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MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING SESSION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

November 6, 2008

I. Call to Order

President Delores W. Cook called the professional development/training session of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 10:30 a.m. on November 6, 2008, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

The following members were present: President Cook, Vice President Priscilla M. Haden, Robert D. Dunlevy (via telephone), Barbara N. Fish, Burma Hatfield, Lowell E. Johnson, and Gayle C. Manchin, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Members absent were Secretary Jenny N. Phillips and ex officio and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.

II. Approval of Agenda

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

III. Follow-up to October 22-23, 2008 Professional Development/Training

Superintendent Paine presented additional information and answered questions regarding innovation zones.

IV. Break

President Cook called for a break lunch at 12:05 p.m.

V. Call to Order

President Cook called the meeting back to order at 12:27 p.m.

VI. Follow-up to October 22-23, 2008 Professional Development/Training (Continued)

Superintendent Paine presented additional information and answered questions regarding the middle college concept (Chancellor Noland departed the meeting), educator advancement programs, and summer enrichment programs for students.

VII. Future Meetings

The Board’s Communications Committee will meet November 10, 2008 in Charleston, West Virginia. The next regular meeting of the Board will be held November 12, 2008 in Charleston, West Virginia.

VIII. Adjournment

Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Haden and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on December 11, 2008.

Delores W. Cook, President

Jenny N. Phillips, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Secretary to the Board.

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