WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING SESSION
Comfort Inn Aikens Center - Opequon Room
1872 Edwin Miller Boulevard
Martinsburg, West Virginia
June 5, 2006
President Lowell E. Johnson called the professional development/training session of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 8:05 a.m. on June 5, 2006, in the Opequon Room at the Comfort Inn Aikens Center, 1872 Edwin Miller Boulevard, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
The following members were present: President Johnson, Vice President Delores W. Cook, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Sheila M. Hamilton, Burma Hatfield, and Jenny N. Phillips and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools. Members absent were Robert W. Dunlevy, Barbara N. Fish, Ronald B. Spencer and ex officios James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, and Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
The agenda was approved by consensus.
Ms. Brenda Welburn, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education, provided information regarding boardmanship and strategic planning for state boards of education.
Ms. Kelli D. Talbott, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, and Ms. Heather Deskins (distributed information), General Counsel to the West Virginia Board and Department of Education, provided information regarding the constitutional authority and responsibilities of the Board, Open Meetings law, and matters of ethics in Board actions. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)
Mr. Joe Panetta (distributed information), Executive Director, Office of School Finance, Superintendent's Office, Dr. Carl Kent, Center for Business & Economics Research, Marshall University, and Dr. Tom Witt, Bureau for Business & Economic Research, West Virginia University, provided information regarding the West Virginia school aid formula study. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)
Ms. Barbara Stein, Manager, National Education Association External Partnerships and Advocacy, distributed information and provided the national perspective regarding 21st century learning. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)
Ms. Lydotta Taylor, President and CEO, The EdVenture Group, provided the West Virginia perspective regarding 21st century learning. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)
Governor Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education, distributed information and provided research and statistics regarding graduation rates and the elements that every high school should have in place to assist students in obtaining a high school diploma. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E.)
Dr. Stan Hopkins, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education, distributed information and reviewed the recommendations of the High Schools for West Virginia's Future Task Force regarding 21st century learners. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment F.)
Ms. Lydia McCue, Special Assistant to the State Superintendent, Division of Special Projects - Superintendent's Center for 21st Century Schools, distributed information and provided information regarding building a system for 21st century curriculum. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment G.)
Dr. Amelia Courts, Executive Director, Office of ELS and International Schools, Division of Student Support Services, provided information regarding multicultural education in 21st century. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H.)
President Johnson deferred the "Workforce Development for the 21st Century" item to the June 6 agenda and recessed the meeting at 4:20 p.m. with the meeting to resume at 6:30 p.m.
President called the professional development/training session back to order at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Jorea Marple, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, distributed information and provided an update regarding the Department's technology plan. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment I.)
West Virginia's First Lady Gayle Manchin and Ms. Nancy Strum, Director, Governor's Office of Technology, provided a presentation regarding the new digital divide. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment J.)
The Board's professional development/training event continues on June 6, 2006 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Comfort Inn Aikens Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
President Johnson adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.
Minutes approved by the Board on July 13, 2006.
Lowell E. Johnson, President
Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary
Minutes were recorded by
Virginia M. Harris
Executive Secretary to