AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 7, Capitol Room

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

July 9, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

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

 

 

 

I.

Welcome - Introductions - Pledge of Allegiance - Call to Order

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Introduction of Future State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano - (Information)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

III.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

► 2014 National State School Nurse Consultant of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

V.

West Virginia STEAM and West Virginia Learning Media - (Information)

 

 

 

Scott Finn, Executive Director, West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority

 

 

 

 

VI.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Update - WVBE Response to Governor's Education Agenda - (Information)

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin, Donna Hoylman Peduto, and WVBE Members

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

IX.

RESA Liaison Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

X.

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

ATTACHMENT A 

 

 

Michele Blatt and Ted Mattern

 

 

 

 

 

A summary of System of Support services provided to selected schools, and the intervention counties, based on OEPA recommendations for capacity building with priority schools, will be provided. 

 

 

 

 

XI.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

ATTACHMENT B

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the June 11, June 12-13,  June 24, and July 1, 2014, meetings of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

B.

Office of Education Performance Audits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Follow-up Education Performance Audit Reports for Back Creek Valley Elementary School, Bedington Elementary School, Gerrardstown Elementary School, and Marlowe Elementary School, Berkeley County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT C

 

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow-up Education Performance Audits were conducted at Back Creek Valley Elementary School, Bedington Elementary School, Gerrardstown Elementary School, and Marlowe Elementary School March 31 – April 10, 2014.  The purpose of the return visits was to verify correction of the finding(s) identified during the original Individual School Education Performance Audits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audits, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE approve the reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Follow-up Education Performance Audit Report for Fort Ashby Elementary School, Mineral County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT D

 

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Follow-up Education Performance Audit was conducted at Fort Ashby Elementary School March 27, 2014.   The purpose of the return visit was to verify correction of the finding(s) identified during the original Individual School Education Performance Audit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE approve the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Follow-up Education Performance Audit Report for Lenore PK-8, Burch Elementary School, Gilbert Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Kermit K-8, Burch Middle School, Tug Valley High School, and Mingo Central Comprehensive High School, Mingo County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT E

 

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow-up Education Performance Audits were conducted at Lenore PK-8, Burch Elementary School, Gilbert Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Kermit K-8, Burch Middle School, Tug Valley High School, and Mingo Central Comprehensive High School May 5-7, 2014.   The purpose of the return visits was to verify correction of the finding(s) identified during the original Individual School Education Performance Audits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audits, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE approve the reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Follow-up Education Performance Audit Report for Widmyer Elementary School, Morgan County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT F

 

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Follow-up Education Performance Audit was conducted at Widmyer Elementary School March 28, 2014.   The purpose of the return visit was to verify correction of the finding(s) identified during the original Individual School Education Performance Audit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE approve the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

ATTACHMENT G

 

 

 

 

Charles K. Heinlein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

ATTACHMENT H

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This item recommends action on two (2) waiver requests. Each waiver request has been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure WVBE waiver criteria have been met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended for approval are two (2) first time requests for waiver of WVBE policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Summer School - (Action)

ATTACHMENT I

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs states, "All summer school programs shall be submitted to the West Virginia Board of Education for approval."  This item recommends action for all schools in the state seeking approval to operate a summer school program during the summer of 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the summer school programs, as found in the attachment, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Approval of Step 7 Plans - (Action)

ATTACHMENT J

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County boards of education are required to submit a plan for the improvement of instructional programs to the State Board for approval prior to expending the funds appropriated by the Legislature under STEP 7 of the Public Schools Support Program. The Step 7 plans for the 2014-2015 school year have been received from all fifty-five county boards of education and have been reviewed by WV Department of Education staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Step 7 Plans submitted by the fifty-five county boards of education for the 2014-2015 school year be approved as submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Office of Institutional Education Programs School Calendars - (Action)

ATTACHMENT K

 

