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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

August 10, 2006

I. Call to Order

President Lowell E. Johnson called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 9:00 a.m. on August 10, 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, Jenny N. Phillips and Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. Members absent were Burma Hatfield and ex officio Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.



II. Approval of Agenda

President Johnson moved Consent Agenda items 3. Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel, and 6. Continuing Approval of WVBE-Approved Programs at Nineteen Institutions of Higher Education, for further discussion and action to immediately follow action on the Consent Agenda. motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Mr. Spencer, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as amended.


III. Consent Agenda

Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, the Board unanimously approved the Consent Agenda as previously amended. (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A-E.)

! Meeting minutes of July 12 and 13, 2006 (Attachment A)


! Budget supplement and transfer requests for the month of July 2006 as follows: total supplements = $12,956,162 and total transfers (Attachment

! One request for a new waiver of Instructional Materials and two requests for continuation of a waiver of State Board policy (Attachment C)

! Alternate Performance Task Assessment (APTA) Cut Scores (Attachment D)

! Shepherd University’s Spanish program (5-Adult) to be offered at the undergraduate level, effective August 11, 2006 and West Virginia University’s alternative routes to certification in the areas of special education: gifted, multicategorical (BD, MI and SLD), preschool special needs, severe disabilities, and visually impaired to be effective August 11, 2006 (Attachment E).

IV. Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel

Following discussion regarding the amendment of Policy 5310, Mr. Spencer moved, and Mrs. Cook seconded, that Policy 5310 be approved. Upon the call for the question the Board approved Policy 5310 with seven members voting yes and one member voting no. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment F.)

V. Continuing Approval of WVBE-Approved Programs at

Nineteen Institutions of Higher Education

Dr. Serena Starcher, Coordinator, Office of Professional Preparation, Division of Student Support Services, answered questions regarding the submission and approval process for WVBE-approved programs at nineteen institutions of higher education. The following institutions met all criteria requirements and were recommended for approval for a period of five years: Bluefield State College, Concord University, Glenville State College, Marshall University, Ohio Valley University, West Virginia State University, West Virginia University, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and West Virginia Wesleyan College; programs at Alderson-Broaddus College, Bethany College, Salem International University and Wheeling Jesuit University, not identified by an asterisk in the attachment, were recommended for a period of five years and those programs identified with an asterisk in the attachment were recommended for one-year conditional approval in order allow each institution an opportunity to fulfill the expectations of the 2006 re-filing and to comply with Policy 5100; and, all programs at Appalachian Bible College, Davis & Elkins College, Fairmont State University, Shepherd University, University of Charleston and West Liberty State College were recommended one‑year conditional approval in order to allow each institution an opportunity to fulfill the expectations of the 2006 re-filing and to comply with Policy 5100.

Following discussion, Mrs. Cook moved, and Mrs. Hamilton seconded, that all programs meeting program submission criteria be approved. The motion was carried unanimously. Superintendent Paine was directed to meet with the proper higher education authorities and to bring recommendations regarding the non-approved programs to the Board’s September meeting. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment G.)

VI. Reports

Board Member/Committee Reports. President Johnson and Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, presented an update regarding the status of the proposed paperless agenda. President Johnson, Ms. Haden and Ms. Phillps provided reports regarding activities and events in which they have participated since the July meeting. President Johnson requested that members contact the Board’s executive secretary regarding NASBE conference attendance. Following discussion regarding the NASBE conference, it was the consensus of the Board that President Johnson be designated as the Board’s voting delegate, that Vice‑President Cook serve as the alternate voting delegate and that Mrs. Fish attend the Healthy Schools Symposium. Mrs. Hamilton provided an update regarding Wellness Committee activities, requested that the Wellness Committee meet prior to next month’s meeting and requested that reports regarding physical education and nutrition be provided at the Board’s September meeting. Liza Cordeiro, Executive Director, Office of Communications, Superintendent’s Office, provided a report regarding the status of the WVBE’s annual report and the Communication Committee’s strategic plan. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H.)

VII. Break

President Johnson called for a break at 10:15 a.m.

VIII. Call to Order

President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 10:30 a.m.

IX. Reports (Continued)

State Superintendent’s Report. Superintendent Paine presented Department personnel actions for the Board’s information and Dr. McClanahan provided clarification regarding: 1) the posting of a counselor coordinator position; 2) status of the Superintendent of Institutional Education Programs posting; and, 3) loss of the physical education coordinator position. Updates were also provided regarding Department initiatives and programs and issues and/or concerns in Lincoln and Mingo counties. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment I.)

