MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

October 12, 2005







I.

Call to Order



Vice President Delores W. Cook called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 9:03 a.m. on October 12, 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, Sheila Hamilton (via telephone), Burma Hatfield, Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. Members absent were: President Lowell E. Johnson, Barbara N. Fish, Jenny N. Phillips, and ex officio Bruce C. Flack, Interim Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

II.

Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Chapman, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.

III.

Consent Agenda



Upon motion by Ms. Chapman, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board unanimously approved items on the Consent Agenda (with an amendment at Attachment E). (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A-M.)



Meeting minutes of September 14 and 15, 2005 (Attachment A)



Budget supplement and transfer addendum requests for the month of September 2005 as follows: total supplements = $67,263,271 and total transfers = $37,082,071 (Attachment B)

Amendment to the Harrison County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) to include the realignment of a middle school containing grades 6-8 and a high school with grades 9-12 under one administrative structure. This administrative structure will include one principal and two assistant principals. The newly configured school will be known as South Harrison Middle and High School



Amendment to the Webster County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) to withdraw plans to build a new Webster County Middle School and small Pre-k-4 school to revise and include the building of a new Pre-k-8 school at the Hacker Valley Elementary site. To insure a stable student enrollment of over 110 students, attendance zones will be redefined to include Pre-k students from Diana.



One (1) request for continuation of a waiver of instructional materials; one (1) request for continuation of a wavier of State Board policy; and two (2) requests for new waivers of State Board policy (Attachment C)

Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need policies for Putnam and Webster County Schools (Attachment D)



Two notifications from Wood County Schools and one notification from Hampshire County Schools in compliance with Senate Bill 227, W. Va. Code 18A-4-7a, Transfer of Teachers After Five Days Prior to Starting Instruction (Attachment E and addendum)

  • Rate increase for Cedar Lakes Conference Center effective January 1, 2006 for all clients, except those with currently signed contracts (Attachment F)


  • Appointment of Ms. Christine Poling to the West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards (Attachment G)


  • Policy 2520.5 - Health Education Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools (Attachment H)


  • Policy 2520.6 - Physical Education Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools (Attachment I)


  • Policy 6200 - Handbook on Planning School Facilities (Attachment J)


  • Policy 6204 - School Closings or Consolidations (Attachment K)

  • Policy 2520.4 - Social Studies Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools for placement on public comment for 30 days (Attachment L)


  • Policy 2520.17 - Library Media Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools (Attachment M) .


IV.

Reports



Board Member Reports. Ms. Haden distributed and provided a report on behalf of the High Schools for West Virginia's Future Task Force. Ms. Liza Cordeiro, Executive Director, Communications Office, Superintendent's Office, provided a report on behalf of the Board's Communications Committee.



Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Chapman, the Board unanimously approved the High Schools for West Virginia's Future 2005-2006 action plan. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Mc.)

State Superintendent's Report. Superintendent Paine presented Department personnel items and provided an update regarding Department events and activities.



Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously accepted Superintendent Paine's report. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment N.)



Review Team Report on RESA VIII. Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, addressed the Board regarding the RESA VIII report.



Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Chapman, the Board unanimously accepted the report. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment O.)

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Annual Report, 2004-2005. Mrs. Jane K. McBride, Superintendent, West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, distributed information and presented the 2004-2005 Annual Report. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment P.)



V.

West Virginia Board of Education Goals



Dr. McClanahan distributed information and presented an in-depth review of the goals for the Board's consideration.



Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously approved the goals. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Q and addendum.)



VI.

West Virginia Board of Education Personnel



Dr. McClanahan presented the Board's personnel items for consideration.

Upon motion by Ms. Hatfield, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board approved the personnel items with five members voting yes and one member, Ms. Chapman, voting no. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment R.)

VII.

Break



Vice President Cook called for a break at 10:30 a.m.







VIII.

Call to Order



Vice President Cook called the meeting back to order at 10:45 a.m.



IX.

Superintendent's Report (Continued)



Ms. Karen Larry, Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent, Superintendent's Office, distributed and presented a document entitled "A Study of Professional Development for Public School Educators in West Virginia." The document, a report of the status of the state's professional development system, was prepared by the National Staff Development Council at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability.



Upon motion by Ms. Hatfield, seconded by Ms. Chapman, the Board unanimously accepted the report. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment S.)



X.

Board Items for Future Consideration



Vice President Cook addressed the Board and requested items to be considered for placement on a future agenda. It was requested that a more in-depth presentation regarding the closing of the achievement gap be provided at the November meeting.



XI.

Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held November 9-10, 2005 in Charleston, West Virginia.



XII.

Adjournment



Vice President Cook declared the meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.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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