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Office of Institutional Education Programs provides direct educational services to juveniles and adults in 43 facilities.  The school calendars for each of these facilities are in the attachment for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Office of Institutional Education Programs' school calendars be approved and that authority to approve minor amendments to the school calendars, as needed, for good cause, be granted to the Associate State Superintendent, Division of Technical and Adult Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Policy 2425, Community Schools: Promoting Health, Safety, Well-Being and Academic Success of Students - (Action)

ATTACHMENT L

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The objective of the proposed policy is to provide a framework for schools as they work to address the complex needs of students. The policy has been prepared for county boards to embrace without required mandates. It is recognized that schools cannot be expected to meet the multifaceted needs of students alone. Successful schools recognize the importance of partnering with other organizations to ensure that students' needs are addressed preparing them to be healthy and ready to learn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2425 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Policy 2520.1, 21st Century Reading and English Language Arts Content Standards and Objectives in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT M

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2520.1 has been phased out to allow for a smooth transition into the Policy 2520.1A, Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for English Language Arts in West Virginia Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2520.1 be repealed immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Policy 2520.161, Next Generation Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for English Language Arts in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT Mc

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy revisions to Policy 2520.161 will ensure alignment of the state's alternate academic achievement standards with the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives and with the DLM assessment in the areas of English language arts consistent with ESEA requirements and the ESEA Flexibility Request. This policy defines the alternate academic achievement standards in English language arts for Kindergarten through grade 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2520.161 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Policy 2520.162, Next Generation Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for Mathematics in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT N

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy revisions to Policy 2520.162 will ensure alignment of the state's alternate academic achievement standards with the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives and with the DLM assessment in the areas of mathematics consistent with ESEA requirements and the ESEA Flexibility Request. This policy defines the alternate academic achievement standards in mathematics for Kindergarten through grade 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2520.162 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Policy 4334, West Virginia Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses - (Action)

ATTACHMENT O

 

 

 

 

Joe Panetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4334 was recommended to be repealed and replaced.  On May 14, 2014, the suggested revisions were placed on public comment for a period of 30 days.  During the 30 day comment period, one (1) comment was received regarding the addition of air conditioning as a required component for all school buses.  Since this would not enhance the safety or utility of the buses, the policy was not revised as a result of the comment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 4334 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Policy 5050, West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards - (Action)

ATTACHMENT P

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions to Policy 5050 were made to align it with Policy 1340 with respect to reinstatements and permanent revocation.  On May 15, 2014, the suggested revisions were placed on a 30 day public comment.  At the conclusion of that period, no comments were received. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 5050 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Policy 7211, Conflict Resolution Process for Citizens - (Action)

ATTACHMENT Q

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 7211, which was rewritten to replace the citizens appeals process with a streamlined conflict resolution process, was approved to be placed on a 30 day comment period that began May 15, 2014.  At the conclusion of that period, no comments were received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 7211 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Series 1, 2, and 3 - (Action)

ATTACHMENT R‑1, R-2 and R-3

 

 

 

 

Gary Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven proposals were submitted to the WVBE by the WVSSAC for placement on public comment at the WVBE's May 2014 meeting:  1) to allow for an orientation period for a newly elected Board Member; 2) to provide for the Semester and Season Rule dealing with students retained without failing; 3) to allow member school staff to communicate with students at their feeder school program;4) to allow the participation of more student athletes in multiple sports; 5) to make rule congruous with rule 127-3-10.1 that passed in 2011-12; 6) to bring starting date for middle school soccer in line with other middle school sports.  No comments were received during the comment period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that WVSSAC Series 1, 2 and 3 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Addition of Kanawha County to West Virginia State University's Existing Approved Teacher-in-Residence Program - (Action)

ATTACHMENT S

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia State University (WVSU) submitted a request to add Kanawha County as an additional county to the already approved WVSU Teacher-in-Residence Program. The submitted agreement meets the WVBE Policy 5100 requirements. It is requested that the addition of Kanawha County to West Virginia State University's existing approved Teacher-in-Residence Program be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the addition of Kanawha County to West Virginia State University's existing approved Teacher-in-Residence Program be approved as submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Approval of New Biology (9-Adult) Program at Ohio Valley University - (Action)

