AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

August 10, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on August 11 at 9:00 a.m. if not completed on August 10.)

 

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) reserves the right to take action on any item listed on this agenda

regardless of how it is identified (e.g., Information, Action) if, in its sole discretion, the WVBE determines

action is warranted and in the best interest of West Virginia's education system.

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Michael I. Green, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

WVBE Outreach and Support to Flooded Schools - (Information)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green and Beverly E. Kingery

 

 

 

 

III.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

Let's Move Active Schools Awards

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

V.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

VI.

Early Learning Spotlight - (Information)

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

VII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the July 13 and 22, 2016, meetings of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B  

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Martirano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Waivers of State Board of Education Policies and Regulations, Superintendent’s Interpretations, State Statutes and Legislative Rules - (Information/Action)

Attachment C-1

Attachment C-2

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This item recommends action on nine first time waiver requests. The waiver requests have been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure WVBE waiver criteria have been met.  Eight counties are requesting a waiver of Policy 2445.40, Groupings for Adoption of Instructional Resources, and the Office of Institutional Education Programs' Robert Shell Juvenile Center School is requesting a waiver of Policy 2510: Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs, Section 7.2.d.2, Instructional Minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the nine first time waivers of WVBE policy be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment D 

 

 

 

 

Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3, Boone and Gilmer County Schools have submitted a policy for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the policies be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Marshall University's Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with Braxton, McDowell, and Wayne Counties - (Action)

Attachment E 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Summer 2016 WV Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) review period, board members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Marshall University's Teacher‑in-Residence Agreements with Braxton, McDowell, and Wayne Counties.  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 Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with WV 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 WV schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation for approval of Marshall University's Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with Braxton, McDowell, and Wayne Counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Salem International University's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Doddridge County - (Action)

Attachment F 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Summer 2016 WV Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) review period, board members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Salem International University's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Doddridge County.  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 Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with WV 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 WV schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation for approval of Salem International University's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Doddridge County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Bluefield State College's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Summers County - (Action)

Attachment G  

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Summer 2016 WV Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) review period, board members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Bluefield State College's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Summers County.  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 Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with WV 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 WV schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation for approval of Bluefield State College's Teacher-in-Residence Agreement with Summers County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

West Virginia State University's Proposal for Masters of Education Leadership PreK-Adult - (Action)

Attachment H 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the June, 2016 WV Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) meeting, board members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE for West Virginia State University's  proposal for Masters of Education Leadership PreK-Adult.  Policy 5100 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of new and continuing educator preparation programs of study leading to licensure in West Virginia. 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 WV schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation for approval of West Virginia State University's Masters of Education in Leadership PreK-Adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Bethany College's Proposal for Masters of Teaching Secondary Endorsements for Physical Education 5-Adult, Mathematics 5-Adult, Chemistry 9-Adult, Biology 9-Adult, English 5-Adult, Spanish 5-Adult, Social Studies 5-Adult, and Art 5-Adult - (Action)

Attachment I 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the June, 2016 WV Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) meeting, board members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE for Bethany College's  proposal for Masters of Teaching Secondary Education.  Policy 5100 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of new and continuing educator preparation programs of study leading to licensure in West Virginia. 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 WV schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation for approval of Bethany College's Masters of Teaching Secondary for endorsements in Physical Education 5-Adult, Mathematics 5-adult, chemistry 9-adult, biology 9-adult, English 5-adult, Spanish 5-adult, social studies 5-adult, and art 5-adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

West Virginia Licensure Testing Directory - (Action)

Attachment J 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A listing of all WVBE-required licensure exams for educator certification and for completion of West Virginia Board of Education approved programs leading to West Virginia licensure.  This directory is maintained on the WVDE website.  PRAXIS has regenerated new tests for English as a Second Language and Braille Proficiency replacing the current tests.  Therefore, the numbers and tests have been updated in the directory.  The directory provides more flexibility for recruiting and retaining the most qualified teachers to be in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Licensure Testing Directory be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual - (Action)

Attachment K 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A listing of all WVBE-required licensure exams and industry credentials required for educator certification and for completion of West Virginia Board of Education-approved Career and Technical Education programs leading to West Virginia licensure.  This Manual is maintained on the WVDE website. As a result of some credentials required and addition of endorsement codes for Career and Technical Education, the testing manual must be updated.  The directory provides more flexibility for recruiting and retaining the most qualified teachers to be in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Policy 2446, Public School Support for the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy - (Action)

