives

for West Virginia Schools



Ms. Melanie Purkey, Director, Office of Student Services and Health Promotion, Division of Instructional Services, presented Policy 2520.5 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment H.)



VII.

Policy 2520.6 - Physical Education Content Standards and Objectives

for West Virginia Schools



Ms. Purkey presented Policy 2520.6 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment I.)



VIII.

Policy 6200 - Handbook on Planning School Facilities



Mr. Bill Elswick, Executive Director, Office of School Facilities, Division of Administrative Services, presented Policy 6200 for the Board's consideration. (Copy, with complete policy provided via compact disk, appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment J.)



IX.

Policy 6204 - School Closings or Consolidations



Mr. Elswick, presented Policy 6204 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment K.)



X.

Break



Vice President Cook called for a break at 1:40 p.m.







XI.

Call to Order



Vice President Cook called the meeting back to order at 1:50 p.m.



XII.

Policy 2520.4 - Social Studies Content Standards and Objectives

for West Virginia Schools

Ms. Regina Scotchie, Coordinator, Office of Instructional Services, Division of Instructional and Student Services, addressed the Board regarding proposed changes to Policy 2520.4. (Copy, with complete policy provided via compact disk, appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment L.)



XIII.

Policy 2520.17 - Library Media Content Standards and Objectives

for West Virginia Schools



Ms. Deborah Harki, Coordinator, Office of Instructional Services, Division of Instructional and Student Services, and Ms. Virginia Frank, Librarian, Bridgeport Middle School (Harrison County), addressed the Board regarding proposed Policy 2520.17. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of October 12, 2005 at Attachment M.)



XIV.

Appointment to Institute of Medicine of the National Academies'

Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools



Vice President Cook announced the appointment of Mrs. Fish to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies' Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. This committee will author a consensus report based on its review of appropriate nutritional standards for the availability, sale, content, and consumption of foods at school, with attention given to foods offered in competition with federally-reimbursed meals and snacks. This study is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



XV.

Executive Session

Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously moved into Executive Session at 2:22 p.m pursuant to W. Va. Code 6-9A-4(b)(2)(A) for a personnel matter.



XVI.

Return from Executive Session



The Board returned from Executive Session at 3:14 p.m. at which time Vice President Cook announced that no action was taken and no decisions were made.





XVI.

Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held October 12, 2005 in Charleston, West Virginia.



XVIII.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Hatfield and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 3:16 p.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on November 10, 2005.







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Lowell E. Johnson, 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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