MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

February 8, 2006







I.

Call to Order



President Lowell E. Johnson called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 12:30 p.m. on February 8, 2006, in Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.



The following members were present: President Johnson, Vice President Delores W. Cook, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Barbara N. Fish, Robert W. Dunlevy, Sheila M. Hamilton, Burma Hatfield, Jenny N. Phillips 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. Member absent was ex officio James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.



II.

Delegations



Mr. Dale Lee, assisted by Ms. Anita Maxwell, West Virginia Education Association, distributed information and addressed the Board regarding a salary increase for teachers. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)



III.

Approval of Agenda



Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mrs. Cook, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.



IV.

Draft Individual School Education Performance Audit Reports

for Mountainview Elementary School, Ridgedale Elementary School,

Cheat Lake Middle School, and South Middle School, Monongalia County



Dr. Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA), reported that announced on-site reviews were conducted at Mountainview Elementary School, Ridgedale Elementary School, Cheat Lake Middle School, and South Middle School in Monongalia County December 7 - 8, 2005 and January 5, 2006. The OEPA conducted the reviews which were limited in scope to the standards relative to school and student performance and progress. The reviews also consisted of resource evaluation.

Discussion ensued regarding the Ridgeview Elementary School report during which President Johnson requested that teacher specific references and subjective language be removed from the report prior to its approval. The Board, by consensus, approved the requested amendments. Dr. Flack joined the meeting.



Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Ms. Hatfield, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously continued Monongalia County's Full Approval status and the Temporary Accreditation status of Mountainview Elementary School and Ridgedale Elementary School and gave the schools and county until the next accreditation cycle to correct deficiencies noted in the report and continued the Conditional Accreditation status of Cheat Lake Middle School and South Middle School and gave the school and county until the next accreditation cycle to correct the deficiencies noted in the report with a May 31, 2007 Date Ceratin to achieve adequate yearly progress (AYP). (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)



V.

Draft Individual School Education Performance Audit Report

for Sherman High School, Boone County

Dr. Seal reported that an announced on-site review was conducted at Sherman High School in Boone County January 10, 2006. The OEPA conducted the review which was limited in scope to the standards relative to school and student performance and progress. The review also consisted of resource evaluation.



Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Mrs. Hamilton, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board, with seven members voting yes, and two members, Mrs. Cook and Mr. Spencer, voting no, continued Sherman High School's Full Accreditation status and the Full Approval status of the Boone County School System and gave the school and county until the next accreditation cycle to correct deficiencies noted in the report. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)



VI.

Draft Individual School Education Performance Audit Report

for Cabell Midland High School, Cabell County



Dr. Seal reported that an announced on-site review was conducted at Cabell Midland High School in Cabell County January 18, 2006. The OEPA conducted the review which was limited in scope to the standards relative to school and student performance and progress. The review also consisted of resource evaluation.



Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, the Board unanimously continued Cabell Midland High School's Conditional Accreditation status and the Full Approval status of the Cabell County School System and gave the school and county until the next accreditation cycle to correct deficiencies noted in the report with a May 31, 2007 Date Ceratin to achieve adequate yearly progress (AYP). (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)





VII.

Break



President Johnson called for a break at 1:42 p.m. Dr. Flack departed the meeting.



VIII.

Call to Order



President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 2:00 p.m.

IX.

Policy 4334, West Virginia Minimum Requirements for the

Design and Equipment of School Buses



Mr. Ben Shew, Executive Director, Office of Transportation, Division of Student Support Services, presented Policy 4334 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of February 9, 2006 at Attachment G.)



X.

Application to Receive the Federal Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Award

Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

as Amended in 2004



Dr. Lynn Boyer, Executive Director, Office of Special Education, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented the application for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of February 9, 2006 at Attachment H.)



XI.

Notice, Request, and Instructions to Vendors of Instructional Materials



Mr. Dan Blackwood, Coordinator, Office of Instructional Services, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented the 2006 Call for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of February 9, 2006 at Attachment I.) Superintendent Paine departed the meeting.



XII.

Proposed West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAP)

Administration Calendar 2006-2007



Dr. Jan Barth, Executive Director, Office of Student Assessment Services, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented the proposed calendar for 2006-2007 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of February 9, 2006 at Attachment J.)



XIII.

Break



President Johnson called for a break at 2:50 p.m.







XIV.

Call to Order



President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 2:58 p.m.



XV.

Legal and/or Personnel Matters



As the presiding officer, President Johnson informed the members that he had identified a matter that needed to be discussed in Executive Session involving attorney-client privilege, citing W. Va. Code 6-9A-3, and personnel, citing W. Va. Code 6-9A-4(b)(2)(A).



Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Ms. Haden, and unanimously carried, the Board entered into Executive Session at 3:00 p.m.



XIV.

Return from Executive Session



The Board returned from Executive Session at 3:45 p.m. at which time President Johnson announced that no action was taken and no decisions were made.

XV.

Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held February 9, 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia.



XVI.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Mrs. Hamilton, seconded by Ms. Hatfield and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on March 9, 2006.







___________________________________________

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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