ATTACHMENT T

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 13, 2014, the Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) reviewed the newly submitted program for Biology (9-AD), by Ohio Valley University.  The EPPRB finds the program meets and/or exceeds all required components and therefore recommends the Biology (9-AD) at Ohio Valley University be approved to begin at the earliest enrollment period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board requests that the Biology (9-Adult) program at Ohio Valley University be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Approval of New Elementary Mathematics (K-6) Program submitted by Ohio Valley University - (Action)

ATTACHMENT U

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 13, 2014, the Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) reviewed the newly submitted program for Elementary Mathematics (K-6), by Ohio Valley University.  The EPPRB finds the program meets and/or exceeds all required components and therefore recommends that the Elementary Mathematics (K-6) program be approved to begin at the earliest enrollment period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board requests that the Elementary Mathematics (K-6) program at Ohio Valley University be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Approval of the Revised Elementary Education (K-6) Program at West Liberty University - (Action)

ATTACHMENT V

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) met June 13, 2014, and reviewed the revised Elementary Education (K-6) program submitted by West Liberty University. The EPPRB found the revisions to the program meets and/or exceeds all required components and therefore recommends that the revised Elementary Education (K-6) program submitted be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board requests that the Elementary Education (K-6) program at West Liberty University be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Approval of the Revised Health and Physical Education (PreK‑Adult) programs at West Liberty University - (Action)

ATTACHMENT W

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) met June 13, 2014, and reviewed two (2) revised programs submitted by West Liberty University for Health Education and Physical Education (PreK-Adult). The EPPRB found the revisions to both programs meet and/or exceed all required components and therefore recommends that the revised Health Education (PreK-Adult) and Physical Education (PreK-Adult) programs submitted be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educator Preparation Program Review Board requests that West Liberty University's revised programs for Health Education (PreK-Adult) and Physical Education (PreK-Adult) be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Approval of the Format for Meetings Required by the Passage of House Bill 2940 (2013) - (Action)

ATTACHMENT X

 

 

 

 

Howard O'Cull, Executive Director, West Virginia School Board Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Va. Code §18-2-26(a), adopted by the West Virginia Legislature in its 2013 Regular Session (House Bill 2940) requires the following:  “During the months of July and August, 2013, and thereafter biennially within two months following the organizational meetings of county boards required by [§18-5-1(c)]…all county superintendents of schools and members of county boards belonging to the same regional educational service agency shall meet together to identify administrative, coordinating and other county level services and functions that may be shared between or among the county boards, especially when resignations, retirements, staffing realignments or similar events may occur. The meeting shall be a special meeting of each participating county board, to be called pursuant to [§18-5-4] solely for the purposes set forth in this section…The format of the meetings shall be approved by the state board in advance….”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the recommended that the format for House Bill 2940 meetings, as determined by the West Virginia School Board Association, be approved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XII.

Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Director’s Information

 

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Preston County School System Education Performance Audit Report - (Action)

ATTACHMENT Y

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Progress Review of the Preston County School District was conducted May 21-23, 2014, to ascertain progress of the county in improving student achievement, reducing the financial deficit, stabilizing personnel practices, and facility improvement.  A report of the Education Performance Audit was reviewed by the WVBE November 2012.  The WVBE returned partial control to the Preston County Board of Education in 1. Policies and 2. The establishment and operation of a school calendar.  All other areas of intervention remained in place and the WVBE continued the county’s Nonapproval status.