West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership. Ms. Lydia McCue, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, and Mr. Charles Heinlein, CAG Liaison, Office of Title II/School and School System Improvement, Division of Special Projects, Superintendent’s Center for 21st Century Schools, and Dr. Ben Guido, Principal, Norwood Elementary, Harrison County, distributed information and presented an overview of the West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership. In order to develop leaders who can create conditions for 21st Century learning, the Superintendent’s Center for 21st Century Schools has initiated a year-long principal leadership development program. This program, the West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership, involves three residential sessions (July, December and April) and a year-long on-line focused professional development experience. The residential and on-line experience will be documented by each participant in a digital portfolio submitted to the county superintendent as part of the annual goal setting and evaluation process. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment J.)

Safe Routes to School Program. Ms. Rebecca A. Davison, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Division of Highways Planning and Research, West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), and Mr. Ben Shew, Executive Director, Office of Transportation, Division of Student Support Services, provided an overview of the WVDOT’s Safe Routes to School program for the Board’s information. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment K.)

Mr. Skidmore departed the meeting.

X. County Plans for Implementation of Pre-kindergarten

Dr. Cathy Jones, Coordinator, Office of Pre-K, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (WVDHHR) recommendations for county plan approval for the Board’s consideration and action. W. Va. Code §18-5-44 requires county boards of education to submit a plan at least every two years for implementation of their pre-kindergarten system. These plans are first approved by the WVDHHR and are then submitted to the WVBE for approval.

Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously accepted the WVDHHR's recommendations for plan approval. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment L.)

XI. Approval of Agreement By and Among the WVBE,

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and

the Youth Academy for the Provision of Educational Services

at the Youth Academy, Fairmont, West Virginia

Dr. Pamela S. Cain, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Student Support Services, presented the agreement by and among the WVBE, WVDHHR and the Youth Academy for the Provision of Educational Services at the Youth Academy, Fairmont, West Virginia for the Board’s consideration. The Legislature, the WVDHHR and the Governor’s Office have requested that the WVDE provide educational services at the Youth Academy, Fairmont, West Virginia. The Youth Academy, in conjunction with its new Yore Academy, is a 46-bed residential treatment center for youth in state custody. The Yore Academy is a 24-bed component of the Youth Academy specializing in youth with drug and alcohol/behavioral problems. W. Va. Code §18-2-13h authorizes the WVBE to enter into agreements with the WVDHHR to provide adequate and appropriate educational opportunities for school-age juveniles placed in residential facilities for custody and treatment.

Following discussion and upon motion by Mrs. Hamilton, seconded by Mrs. Cook, the Board unanimously approved the agreement by and among the WVBE, the WVDHHR and the Youth Academy for provision of educational services at the Youth Academy, Fairmont, West Virginia. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment M.)

XII. Board Committee Appointments 2006 - 2007

President Johnson distributed proposed Board Committee appointments for 2006 - 2007 for the Board’s consideration.

Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mrs. Hamilton, the Board unanimously approved the appointments. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Mc.)

XIII. Nominations to West Virginia State Board of Examiners

for Licensed Practical Nurses

President Johnson, in compliance with W. Va. Code §30-7A-5, nominated Robert McClain, Administrator, Cabell County Technology Center, and Vicki Jenkins, Administrator, James Rumsey Technical Institute, for the Board’s consideration as nominees to the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Upon motion by Mrs. Hamilton, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the nominations to West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.

XIV. WVBE Meeting Sites 2006-2007

President Johnson requested a motion to approve the WVBE meeting sites for 2006-2007 with the possibility of amendment to the December meeting date and location.

Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously approved the 2006-2007 meeting dates exclusive of December. appended to Official Minutes, Attachment N.)

XV. West Virginia Board of Education Personnel

Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board unanimously approved the Board’s personnel items. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment O.)

XVI. Board Items for Future Consideration

President Johnson addressed the Board and requested items to be considered for placement on a future agenda be provided to Dr. McClanahan or the Board’s executive secretary. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment P.)

XVII. Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held September 13-14, 2006 in Charleston, West Virginia.

XVIII. Adjournment

Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on September 14, 2006.

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Lowell E. Johnson, President

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Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Secretary to

the Board.

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