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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

May 29, 2009




I. Call to Order


President Delores W. Cook (via telephone) called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 2009, 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 (via telephone), Secretary Jenny N. Phillips (via telephone), Barbara N. Fish (via telephone), Lowell E. Johnson (via telephone), and Gayle C. Manchin (via telephone), and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.  Members absent were Robert W. Dunlevy, Burma Hatfield, and L. Wade Linger Jr., and 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.


II. Approval of Agenda


Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the agenda. 


III. Consideration of Recommendation for Termination of the Employment

of the Director of the South Branch Career and Technical Center


President Cook requested a motion, per W. Va. Code §6-9A-3 (matters involving attorney‑client privilege) and §6-9A-4(b)(2)(A) (personnel exception), to enter into executive session to consider the recommendation for termination of the employment of the Director of the South Branch Career and Technical Center.  Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Ms. Haden and unanimously carried, the Board moved into executive session at 11:35 a.m. 


IV. Return from Executive Session


The Board returned from executive session at 11:40 a.m. with no action taken.  Thereupon, Mrs. Manchin moved that the Board terminate the employment of the Director of the South Branch Career and Technical Center effective immediately.  Ms. Phillips seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.


V. Future Meetings

The West Virginia Board of Education=s Communications Committee will meet June 8, 2009, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The West Virginia Board of Education’s Student Representation Committee will meet June 9, 2009, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The West Virginia Board of Education will meet in regular session on June 9-10, 2009, in Charleston, West Virginia. 


VI. Adjournment


Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Mrs. Fish and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

 

   Minutes approved by the Board on June 10, 2009.




_______________________________________________

Delores W. Cook, President




_______________________________________________

Jenny N. Phillips, Secretary


   Minutes were recorded by

         Virginia M. Harris

       Secretary to the Board. 

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