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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 26, 2009




I. Call to Order


President Priscilla M. Haden called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 9:00 a.m. on August 26, 2009, in 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 (via telephone), Delores W. Cook, Barbara N. Fish, Lowell E. Johnson, L. Wade Linger Jr., and Gayle C. Manchin, and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.  Members absent were Burma Hatfield and 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.


II. Approval of Agenda


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


III. West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE)

FY 2011 Appropriation Request


The Honorable Governor Joe Manchin III, assisted by Mr. Mark Muchow, Deputy Secretary, West Virginia Department of Revenue, and Mr. Mike McKown (distributed information), Budget Director, West Virginia State Budget Office, addressed the Board regarding the State of West Virginia’s six year budget forecast/trends and answered questions from the Board regarding the budget.  President Haden departed the meeting and Vice President Phillips took control of the meeting.  Mr. Dunlevy departed the meeting.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)  


IV. Break


Vice President Phillips called for a break at 10:35 a.m.  


V. Call to Order


Vice President Phillips called the meeting back to order at 10:57 a.m.


VI. West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE)

        FY 2011 Appropriation Request  (Continued)


Superintendent Paine (assisted by Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Joe Panetta, Executive Director, WVDE Office of School Finance. and Mr. Terry Harless, WVDE Office of Internal Operations), provided an overview of the WVDE’s FY 2011 appropriation request (copy appended to minutes) for the Board’s information and support, and answered questions from the Board regarding the WVDE’s budget .  In compliance with the West Virginia Department of Revenue’s instruction guidelines, the WVDE must submit a request at 96% of the FY 2010 base budget by September 1.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)


By consensus, the Board issued its support of the WVDE’s FY 2011 appropriation request with the option for changes as requested/required.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A and B.)


VII. Future Meetings 


The WVBE’s RESA Committee will meet September 3, 2009, in Dunbar, West Virginia,  WV VITAL Committee will meet September 8, 2009, in Charleston, West Virginia, Communications Committee will meet September 8, 2009, in Charleston, West Virginia, and the next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held September 9-10, 2009 in Charleston, West Virginia.

VIII. Adjournment


Upon motion by Mrs. Manchin, seconded by Dr. Johnson and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 11:58 a.m.


Minutes approved by the Board on September 10, 2009.




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Priscilla M. Haden, President 




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Robert W. Dunlevy, Secretary


  Minutes were recorded by

      Virginia M. Harris

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