MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

June 9, 2010

 

 

I.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Call to Order

 

†††††††††† President Priscilla M. Haden called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 9:33 a.m. on June 9, 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, Lowell E. Johnson, 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. Members absent were Burma Hatfield and L. Wade Linger Jr. and ex officio Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

 

II.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval of Agenda

 

††††††††††† President Haden requested that Consent Agenda item 3. Approval of Teacher Preparation Program at West Virginia University, and Dr. Johnson requested that Consent Agenda item 6.Revised Individual School Strategic Plans for Sherman Junior High School (Boone County), Sutton Elementary School (Braxton County), Mt. Hope High School (Fayette County), and French Creek Elementary School (Upshur County), be removed for further discussion with both items to be taken up immediately following approval of the Consent Agenda. Upon motion by Ms. Phillips, seconded by Mrs. Cook, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as amended.

 

III.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Consent Agenda

 

††††††††††† Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the Consent Agenda as amended.(Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachments A, B, C, E and F.)

 

         Meeting minutes of May 12 and 13, 2010(Attachment A)

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         Four additional county applications representing summer school at 13 county locations(Attachment B)

 

         One application for a total of 1,466 applications for Operation Recognition in connection with Policy 4355:High School Diplomas for Veterans(Attachment C)

 

         Office of Institutional Education Programs (OIEP) School Calendars for 2010-2011(Attachment E)

 

         Report on Instructional Materials Depository(Attachment F)

 

IV.†††††††††††††††††††††††† Educator Preparation Program Leading to Licensure for a

Professional Teaching Certificate Endorsed for Elementary Education

Submitted by West Virginia University (WVU)

 

††††††††††† Dr. Dee Hopkins, Dean, WVU College of Human Resources and Education, briefly addressed the Board regarding the educator preparation program leading to licensure for a professional teaching certificate endorsed for elementary education.

 

††††††††††† Upon motion by Mrs. Manchin, seconded by Dr. Johnson and unanimously carried, the Board approved the educator preparation program leading to licensure for a professional teaching certificate endorsed for elementary education submitted by WVU.(Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)

 

V.†††††††††† Revised Individual School Strategic Plans for Sherman Junior High School

(Boone County), Sutton Elementary School (Braxton County),

Mt. Hope High School (Fayette County), and French Creek

Elementary School †† (Upshur County)

 

††††††††††† Dr. Johnson requested that the Board take up, at the July meeting, the frequency that strategic plan updates are provided to WVBE and local board members.

 

††††††††††† Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Phillips and unanimously carried, the Board approved the revised individual school strategic plans for Sherman Junior High School (Boone County), Sutton Elementary School (Braxton County), Mt. Hope High School (Fayette County), and French Creek Elementary School (Upshur County).(Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment G.)

 

VI.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Reports

 

††††††††††† Student Representative Report.President Haden announced that Ms. Tiffany Sisson, and the current student representative to the Board and a 2010 graduate of Buffalo High School (Putnam County), was unable to attend the meeting and would submit her report to members via hard copy.

 

††††††††††† Board Member/Committee Reports.Dr. Johnson provided information regarding NASBE and moved that any member of the WVBE seeking a NASBE office have the full endorsement of the Board.Mr. Dunlevy seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.Dr. Johnson attended meetings of the West Virginia Center for Professional Development and requested that the Board focus on local board adherence to WVBE policy with regard to Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a report to the Board regarding AP to occur in July;Mrs. Manchin attended meetings of the West Virginia Center for Professional Development and announced a Physical Activities Symposium to take place on June 17 and 18; Ms. Phillips attended an Out of Home Care meeting, requested that Judge Alan D. Moats, 19th Judicial Circuit, be invited to a future meeting to address the Board regarding his model to reduce truancy, and announced a meeting of the Boardís High School Redesign Committee to take place July 7 at 9 a.m. in the Board Room;Mr. Green provided an update regarding his work with the West Virginia Holocaust Education Commission; President Haden thanked members who participated in the RESA evaluations, participated in a number of NASBE webinars, attended an Education Alliance meeting, attended a Public Broadcasting meeting, and distributed information and provided an update regarding her participation on the NASBE Task Force on Rural and Frontier Education. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment K.)

