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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 12, 2010

 

 

 

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 May 12, 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 officio Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.  Members absent were 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 Ms. Phillips, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.

 

III.                          Initial Individual School Education Performance Audit Report

                                                  for Brooke High School, Brooke County

 

            Dr. Kenna R. Seal, Director, Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA), reported that an announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Brooke High School on March 24, 2010.  Ms. Mary K. Harvey DeGarmo, Superintendent, Brooke County Schools, addressed the Board regarding the audit report.

 

            Upon the recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mrs. Cook, the Board unanimously directed that Brooke High School revise its Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the findings noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

 

IV.                   Initial Individual School Education Performance Audit Report for

                                             Oak Glen Middle School, Hancock County

 

            Dr. Seal reported that an announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Oak Glen Middle School on March 25, 2010.

            Upon the recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously directed that Oak Glen High School revise its Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the finding noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)

 

V.                                     Initial Education Performance Audit Reports for

                       Roane County School District and Geary Elementary/Middle School,

                                  Reedy Elementary School, Spencer Elementary School,

                               Walton Elementary/Middle School, Spencer Middle School

                                                      and Roane County High School

 

            Dr. Seal reported that announced on-site reviews (five days in advance) were conducted at the Roane County School District, Geary Elementary/Middle School, Reedy Elementary School, Spencer Elementary School, Walton Elementary/Middle School, Spencer Middle School and Roane County High School on March 31 and April 1, 2010.  The OEPA conducted the reviews which concentrated on student, school and school system performance and progress.  The reviews also consisted of resource evaluation.  Dr. Johnson requested an update regarding Geary Elementary/Middle School be provided at the June meeting, whereupon, Mr. Chuck Heinlein, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership, addressed the Board and indicated that the WVDE will be visiting Roane County’s three lowest performing schools in the fall.  Dr. Johnson requested that, at the June meeting, school counselor responsibilities be revisited.

 

            Upon the recommendation of Dr. Seal and a motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board, with eight members voting yes, and one member, Dr. Johnson, voting no, directed that Roane County School District and its schools revise the Five-Year Strategic Plans within 30 days and correct the findings noted in the reports by the next accreditation cycle.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C.)

 

VI.                             West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission

                                  Series 2, Athletics, Provisions Governing Eligibility, and

                                                Series 3, Provisions Governing Contests

 

            Mr. Gary Ray. Executive Director, West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), presented WVSSAC Series 2 and 3 for the Board’s consideration.  Proposed changes include adding clarification to existing rules, making rule statements consistent with other sports and clarifying the length of quarters for middle and 9th grade teams.

 

            Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved WVSSAC Series 2, at sections 7.2.1 and 7.2.5, and Series 3, at sections 19.1, 21.1, 23.2.1, 23.9.2, 23.9.9 and 26.1 for placement on public comment for 30 days.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D-1 and D-2.)

 

VII.                                                                     Break

 

            President Haden called for a break at 1:50 p.m. 

VIII.                                                             Call to Order

 

            President Haden called the meeting back to order at 2:05 p.m.

 

IX.                                                 Common Core Standards K-12

 

            Ms. Carla Williamson, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Instruction, presented Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for alignment with West Virginia’s 21st Century CSOs and resources with implementation to occur Fall 2011 for the Board’s consideration.

 

            Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mrs. Manchin, the Board unanimously approved the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for alignment with West Virginia’s 21st Century CSOs and resources with implementation Fall 2011.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment E-1 and E-2.)

 

X.              Policy 2422.7, Standards for Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedures

 

            Ms. Rebecca King, Coordinator, WVDE Office of Healthy Schools, presented Policy 2422.7 for the Board’s consideration.  The Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedure Policy and the accompanying Procedures Manual for West Virginia Public Schools outline the safe standard of care for performing and delegating health care procedures during curricular and co-curricular activities.  W. Va. Code §18-5-22 requires the regular convening of the Council of School Nurses for the purpose of reviewing and recommending additions and revisions to the Procedure Policy and Manual. 

 

            Upon motion by Mrs. Cook, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved Policy 2422.7 for placement on public comment for 30 days.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment F.)

                         

XI.                                  Policy 2520.19, 21st Century Advisor/Advisee 5-12

                               Content Standards and Objective for West Virginia Schools

 

            Mr. Heinlein presented Policy 2520.19 for the Board’s consideration.  Policy 2520.19 was revised to include standards, objectives and performance indicators for grades 5‑8 which are aligned with national career transitions and school improvement initiatives.

 

            Upon motion by Mr. Dunlevy, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved Policy 2520.19.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment G.)

 

XII.     Policy 3233, Establishment and Operation of Regional Education Service Agencies

 

            Ms. Betty Jo Jordan, Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent, presented Policy 3233 for the Board’s consideration.  Policy 3233 was revised to implement the recommendations of the RESA stakeholders group and to remove attachments from the policy. The previous policy attachments will become part of a guidance document.

 

            Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved Policy 3233, as amended, effective July 1, 2010.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H-1 and H‑2.)

 

XIII.                              Policy 5800, Standards of Professional Practice for

                           West Virginia Superintendents, Principals and Teacher Leaders

 

            Ms. Lydia McCue, Special Assistant, State Superintendent’s Office, presented Policy 5800 for the Board’s consideration.  The West Virginia Collaborative for Leadership Development and Support worked for 18 months to develop leadership standards and a Master Plan for leadership improvement.  The adoption of these new standards is the foundational step in the implementation of the collaborative work.  Dr. Johnson requested that, at a future revision, the policy be more specific with regard to the school principal and ancillary services.  Ms. McCue responded that a policy guidance document, to be distributed with Policy 5800, addresses Dr. Johnson’s concern.

 

            Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Hatfield, the Board unanimously approved Policy 5800, as amended, effective July 1, 2010.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment I.)

 

XIV.           Approval of Teacher Preparation Program at Wheeling Jesuit University

 

            Ms. Lori Wiggins, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Professional Preparation, presented a teacher preparation program at Wheeling Jesuit University, approved by the Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB), for the Board’s consideration. 

 

            Upon motion by Mrs. Manchin, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously approved the Educational Leadership program leading to an initial administrative licenses endorsed for principal and supervisor of instruction, PreK-Adult and superintendent, submitted by WJU with the understanding that once the leadership standards are adopted into policy and a timeline by which administrator preparation programs are to realign to the new standards that WJU will be required to align its program to the established standards.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment J.)

 

XV.                       Elementary Education Program at West Virginia University

 

            Ms. Wiggins presented, for the Board’s information, an educator preparation program at West Virginia University (WVU) that would lead to licensure for a Professional Teaching Certificate endorsed for Elementary Education.  The EPPRB is waiting for the authorization from the WVU Board of Governors which is scheduled to meet on June 4, 2010.  Once the Board of Governors authorizes the program to be offered at WVU, the EPPRB will make a recommendation to the WVBE at the June meeting.  

 

XVI.                                                           Future Meetings

           

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

 

XVII.                                                            Adjournment

 

            President Haden declared the meeting adjourned at 2:42 p.m.

 

                                                         Minutes approved by the Board on June 9, 2010.

 

 

 

                                                         _______________________________________________

                                                         Priscilla M. Haden, President

 

 

 

_______________________________________________

                                                         Robert W. Dunlevy, Secretary

 

   Minutes were recorded by

         Virginia M. Harris

       Secretary to the Board.

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