MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Secondary School for the Deaf Multipurpose Room

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

301 East Main Street

Romney, West Virginia

June 7, 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 June 7, 2006, in the Secondary School for the Deaf Multipurpose Room, West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, 301 East Main Street, Romney, West Virginia.



The following members were present: President Johnson, Vice President Delores W. Cook, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Robert W. Dunlevy, Barbara N. Fish, Sheila M. Hamilton, Burma Hatfield, Jenny N. Phillips and Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools. Members absent were 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.



II.

Welcome and Introductions

Mrs. Jane K. McBride, Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (WVSDB), welcomed the Board. The welcome was followed by a special musical presentation from the Mountaineer Melodies and Tapestry and presentations from WVSDB faculty regarding programs and opportunities available to WVSDB students.

III.

Approval of Agenda



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



IV.

Draft Individual School Education Performance Audit Reports for

Dunbar Primary School, Dunbar Intermediate School, Chandler Elementary School,

Cedar Grove Community School, Andrew Jackson Middle School, DuPont Middle

School, East Bank Middle School, Elkview Middle School, and Capital High School,

Kanawha County



Dr. Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA), reported that an announced on-site reviews were conducted at Dunbar Primary School, Dunbar Intermediate School, Chandler Elementary School, Cedar Grove Community School, Andrew Jackson Middle School, DuPont Middle School, East Bank Middle School, Elkview Middle School, and Capital High School in Kanawha County May 2 - 4, 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.

Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously continued Kanawha County's Full Approval status and granted Dunbar Primary School Full Accreditation status, Dunbar Intermediate School Conditional Accreditation status, Chandler Elementary School Conditional Accreditation status, Cedar Grove Community School Conditional Accreditation status, Andrew Jackson Middle School Conditional Accreditation status, DuPont Middle School Conditional Accreditation status, East Bank Middle School Conditional Accreditation status, Elkview Middle School Conditional Accreditation status, and Capital High School Conditional Accreditation status and gave the schools and county until the next accreditation cycle to correct any deficiencies reported. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)



V.

Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education -

Performance Based Accreditation System



Dr. Seal presented Policy 2320 for the Board's consideration. The policy was placed on comment until May 18, 2006 and comments received did not require changes in the policy.



Upon recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously approved Policy 2320. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)



VI.

Break



President Johnson called for a break at 2:00 p.m.



VII.

Call to Order



President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 2:10 p.m.



VIII.

Proposed Changes Regarding High Schools to Policy 2510,

Assuring the Quality of Education, Regulations for Education Programs



Dr. Stan Hopkins, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, distributed information and presented proposed Policy 2510 changes related to high schools. The proposed changes are as a result of the Board's High Schools for West Virginia's Future Task Force Committee work, 21st Century Skills initiative and input from Department staff and school personnel. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)



IX.

Policy 2520.1, 21st Century Reading and English Language Arts

Standards for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.2, 21st Century Mathematics Standards for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.3, 21st Century Science Standards for West Virginia Schools

Policy 2520.4, 21st Century Social Studies Standards for West Virginia Schools



Policy 2520.14, 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools

Standards for West Virginia Schools

Dr. Jorea Marple, Assistant State Superintendent, Mr. Keith Butcher, Executive Director, Office of Federal Programs and Accountability, Ms. Brenda Williams, Executive Director, Office of Technology Instruction, and Ms. Carla Williamson (distributed information), CAG Liaison, Office of Instruction, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented Policies 2520.1, 2520.2, 2520.3, 2520.4, and 2520.14 for the Board's consideration. Following discussion it was the consensus of the Board that the policies, if approved, should be placed on a 60 day comment period to end on or after September 1, 2006 with appropriate action to be taken at the June 8, 2006 meeting to modify the comment period from a 30 day comment period to a 60 day comment period. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of June 8, 2006 at Attachment I through M and addendum at Attachment M.)

X.

Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel



Mr. David Perine, Executive Director, Office of Human Resources, Superintendent's Office, distributed information and presented Policy 5310 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of June 8, 2006 at Attachment M and addendum.)



XI.

Careers in Education

Ms. Norma Miller, contractual employee, West Virginia Department of Education, presented a publication entitled "Careers in Education. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)



XII.

2006 Online Writing Assessment Results for Grades 7 and 10 and

2005 NAEP Science Results



Dr. Marple and Dr. Jan Barth, Executive Director, Office of Student Assessment Services, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented the 2006 aggregate West Virginia writing results for grades 7 and 10.



Dr. Marple and Dr. Barth presented an update of the 2005 NAEP performance in science for 4th and 8th grades in West Virginia and the nation by scale scores and performance levels. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E.)



XIII.

Break



President Johnson called for a break at 4:02 p.m.



XIV.

Call to Order



President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 4:08 p.m.



XV.

State Board Employee Appraisals

President Johnson requested a motion to move into Executive Session as provided in W.Va. Code 6-9A-4(b)(2)(A), to discuss personnel matters involving the appraisal of the State Superintendent of Schools, Director of the Office of Education Performance Audits, Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Executive Directors of the Regional Education Service Agencies, and the Executive Secretary to the Board. Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Ms. Phillips and unanimously carried, the Board entered into executive session at 4:09 p.m.



XVI.

Break



President Johnson called for a break for dinner at 5:47 p.m.



XVII.

Call to Order



President Johnson called the executive session back to order at 6:40 p.m.



XVIII.

Return from Executive Session



The Board returned from Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. at which time President Johnson announced that no action was taken and no decisions were made.

XIX.

Future Meetings



The next regular meeting of the Board will be held June 8, 2006 at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney, West Virginia.



XX.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Mrs. Fish, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on July 13, 2006.





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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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