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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

July 12, 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 July 12, 2006, in the Board Conference Room, 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, Robert W. Dunlevy, Barbara N. Fish, Burma Hatfield, Jenny N. Phillips and Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Members absent were Sheila M. Hamilton and ex officio James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.



II.

Delegation



Mr. Nick Casey, Esq., Lewis Glasser Casey and Rollins, addressed the Board regarding a proposed amendment (addition of AP classification) to a West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission rule.

III.

Approval of Agenda



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



IV.

Update of WVBE Strategic Plan



President Johnson distributed a draft strategic plan for 2006-2007 for review and discussion. Following discussion, it was the consensus of the Board that further review and discussion of the plan is necessary and deferred action to the August agenda. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A and addendum.)



V.

State Professional Staff Development Plan



Dr. Karen K. Larry, Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent, and Dr. Patricia S. Kusimo (distributed information), Chief Executive Officer, West Virginia Center for Professional Development, presented the state professional staff development plan for the Board's consideration. (Copy of item distributed during meeting appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B. Copy of staff development plan appended to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment K.)



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 2:15 p.m.



VIII.

In Remembrance of Wayne Clutter



Superintendent Paine requested a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Wayne Clutter, former Executive Director (retired) of the WVDE's Office of School Transportation, who passed away on July 9, 2006.



IX.

Draft Standards for WVDE-Approved Professional Development

Dr. Karen Huffman, Executive Director, and Mr. Nathan Estel, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Preparation, Division of Student Support Services, presented the draft standards for WVDE-approved professional development for the Board's information. (Copy appended to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment L.)



X.

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission,

Series 2 - Athletics, Provisions Governing Eligibility and

Series 3 - Provisions Governing Contests



Mr. Mike Hayden, Executive Director, West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), and Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, presented WVSSAC Series 2 and 3 for the Board's consideration. Ms. Kelli Talbott, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, provided counsel regarding the proposed addition of an AP classification to WVSSAC rules. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C and also to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment Q.)



XI.

Policy 2325, High Quality Standards for Juvenile

Institutional Education Programs



Mr. Frank Andrews, Superintendent, Office of Institutional Education Programs, Division of Student Support Services, presented Policy 2325 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D and also to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment H.)



XII.

Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs



Dr. Pamela S. Cain, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Student Support Services, presented Policy 5100 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E and also to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment I.)



XIII.

Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of

Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and

Advanced Salary Classifications



Dr. Cain presented Policy 5202 for the Board's consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment F and also to Official Minutes of July 13, 2006 at Attachment J.)



XIV.

Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held July 13, 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia.



XVI.

Adjournment



Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.



Minutes approved by the Board on August 10, 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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