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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

December 29, 2009




I. Call to Order


President Priscilla M. Haden (via telephone) called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 1:37 p.m. on December 29, 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 (via telephone), Secretary Robert W. Dunlevy (via telephone), Delores W. Cook (via telephone), Michael I. Green (via telephone), Lowell E. Johnson (via telephone), L. Wade Linger Jr. (via telephone),  and ex officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.  Members absent were Burma Hatfield and Gayle C. Manchin 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 Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.


III. Employment of Executive Director for

Regional Education Service Agency Four

President Haden provided an overview of the interview process and the committee’s recommendation of Dr. Gus E. Penix for employment as Executive Director of Regional Education Service Agency Four.  (Personnel item attached to minutes at Attachment A.)


Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the employment of Dr. Penix as Executive Director of Regional Education Service Agency Four effective January 1, 2010. 


IV. Future Meetings 


The West Virginia Board of Education’s Innovation Zone Selection Committee will meet January 7 and 8, 2010, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The Board=s Communications Committee will meet January 11, 2010, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The West Virginia Board of Education will meet January 13 and 14, 2010, in Charleston, West Virginia.  Mr. Linger joined the meeting.

 V. Adjournment


Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 1:42 p.m.


Minutes approved by the Board on January 14, 2010.




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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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