AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

March 13, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on March 14 at 9:00 a.m. if not completed on March 13.)

 

 

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 and House/Senate Education - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

IV.

Remarks from Education Stakeholder Associations and Organizations - (Information)    

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

V.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

VII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the February 13, 2019, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

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, Roane County Schools has submitted a policy for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policies for Roane County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3(c)(2)(G), as of March 5, 2019, affidavits have been received and submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board from Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Clay, Fayette, Hampshire, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Mercer, McDowell, Pendleton, Raleigh, Upshur, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming County Schools, and the WVDE Office of Diversion and Transition Programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation to Approve Concord University's Revised Health and Physical Education as a Wellness PreK-Adult Program of Study Leading to Educator Licensure - (Action) 

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Spring 2019 review period, the EPPRB reviewed Concord University's revised Health and Physical Education as a Wellness PreK‑Adult program of study leading to educator licensure. The EPPRB has made a recommendation to the WVBE to approve Concord University's revised Health and Physical Education as a Wellness PreK-Adult program of study leading to educator licensure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of Concord University's revised Health and Physical Education as a Wellness PreK-Adult program of study leading to educator licensure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Appointment to the Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACEPPRB makes recommendations to the WVBE regarding initial and continuing alternative certification educator preparation program approval.  Such programs will make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a professional teaching certificate that will help in staffing vacancies in critical shortage areas.  The current vacancy scheduled to be filled is a district/central office representative. The WVDE submits Margaret Pennington, central office staff from Fayette County, to the WVBE for consideration as an appointee to the ACEPPRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Margaret Pennington be appointed to serve a three-year term on the ACEPPRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Repeal of Policy 8350, Programs to Strengthen Student Learning Ability - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 8350 was created in 2002 to address House Bill 4022 and is obsolete; the authority for this policy, W. Va. Code §18-2-35, has been amended and is now titled “Dress codes requiring school uniforms for students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 8350 be repealed. 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

West Virginia math4life – (Information)

 

 

 

Jan Barth, Blaine Hess, Superintendent, and Tracy LeMasters, Director of Federal Programs, Jackson County Schools, Ronald Duerring, Superintendent, and Kristen Oxley, Curriculum Specialist, Kanawha County Schools, and Patricia Lucas, Superintendent, and Darlene Dingess-Adkins, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Title I, Logan County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE has asked the counties to: 1) join the state math4life launch and share their plans and 2) launch their 5-year math4life initiative at their county March board meetings. All counties will share the first year of their 5-year math4life plan on March 15, 2019. Three counties will briefly share how they used the state math4life framework to build their county plan. The speakers will also share how they: 1) will use their instructional strategies/math programs, 2) built their county-wide delivery system, and 3) will monitor student achievement and classroom implementation of professional learning opportunities.  This presentation will provide an update on the math4life campaign and share the newly developed public service announcements (PSAs).

 

 

 

 

IX.

Preliminary Results of WVU Teacher Surveys on the Impacts of the Opioid Epidemic in the Classroom and How These Results Help ReClaimWV Students – (Information)

Attachment G

 

 

Susan Beck, Sara Anderson, Assistant Professor, Frankie Tack, Clinical  Assistant Professor, and Jessica Troilo, Associate Professor, WVU College of Education and Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

WVU's College of Education and Human Services has been conducting an online study of teachers' experiences and supports in schools in response to the Opioid Epidemic. This survey has been disseminated to all 55 counties by the WVDE with nearly all counties participating. Results provide data and give teachers a voice in what they need to teach students impacted by this Opioid/Substance Abuse Epidemic. Results will be used for the WVDE's ReClaimWV plan to address the physical, social‑emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of our students

 

 

 

 

X.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Policy 2322, West Virginia System of Support and Accountability - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2322 has been revised to ensure West Virginia Standards for High Quality Schools are aligned with current research from the effective school correlates; define the support and accountability system for schools and counties; and define recognition programs for academic success and school quality.   No comments were received during the comment period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 2322 be approved and effective July 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 2322. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 2650.55, Schools of Excellence Recognition - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2650.55 is recommended for repeal without replacement.  A school and county recognition program has been established in WVBE Policy 2322 to align to the West Virginia Accountability System (WVAS). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 2650.55 be repealed effective July 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 2650.55. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 4373, Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools - (Action)

Attachment J-1

Attachment J-2

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4373 has been revised to propose the following: the definitions, interventions, and consequences chart have been moved to the index to support the initial intent of the policy; include requirements of SB 465 to include reduced time of mandatory reporting of suspected abuse and to expand the definition of mandatory reporter; and, clarification of changes to W. Va. Code §61-7-11a for guns in vehicles on school property.  Fifteen comments were received during the comment period resulting in nine changes to the policy.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 4373, as amended, be approved effective July 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 4373. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs - (Action)

Attachment K-1

Attachment K-2

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5100 has been revised to clarify language to ensure the intent of the policy.  During the comment period, 99 comments were received and of those 99 comments, 61 were duplicated throughout different sections of the policy which left a total of 38 unique comments. As a result of the comments received, four sections of the policy were modified. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 5100, as amended, be approved effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 5100. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

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

Attachment L-1

Attachment L-2

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5202 has been revised to clarify language to ensure the intent of the policy.   During the comment period, 85 comments were received and of those 85 comments, 71 were duplicated throughout different sections of the policy which left a total of 14 actual comments. As a result of the comments received, seven sections of the policy were modified. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 5202, as amended, be approved effective  30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 5202. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Policy 6200, Handbook on Planning School Facilities - (Action)  

Attachment M-1

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

Attachment M-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 6200 is being revised to expand and clarify the flexibility provided to counties in designing school facilities. The primary changes emphasize that the Handbook on Planning School Facilities is not intended to be so prescriptive that it preempts the judgement of curriculum specialists and design professionals. Proposed changes also clarify that economies of scale and program utilization shall not be the single determining factors in evaluating existing buildings or funding new building projects.  Fourteen comments were received during the comment period resulting in several changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 6200, as amended, be approved effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 6200. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment Mc

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

XI.

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Update - (Information)

 

 

 

Mark Gandolfi, Superintendent of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

XII.

Critical Need and Shortage Update - (Information)

 

 

 

Michele Blatt and Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XIV.

WVBE Member and Ex Officio Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XV.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held April 10, 2019, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on April 11, 2019, if the agenda is not completed on April 10, 2019.

 

 

XVII.

Adjournment - (Action)