 

VII.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Recognitions

 

††††††††††† The Board recognized the following innovation zone schools/consortiums:Berkeley Heights Elementary (Berkeley County), Nellis Elementary (Boone County), Braxton County High School, Cabell County Elementary Schools Consortium, Cabell County Secondary Schools Consortium, Page Jackson Elementary (Jefferson County), Piedmont Elementary (Kanawha County), Westside Elementary (Kanawha County), Lincoln County High School, Cameron Elementary/High School (Marshall County), Mercer County Technical Education Center, Warm Springs Intermediate (Morgan County), Cherry River Elementary (Nicholas County), Wheeling Park High School (Ohio County), Belmont Elementary (Pleasants County), Hometown Elementary (Putnam County), Putnam County High Schools Consortium, Beverly Elementary (Randolph County), and Hacker Valley School (Webster County).The innovation zones are made possible by the School Innovations Zones Act adopted by the West Virginia Legislature in 2009.This initiative is to support innovation pilot projects at schools around the state to become learning laboratories with the flexibility to try innovation teaching strategies.

 

VIII.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Break

 

††††††††††† President Haden called for a break at 10:56 a.m.

 

IX.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Call to Order

 

††††††††††† President Haden called the meeting back to order at 11:07 a.m.Superintendent Paine joined the meeting.

 

X.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Reports (Continued)

††††††††††† State Superintendentís Report.Superintendent Paine presented Department personnel items (distributed addendum) for the Boardís information and recognized WVDE employees Ms. Nancy Walker, Executive Director, WVDE Office of Information Systems, Dr. Pamela S. Cain, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Student Support Services, Dr. Stanley Hopkins, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, and Dr. Karen Huffman, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Educator Quality and System Support, upon their retirement; provided an update regarding the legislatureís education work group; provided updates in Lincoln, Fayette, Grant, McDowell, Mingo and Preston Counties; provided information regarding a recent drop-out study; assisted by Ms. Walker, provided information regarding a data grant that was not awarded funding and provided information regarding next generation learning initiatives/grant opportunities; announced that the Diplomas Count report will be released tomorrow and will include new graduate rates; announced that West Virginia is a member of a six state consortium regarding evaluation matters; spoke about charter schools and the waiver options available to counties/schools (more in-depth presentation to be provided at the July meeting); and provided an update regarding All About the Kids. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H and addendum.)

 

XI.††††††††††††††††††††††††† Grant County Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB)

 

Ms. Heather L. Deskins, General Counsel to the WVBE and the WVDE, presented a resolution of the West Virginia Board of Education on behalf of the Grant County Board of Education approving a Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) whereby the Grant County Board of Education will borrow $213,774.00 to contribute as its local share in a Major Improvement Plan Project titled: Union Educational Complex Locker Room Renovations and Main Building ADA Improvements (the School Building Authority will award $1,096,904.00 toward the project);  and authorizing the execution of the resolution and such other documents and certifications on behalf of the Grant County Board of Education as may be necessary to carry out the transactions contemplated by the loan agreement.

 

††††††††††† Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the resolution.(Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment H.)

  

XII.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† WVBE Personnel Matters

 

††††††††††† Dr. Jack McClanahan, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, distributed an addendum to the Boardís personnel items for the Boardís consideration.Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Dunlevy, the Board unanimously approved the Boardís personnel items inclusive of the addendum.(Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment I and addendum.)

 

XIII.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board Items for Future Consideration

 

President Haden requested that members with suggestions for NASBE for study groups provide the same to her as soon as possible and announced the need for a strategic planning committee meeting prior to the July Board meeting.Items that members wish to be considered for placement on a future agenda are to be provided to President Haden or Dr. McClanahan as soon as possible.Ms. Phillips requested an item be placed on the July agenda regarding bullying/character education. (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment J.)

 

President Haden presented Certificates of Retirement to Superintendentís Cabinet members Dr. Cain and Dr. Huffman and thanked Ms. Walker for her exemplary service.

 

 

 

XIV.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Future Meetings

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††††††††††† The next regular meeting of the Board will be held July 13-14, 2010, in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

XV.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Adjournment

 

††††††††††† President Haden declared the meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes approved by the Board on July 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

†††††† Secretary to the Board.

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