Attachment L 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legislature amended W. Va. Code §18-2-26, via HB459, to provide for the payment of tuition by county boards of education to the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy for each student graduating from the Academy with a high school diploma that resides in the county board’s school district.  Policy 2446 was written to clarify how the payment of tuition will be calculated and to set forth other areas in which there is public school support for the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy such as participation in the National School Lunch Program and participation in the adult education program for those who qualify. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 2446 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 2444.4, Issuance of the State of West Virginia High School Equivalency  Diploma - (Action)

Attachment M 

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions to Policy 2444.4 are being proposed to reflect that the four (4) credits taken in a career and technical concentration must be consistent with those identified for WVDE approved career and technical programs of study.  The proposed revisions will also clarify the guidelines for Option Pathway programs, including the Mountaineer ChalleNGe option pathway program.  Language is being proposed to this policy to reflect the requirements and regulations currently used for ordering a transcript, verification and/or a replacement copy of the State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma.  Policy 2444.4 provides guidance, technical assistance and assurance of compliance with the procedures for acquiring a high school equivalency diploma and the guidelines for implementing the Option Pathway in various educational facilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 2444.4 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 3236, Innovation in Education (Formerly "Education Innovation Zones") - (Action)

Attachment Mc 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 3236, Education Innovation Zones, is recommended for repeal and replacement with Policy 3236, Innovation in Education, due to recent legislation replacing the Education Innovation Zone Act with the Innovation in Education Act.  Policy 3236, Innovation in Education, will offer the opportunity for special funding to encourage and incentivize public schools to improve overall student outcomes through the implementation of key innovational priorities for improving education in the following areas:  1) science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); 2)  community school partnership; 3) entrepreneurship, 4) career pathways; and 5) the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 3236 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

New Data Collection: Student Foster Care Status and Military-Connected Status - (Action)

Attachment N

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state and local education agencies will now need to disaggregate student data for two new subgroups based on students' status as children in foster care and children with a family member currently serving in the military. WVDE does not currently maintain information about these indicators in our student data system. The WVDE must collect this information to comply with federal reporting requirements.  The information will ensure that WVDE is able to comply with new federal reporting requirements and will further help ensure that students in these subgroups will receive appropriate support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the new data elements be placed on public comment for 60 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Appointments to WVBE Statutory Units/Liaisons/Presidential Committees 2016-2017 - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion will be requested to approve appointments to WVBE Statutory Units/Liaisons/Presidential Committees for 2016‑2017.

 

 

 

 

IX.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

X.

Capacity Building for Priority Schools and Intervention Counties - (Information)

 

 

 

Michele Blatt and Cindy Daniel

 

 

 

 

XI.

Update - West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Actions for Improved Outcomes and Accountability Plan - (Information)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green, Donna Hoylman Peduto, and WVBE Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE Finance Committee Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell and Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

XII.

Director of Office of Education Performance Audits Report - (Information)

Attachment O

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

W. Va. Code §§18-2E-5(j)(5)(C),(D) states, "In addition to other duties which may be assigned to it by the state board or by statute, the Office of Education Performance Audits also shall: Determine, in conjunction with the assessment and accountability processes, what capacity may be needed by schools and school systems to meet the standard established by the state board and recommend to the state board plans to establish those needed capacities; Determine, in conjunction with the assessment and accountability processes, whether statewide system deficiencies exist in the capacity of schools and school systems to meet the standards established by the state board, including the identification of trends and the need for continuing improvements in education, and report those deficiencies and trends to the state board."

 

 

 

 

XIII.

WVBE Coordinator of Board Agencies Report - (Information)

 

 

 

Jason Butcher

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.

WVBE Personnel Matters including Annual Performance Evaluations of the State Superintendent of Schools and Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - (Action)

Attachment P

 

 

Michael I. Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

[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.)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

As required in W. Va. Code §18-3-1, the WVBE will publicly announce the results of the evaluation of the State Superintendent of Schools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

XV.

Items for Future Consideration - (Discussion)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green

 

 

 

 

 

The proposed meeting schedule for September 2016 through August 2017 is found in the attachment.

Attachment Q

 

 

 

 

A motion will be requested to approve the meeting schedule for September 2016 through August 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held September 7, 2016, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on September 8, 2016, if the agenda is not completed on September 7, 2016.

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Adjournment - (Action)