Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

April 19, 2010

I. Call to Order

  President Priscilla M. Haden called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 1:00 p.m. on April 19, 2010, 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, Michael I. Green, Burma Hatfield, Lowell E. Johnson, L. Wade Linger Jr., 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.  Member absent was ex offico James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education

II. Approval of Agenda

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

III. Legislative/Policy Actions for Educational Reform

Superintendent Paine (distributed information), assisted by a number of WVDE staff (distributed information), and Dr. Howard O’Cull, Executive Director, West Virginia School Board Association, presented the following proposed progressive action steps for submission to the Governor for the Board’s consideration:  

Rigorous Global21 Curriculum Standards

Healthy Children/Kids First

Global21 Student E-Plan

Performance Pay for Students

Global21 Early Warning Indicator and Intervention System

High School Redesign with Customized Graduation Options

Graduation Guaranteed

Educator Evaluation System for Growth and Accountability

Incentives for Educator Excellence

Recruiting and Preparing World Class Educators

Supporting and Retaining World Class Educators

Prototypes for Alternative Certification

Teacher Empowerment through Collaborative Teams

Teacher Hiring Practices

Executive Leadership Academy for Superintendents

Performance Driven Accountability System

Assignment and Removal of Administrators

Project 180 in Intervention Counties

Project 180 in Lowest Performing Schools

Local School Board Accountability for Student Learning

Global21 Data Dashboards

School and Team Rewards for Excellence

Next Generation Learners

West Virginia’s Virtual STEM Academy

NET Generation Learning

It’s Exciting Going Green

The Children’s Zone

Charter Innovation Zones 2.0.

Superintendent Paine also submitted the following five legislative changes necessary for the next application for Race to the Top funding:

Educator Evaluation System for Growth and Accountability

Incentives for Educator Excellence

Prototypes for Alternative Certification

Assignment and Removal of Administrators

Charter Innovation Zones 2.0.

Following discussion, Mr. Linger moved, and Mr. Dunlevy seconded, that the report be approved, as reorganized, in priority order of Race to the Top, other code changes, and other actions.   Upon the call for the question the motion was carried unanimously.  (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

IV. Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held May 12-13, 2010, in Charleston, West Virginia.  

V. Adjournment

President Haden declared the meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.


   Minutes approved by the Board on May 13, 2010.


Priscilla M. Haden, President


Robert W. Dunlevy, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

       Virginia M. Harris

   Secretary to the Board. 



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