AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

January 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on January 9 at 9:00 a.m. if not completed on January 8.)

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

David G. Perry, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

III.

Remarks from Governor’s Office, Legislative Leaders, and Leaders of State Education Associations/Organizations - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the December 11, 2019, meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage - (Action)

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3, Calhoun, Greenbrier, Harrison, Kanawha, Jackson, Mercer, Morgan, Preston, Raleigh, Taylor, Tyler, and Wayne County Schools have submitted a policy for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policies for Calhoun, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Mercer, Morgan, Preston, Raleigh, Taylor, Tyler, and Wayne County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation of Addition to Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program for West Virginia University - (Action)

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5100 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of new and continuing educator preparation programs of study leading to licensure in West Virginia and also for TIR Agreements with West Virginia school districts. Policy 5100 supports the intended collaborative process to improve educator preparation programs and potential educators by incorporating program guidelines based on research and best practices. Support of continuous improvement and clear and consistent guidelines to West Virginia educator preparation programs will produce more effective educators in West Virginia schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December 2019, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Greenbrier County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Greenbrier County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

2018-2019 WVBE Response to the Annual Report of the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVACEEC is a state level committee mandated by state code and federal law.  Members include parents, administrators, and representatives from a variety of related agencies.  The WVACEEC is interested in the quality of education received by exceptional children and youth.  The WVACEEC submits an annual report to the WVBE in June. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) develops the WVBE’s response for this report. The response is in reference to the recommendations listed in the 2018-2019 Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE’s response to the 2018-2019 Annual Report of the WVACEEC be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Medicaid Status Report Fiscal Year 2019 - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This report provides information regarding the implementation of W. Va. Code §18-2-5b Medicaid Eligible Children, for the fiscal year July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The report contains an overview of the activities conducted in order to maximize funding to the state education system, highlights in FY 2019, and the total reimbursement per county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Medicaid Status Report Fiscal Year 2019 be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Career Technical Education: Credentialing Data - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

 

Kathy D’Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Division of Career Technical Education and Governor’s Economic Initiatives propose collecting information about credentials or certifications students earn while participating in CTE programs of study, including program-specific and universal certifications. Additionally, to assess eligibility for the Governor’s Workforce Credential, the offices propose recording the dates on which individual students voluntarily participate in any random or elective drug testing as part of their CTE courses or programs of study.  Pursuant to the requirements of W. Va. Code §18-2-5h, the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act, the proposal was announced to the general public for a review and comment period of 60 days. Two substantive comments were received and resulted in no changes to the proposed collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Career Technical Education: Credentialing Data be approved effective February 1, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

West Virginia Career and Technical Education Endorsement and Testing Manual - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Career and Technical Education Endorsement and Testing Manual lists the necessary WVBE-required wage-earning experience, licensure exams and industry credentials for educator certification with completion of requirements for WVBE-approved Career and Technical Education programs, Adult Licenses and Adult Permits in West Virginia.  This manual is maintained on the WVDE website.  To meet the evolving needs of Career and Technical Education and Adult Education students, the required qualifications of teacher endorsements must be updated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the West Virginia Career and Technical Education Endorsement and Testing Manual be approved.

 

 

 

 

VII.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE/WVDE Joint Strategic Plan - (Action)

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve the WVBE/WVDE joint strategic plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 4336, West Virginia School Bus Transportation Regulations, Procedures, and Specifications for the Design and Equipment of School Buses - (Action)

Attachment I-1

Attachment I-2

 

 

 

Tommy Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4336 is recommended for repeal and replacement and Policy 4334, West Virginia Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses, is recommended for repeal. Policy 4336 provides guidance, regulations, and procedures to county board transportation systems to ensure safe, high quality programs for the students transported to and from the public schools in West Virginia.  This policy also sets guidelines for the specifications of the design and equipment of school buses.  As manufacturers improve the performance and integrity of their products, we change our policy to require the new and improved equipment on our school buses for the safety of our students being transported.

 

During the 30 day comment period, 166 comments were received from administrators, principals, teachers, county staff, parents, grandparents, and others. Minimal revisions were made to the policy as a result of the comments received.  Revisions include minor typographical/technical edits, language changes for clarification, and an addition to section 3.7 regarding West Virginia Universal Pre‑k transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 4336, as amended and inclusive of the repeal of Policy 4334, West Virginia Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses, be approved and effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 5112, Athletic Trainers in the Public Schools of West Virginia - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5112 has been revised to clarify language to ensure the intent of the policy and to align with WVBE Policy 5202. During the comment period, 76 comments were received from 18 distinct Individuals/Organizations resulting in no changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 5112 be approved and effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Policy 5901, Regulations for Alternative Certification Programs for the Education of Teachers - (Action)

Attachment K-1

Attachment K-2

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5901 has been revised for the purpose of clarifying existing language, formatting and procedures for the conduct of state approved alternative certification programs and the licensure of program participants.  Policy 5202 provides requirements for conversion of the Provisional (Professional) Teaching Certificate to a Professional Teaching Certificate.  Revisions reflect necessary formatting changes; clarifying language about candidate eligibility and teacher performance assessments; adds a ninth member from a county school district to the ACEPPRB and clarifies information about the terms members serve.  During the comment period seven comments were received from three commenters.  Three comments were accepted and support the proposed policy.  Two identical comments were accepted and resulted in a change to the proposed policy.  The policy change extends the date by which individuals enrolling into an alternative certification programs would be required to have a teacher performance assessment as a part of program completion.  Extending the date to July 1, 2021, will provide time for programs to plan, implement and support the candidates in the alternative certification programs.  Two comments were not accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve Policy 5901 effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications - (Action)

Attachment L

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5202 establishes the requirements regarding licensure of educators to work in the public schools of West Virginia is critical to the success of all students in the 21st century.  As changes occur in education, certification and licensure, policy must be revised to meet the needs of this 21st century education system.  As continuous revision occurs, Policy 5202 reflects many of these changes including the formatting changes for the entire policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 5202 on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

WVBE Resource Committee Recommendations - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding recommendations of the WVBE Resource Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment M

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[WVBE personnel matters may involve an Executive Session as provided in W. Va. Code §6-9A-4(b)(2)(A) [personnel exception] and/or §6-9A-4 [matters involving attorney‑client privilege per Peters v. County Commission, 205 W. Va. 481 (1999)].  The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)

 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve WVBE personnel matters found in the attachment.

 

 

 

 

VIII.

West Virginia’s Voice:  Students - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia’s Voice concludes with reports from WVBE members regarding contacts with students. 

 

 

 

 

IX.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

X.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

(This item will be taken up on January 9 at 9:00 a.m.)

 

 

 

 

XI.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held February 12, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue on February 13, 2020, if the agenda is not completed on February 12, 2020.

 

 

XIII.

Adjournment - (Action)