WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION
Triadelphia Middle School Gymnasium
1636 National Road
Wheeling, West Virginia
December 14, 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 December 14, 2006, in the gymnasium at Triadelphia Middle School, 1636 National Road, Wheeling, West Virginia.
The following members were present: President Johnson, Vice President Delores W. Cook, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Barbara N. Fish, Robert W. Dunlevy, Burma Hatfield, Jenny N. Phillips and Ronald B. Spencer, and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools. Members absent were ex officios Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
Mr. Larry Miller, Superintendent of Ohio County Schools, welcomed the Board, introduced Ohio County board members and staff, and provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding Ohio County Schools’ performing and fine arts program and a planned performing arts center to be located on the campus of Wheeling Park High School.
The Board recognized Mr. John Allen Zumpetta, student at Brooke High School (Brooke County), a national finalist for the 2006 Wendy High School Heisman Award. Superintendent Paine and the Board also recognized Ms. Carolyn Williams, student at Triadelphia Middle School, for her beautiful musical performance during the December 13 meeting.
IV. Approval of Agenda
Ms. Haden requested that New Business item A. Student Representation at Meetings of the WVBE be removed from the agenda. Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as amended.
V. Consent Agenda
Upon motion by Mr. Spencer, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the Consent Agenda. (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A-K.)
· Meeting minutes of November 1, 8 and 9, 2006 (Attachment A)
· Budget supplement and transfer requests for the month of November 2006 as follows: total supplements = $42,547,236 and total transfers = $29,079,196 (Attachment B)
· Amendment to the Kanawha County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) for the purpose of relocating the following portables: 1) a portable from Central Elementary would be relocated to Roxalana Office Complex to be used as an office space with a removal date of 2010. The students at Central Elementary are being moved from the portable into a new building addition so that the portable will not be required, and 2) a double portable from Sissonville High School would be relocated to Roxalana Office Complex to be used as office space with removal date of 2010 (Attachment C)
· Amendment to the Pleasants County CEFP for the continuation of a project at St. Mary’s Elementary School calling for the replacement of existing windows and doors (Attachment D)
· Amendment to the Calhoun County CEFP for complete valve replacement of the HVAC system at Calhoun Middle High School
· School facility reviews for Hedgesville High School, Musselman High School, and Orchard View Intermediate School in Berkeley County, Arthur I. Boreman Elementary, Sistersville Elementary, and Tyler Consolidated Middle/High School, in Tyler County, and Buckhannon Upshur High School in Upshur County (Attachment E)
· Ten applications for a total of 1,389 applications for Operation Recognition in connection with Policy 4355: High School Diplomas for Veterans (Attachment F)
· One assistant principal waiver request for the 2006‑2007 Principal Leadership Academy for New Principals (Attachment G)
· Policy 2520.35, 21st Century Science 9-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools (Attachment H)
· Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs, section 5.5.1 Middle Level Education Programs of Study Chart IV (footnote 4, foreign language) for placement on public comment for 30 days (Attachment I)
· West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAP) Administration Calendar for the 2007-2008 School Year (Attachment J)
· Marshall University’s statewide alternative route to certification program effective January 2007 (Attachment K).
Board Member/Committee Reports. President Johnson attended a number of P-20 Jobs Council meetings; Mrs. Fish attended a number of meetings concerning wellness and also a public hearing regarding Policy 2419; and, Ms. Haden attended a meeting of the Public Broadcasting Authority and also a meeting at which a proposal was drafted regarding public civic literacy.
Wellness Committee. Mrs. Fish provided a report on behalf of the Wellness Committee.
Legislative Monitoring Committee. Ms. Hatfield, assisted by Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Karen Huffman, (distributed information), Executive Director, Office of Professional Preparation, Division of Student Support Services, provided a report on behalf of the Legislative Monitoring Committee. Following discussion Mrs. Fish requested that the words “and soft drinks” be deleted from the title of W. Va. Code §18-2-6a.
Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board unanimously approved the report of the Legislative Monitoring Committee with flexibility. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment L and addendum.)
State Superintendent’s Report. Superintendent Paine introduced First Lady Gayle Manchin who, assisted by Ms. Nancy Sturm, Governor’s Office of Technology, provided an update regarding a number of education initiatives. Ms. Sturm provided also a PowerPoint presentation regarding Classroom SIM: Discipline Strategies, an on-line program for teacher professional development.
President Johnson called for a break at 10:30 a.m.
VIII. Call to Order
President Johnson called the meeting back to order at 10:48 a.m.
IX. Reports (Continued)
Superintendent Paine presented Department personnel actions for the Board’s information and provided updates regarding the 365 Days of Calendar contest, Hampshire County intervention, the West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership (assisted by Ms. Lydia McCue (distributed information), Special Assistant, and Mr. Charles Heinlein, Residential Director, Superintendent’s Center for 21st Century Schools, Ms. Lori Wiggins, Principal, Bridge Street Elementary, Ohio County, Mr. Woody Yoder, Principal, McMechen Elementary, Marshall County, and Mr. Nick Zervos, Executive Director, Regional Education Service Agenda VI) and West Virginia Department of Education Professional Development for the 21st Century Learning System. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment M and addendum.)
X. Continuing Approval of WVBE-Approved Programs at Three
Institutions of Higher Education
Dr. Huffman addressed the Board and recommended that all WVBE-approved programs offered by Fairmont State University receive continuing program approval for a period of five years and Alderson-Broaddus College’s Biology 9-Adult, Chemistry 9-Adult, and General Science 5-Adult programs and Salem International University’s Mathematics 5-Adult and Social Studies 5-Adult programs receive a five-month conditional program approval.
Upon motion by Mrs. Fish, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously granted all WVBE-approved programs offered by Fairmont State University continuing program approval for a period of five years, Alderson-Broaddus College’s Biology 9-Adult, Chemistry 9-Adult, and General Science 5-Adult programs and Salem International University’s Mathematics 5‑Adult and Social Studies 5-Adult programs a five-month conditional program approval.
XI. West Virginia Board of Education Personnel
Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Mr. Spencer, the Board unanimously approved the Board’s personnel items. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment Mc)
XII. Board Items for Future Consideration
President Johnson requested items to be considered for placement on the January agenda be provided to him as soon as possible. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment N.)
XIII. Future Meetings
The next regular meeting of the Board will be held January 10 and 11, 2007 in Charleston, West Virginia.
Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Phillips and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 11:32 a.m.
Minutes approved by the Board on January 11, 2007.
Lowell E. Johnson, President
Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary
Minutes were recorded by
Virginia M. Harris
Executive Secretary to