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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 12, 2009



I. Call to Order


  President Priscilla M. Haden called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 12:30 p.m. on August 12, 2009, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.


The following members were present:  President Haden, Vice President Jenny N. Phillips, Secretary Robert W. Dunlevy, Delores W. Cook, Barbara N. Fish, Burma Hatfield, Lowell E. Johnson, L. Wade Linger Jr., and Gayle C. Manchin, and ex officios Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.  Student representative in attendance was Jordan Lovejoy of Pineville who attends Wyoming East High School.  Member absent was ex officio Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


II. Approval of Agenda


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


III. Physical Education and Learning


Mr. Joseph Smith (distributed information), President, West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, addressed the Board regarding the importance of physical education/activity and nutrition to learning and lifetime wellness.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment F.)


IV. The Partnerships in Education Program


Dr. Pat Kusimo (distributed information), President/CEO, The Education Alliance, addressed the Board regarding the Partnerships in Education program.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment G.)


V. Recommendations for Professional Development

Based on Education Performance Audits and Annual Performance Measures


Dr. Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA), presented the OEPA’s recommendations for professional development based on education performance audits and annual performance measures for the Board’s consideration.  W. Va. Code §18-2-23a requires the WVBE establish goals for professional development in the public schools of the state.  An analysis of annual performance data and Education Performance Audits is presented to the WVBE to consider in establishing professional development goals.  


Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mrs. Fish, the Board unanimously accepted the OEPA’s recommendations for professional development based on education performance audits and annual performance measures.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)


VI. The 2009 Annual Report of the Office of Education Performance Audits

Dr. Seal presented the OEPA’s 2009 annual report for the Board’s information.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)


VII. Policy 2520.1, 21st Century Reading and English Language Arts

Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools,

Policy 2520.2, 21st Century Mathematics Content Standards and

Objectives for West Virginia Schools, Policy 2520.3, 21st Century

Science K-8 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia

Schools, Policy 2520.35, 21st Century Science 9-12 Content Standards

and Objectives for West Virginia, and, Policy 2520.4, 21st Century

Social Studies Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools


Dr. Jorea Marple, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, presented Policies 2520.1, 2520.2, 2520.3, 2520.35, and 2520.4 for the Board’s consideration.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachments C, and to the Official Minutes of August 13, 2009, at Attachments J, K, L, M, and Mc.)


VIII. Policy 4110, Attendance


Dr. Fran Warsing, Superintendent, WVDE Office of Institutional Education Programs, presented Policy 4110 for the Board’s consideration.  (Copy appended to the Official Minutes of August 13, 2009, 2009, at Attachment N.)


IX. Break


President Haden called for a break at 1:54 p.m.  


X. Call to Order


President Haden called the meeting back to order at 2:10 p.m.


XI. Policy 3236, Education Innovation Zones


Dr. Karen Huffman (distributed information), Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Quality and System Support, presented Policy 3236 for the Board’s consideration.  Board members are to provide recommendations to the Board President for membership on the committee that will review and recommend approval of innovation zone applications.  Superintendent Paine suggested that a student be involved in the school’s application process.   President Haden announced that Mr. Linger has agreed to chair a new Board committee concerning LSICs.  Dr. Johnson requested that action be taken to approve the policy as quickly as possible following the conclusion of the comment period.  Mr. Linger and Superintendent Paine departed the meeting.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H, and to the Official Minutes of August 13, 2009, at Attachment O.)


XII. Policy 2512, Critical Skills Instruction Support Programs

for Third and Eighth Grade


Dr. Marple (distributed information), presented Policy 2512 for the Board’s consideration.  Dr. Marple requested that action regarding Policy 2512 occur in tandem with Policy 3236.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment I, and to the Official Minutes of August 13, 2009, at Attachment P.)


XIII. Salem International University’s Progress toward Meeting Standards


Mr. Nathan Estel, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Professional Preparation, presented a summary of findings of Salem International University’s progress toward meeting standards after a twelve month period.  In February of 2008, an on-site review of Salem International University’s educator preparation program was conducted.  At its June 2008 meeting, the WVBE placed the programs offered through Salem International University on Conditional Approval status for a period not to exceed eighteen months.  Further, the WVBE directed the WVDE to conduct follow-up interim onsite visits every six months to review the institution’s progress toward meeting standards.  Dr. Debra Harrison, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Salem International University, also addressed the Board regarding the university’s progress toward meeting standards.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)


XIV. TEACHiep Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)


Dr. Lynn Boyer, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning, demonstrated the TEACHiep website and its online standards based Individualized Education Program (IEP).  The system enables teachers to create IEPs online that 1) provide immediate access to assessment data including summative assessments, benchmark assessments and classroom assessment for learning, 2) use a decision making process to create goals that delineate the path from current level of learning to mastery at grade level, and 3) promote compliance through stop points that require reconsideration of information entered.  President Haden requested that a timeline for implementation be provided to the Board as soon as possible.


XV. Overview of World Language Programs: LinguaPod and Language Trekkers


Dr. Amelia Courts, Executive Director, and Mr. Robert Crawford, Coordinator, WVDE Office of International Schools and ESL, provided an overview of the new World Language programs, LinguaPod (for middle school) and Language Trekkers (PreK) that are designed to impact student proficiency levels and expand world language offerings.  Success in the global economy demands mastery of 21st century content skills such as proficiency in a World Language other than English.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E.)


XVI. Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held August 13, 2009 in Charleston, West Virginia.  


XVII. Adjournment


Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 4:16 p.m.

 

Minutes approved by the Board on September 10, 2009.




________________________________________________ 

Priscilla M. Haden, President



________________________________________________

Robert W. Dunlevy, Secretary


   Minutes were recorded by

         Virginia M. Harris

       Secretary to the Board. 

        Wvbeminutes8/12/09









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