WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Conference Room
Capitol Building 6, Room 353
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia
July 13, 2006
President Lowell E. Johnson called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 9:00 a.m. on July 13, 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, Sheila M. Hamilton, 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. Member absent was ex officio James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
The Board recognized Ms. Aliy Bossert and Mr. Kevin McMillian, 2006 graduates of Roane County High School, for their first place award in the On-Site Sport Feature category from the National Affiliates Convention of the Student Television Network and also for their seven-minute documentary about children in foster care entitled "Not Bad Kids" which was a national winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award, regional winner in the National Student Television Contest for the Ohio Valley Chapter, and third place winner in the category of documentary at the Student Television Network Spring National.
Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mrs. Cook, the Board unanimously approved the agenda with a title correction to the Consent Agenda at item 12. to read "Approval of Revisions to Three Programs at Two Institutions of Higher Education."
Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously approved items on the Consent Agenda as previously corrected. (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A-O.)
Meeting minutes of June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2006 (Attachment A)
Budget supplement and transfer addendum requests for the month of June 2006 as follows: total supplements = $204,004,589 and total transfers = $176,308,789 (Attachment B)
Step 7 Plans for the 2006-2007 year for 55 county boards of education (Attachment C)
Amendment to the Fayette County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan to include the closure of Oak Hill Elementary School, Oak Hill East End Elementary School and Scarbro Elementary School with students reassigned to the new PreK-4 Oak Hill Elementary School effective upon completion of the new facility (Attachment D)
Facility reviews for Lumberport Middle School (Harrison County), Nutter Fort Primary/Intermediate School (Harrison County), South Harrison Middle School (Harrison County), Bridgeport High School (Harrison County), Blackshere Elementary School (Marion County), Fairmont Senior High School (Marion County) Pocahontas County High School (Pocahontas County), Green Bank Elementary/Middle School (Pocahontas County) (Attachment E)
One request for continuation of a waiver of Instructional Materials, four requests for new waivers of Instructional Materials, one request for a new waiver of State Board policy, and one request for continuation of a waiver of State Board policy (Attachment F)
Summer school application for one additional county representing summer school at six county locations (Attachment G)
Policy 2325, High Quality Standards for Juvenile Institutional Education Programs (Attachment H)
Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs (Attachment I)
Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications (Attachment J)
State Professional Staff Development Plan (Attachment K)
The WVDE to convene a group of professional development stakeholders to review the recommendations from the legislative study on professional development that was conducted by the National Staff Development Council and that this stakeholder group provide recommendations to the WVBE regarding a comprehensive state approach for delivery of professional development that implements the recommendations of this study, and that reflects WVBE accountability for both student achievement and teacher quality (Attachment L)
Glenville State College's General Science 5-9 program to be offered at the undergraduate level and Salem International University's Health PreK-Adult and Physical Education PreK-Audlt programs to be offered at the undergraduate level all programs to be effective July 14, 2006 (Attachment M)
Appointment of John Curry and Paula Potter to the Program Review Board (Attachment Mc)
The accreditation status as listed in the individual school reports for Bedington Elementary School, Hedgesville Elementary School, Marlowe Elementary School, Potomack Intermediate School, Hedgesville Middle School, Martinsburg South Middle School, Musselman Middle School, Martinsburg High School, and Musselman High School and continuance of the Full Approval status of the Berkeley County School System (Attachment N)
The accreditation status as listed in the individual school report for North Marion High School continuance of the Full Approval status of the Marion County School System (Attachment O).
Board Member/Committee Reports. President Johnson, Ms. Haden, Ms. Hatfield, Mr. Spencer, and Mrs. Fish provided reports.
State Superintendent's Report. Superintendent Paine presented Department personnel actions for the Board's information and provided updates regarding Department initiatives and programs, educational exchange visit to China, recently discovered structural concerns at Hamlin Middle School(formerly Hamlin High School), site of the future Mingo County High School, financial matters in Hampshire County. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment P.)
President Johnson called for a break at 10:05 a.m.
President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, presented WVSSAC Series 2 and 3 for the Board's consideration. Each year, the principals of member schools submit revisions to the rules and regulations that are voted upon at the annual Board of Control meeting. Twelve proposals (found in the attachment), affecting Series 2 and 3, were approved by the Board of Control and submitted to the WVBE for consideration. At its May 2006 meeting the WVBE placed the affected portions of Series 2 and 3on public comment for 30 days.
Ms. Haden moved, and Ms. Phillips seconded, that WVSSAC proposals one through three and eight through 12 be approved. The motion was carried unanimously.
Mrs. Fish moved, and Ms. Phillips seconded, that WVSSAC proposals 4 and 5 be approved. Upon the call for the question the motion failed with one member voting yes and eight members voting no.
Mrs. Fish moved, and Ms. Phillips seconded, that WVSSAC proposal 6 be rejected. Upon the call for the question the motion carried with eight members voting yes and one member abstaining.
Ms. Phillips moved, and Mrs. Cook seconded, that WVSSAC proposal 7 be rejected. The motion was carried unanimously.
Mrs. Cook moved, and Mrs. Hamilton seconded, that the definition for AP School not be included in WVSSAC Series 2 and 3 glossaries. The motion was carried unanimously. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Q.)
Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, distributed and presented the Board's personnel items for consideration. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment R and addendum.)
Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the Board's routine personnel items as amended.
Mr. Dunlevy moved, and Mrs. Hamilton seconded, that the Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind receive a salary increase of $2,231.55 effective July 1, 2006. The motion was carried unanimously.
Mrs. Cook moved, and Ms. Hatfield seconded, that William Grizzell continue as Interim Executive Director of RESA I until the WVBE hires a new executive director, with a salary increase of $2,231.55, effective July 1, 2006. The motion was carried unanimously.
President Johnson called for a break at 10:55 a.m.
President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 11:07 a.m.
President Johnson addressed the Board and requested items to be considered for placement on a future agenda. Mrs. Hamilton requested, at the future meeting, items dealing with foster care and the alternative education policy; Mrs. Fish requested a September update regarding the number of counties that have submitted wellness plans; Superintendent Paine was requested to provide an in-depth report regarding his educational exchange visit to China; and, Mrs. Cook requested an item regarding the guidelines for the establishment and operation of Energy Express programs. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment S.)
President Johnson, with the assistance of Superintendent Paine, provided an overview of the Board and Department's accomplishments for 2005-2006. Superintendent Paine presented President Johnson with a token of appreciation for his leadership over the past year.
President Johnson expressed appreciation to the Board and the Department for support during his tenure as President and called for nominations from the floor.
Ms. Hatfield nominated Dr. Johnson to the office of President. Mr. Dunlevy seconded the nomination.
Dr. Johnson was not opposed for that office and upon the call for the question was elected President by unanimous vote.
Ms. Phillips nominated Mrs. Cook to the office of Vice President. Mrs. Hamilton seconded the nomination.
Mrs. Cook was not opposed for that office and upon the call for the question was elected Vice President by unanimous vote.
Ms. Phillips nominated Ms. Haden to the office of Secretary. Mr. Dunlevy seconded the nomination.
Ms. Haden was not opposed for that office and upon the call for the question was elected Secretary by unanimous vote.
The next regular meeting of the Board will be held August 9-10, 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia.
Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Ms. Haden and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 12:07 p.m.
Minutes approved by the Board on August 10, 2006.
Lowell E. Johnson, President
Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary
Minutes were recorded by
Virginia M. Harris
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