 

The OEPA conducted a second progress review of the Preston County School System May 21-23, 2014.  The purpose of the audit was to ascertain the degree of compliance and progress Preston County has made in correcting the findings of noncompliance from the November 2012 report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion will be presented July 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Initial Education Performance Audit Report for Boone Career Technical Center, Boone County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT Z

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Boone Career Technical Center May 14, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the result of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct Boone Career Technical Center and Boone County to revise the school’s Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the finding(s) noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Initial Education Performance Audit Report for John J. Cornwell Elementary School, Hampshire County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT AA

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at John J. Cornwell Elementary School April 3, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the result of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct John J. Cornwell Elementary School and Hampshire County to revise the school’s Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the finding(s) noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Initial Education Performance Audit Reports for Burlington Primary School and Fountain Primary School, Mineral County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT BB

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announced on-site reviews (five days in advance) were conducted at Burlington Primary School April 2, 2014 and Fountain Primary School April 1, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audits, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct Burlington Primary School, Fountain Primary School, and Mineral County to revise the schools’ Five-Year Strategic Plans within 30 days and correct the finding(s) noted in the reports by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Initial Education Performance Audit Report for Ridgedale Elementary School, Monongalia County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT CC

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Ridgedale Elementary School April 15, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the result of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct Ridgedale Elementary School and Monongalia County to revise the school’s Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the finding(s) noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Initial Education Performance Audit Report for Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, Randolph County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT DD

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Tygarts Valley Middle/ High School April 30, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct Tygarts Valley Middle/High School and Randolph County to revise the school’s Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct  the finding(s) noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Initial Education Performance Audit Report for Rock Cave Elementary School, Upshur County - (Action)

ATTACHMENT EE

 

 

 

Gus Penix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Rock Cave Elementary School May 1, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the results of the Education Performance Audit, the OEPA recommends that the WVBE direct Rock Cave Elementary School and Upshur County to revise the school’s Five-Year Strategic Plan within 30 days and correct the finding(s) noted in the report by the next accreditation cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

XIII.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel - (Action)

ATTACHMENT FF

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE Policy 5310 was revised in order to better accommodate the change in the use of student growth data.  Beginning in 2014-2015, fifteen (15) percent of the evaluation for RLA and Math teachers shall be based upon student growth determined by the results of the state summative assessment.  In April 2014, the suggested revisions were placed on public comment for a period of 30 days.  At the conclusion of that period, 139 comments were received.  Policy 5310 is submitted for consideration and approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 5310 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 3236, Education Innovation Zones - (Action)

ATTACHMENT GG

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 3236 is being revised as a result of H.B. 4619 to incorporate language of the "Innovation School District Act."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place the revisions to Policy 3236 on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 1230, Freedom of Information Requests - (Action)

ATTACHMENT HH

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 1230 has not been revised since 2000.  The proposed revisions are based upon the experiences the Legal Services Office has had when responding the FOIA requests.  The proposed changes to Policy 1230 will make the policy more consistent with current practice regarding requests sent by e-mail and help requesters to better understand the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place the revisions to Policy 1230 on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Policy 1340, Rules of Procedure for Administrative Hearings and Appeals - (Action)

ATTACHMENT II-1 and II-2

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions to Policy 1340 were made to codify procedural requirements for the reinstatement of a teaching certificate that was suspended or revoked and to establish formally the sanction of permanent revocation.  On May 15, 2014, the suggested revisions were placed on a 30-day public comment.  At the conclusion of that period, one comment was received, suggesting that a reinstatement application be considered an initial application, thereby subjecting the applicant to a criminal background check by fingerprinting.   [This is the process which the Office of Professional Preparation currently uses for reinstated certificates that had been suspended.] The commenter also suggested that an educator whose license is reinstated receive an initial teaching certificate; OPP currently restores same certificate held before the suspension. In consultation with stakeholders, revisions were made to address the comment; those revisions are submitted for consideration and approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 1340, as amended, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

West Virginia Board of Education's Response to the 2014 Annual Report of the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children - (Action)

ATTACHMENT JJ

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) is a state level committee mandated by the 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 2014 Annual Report identifies the unmet needs of children with exceptionalities in West Virginia. The West Virginia Board of Education annually provides a response to the WVACEEC's Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the WVBE's response to the 2014 annual report of the WVACEEC be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Policy 2512, Instructional Supports for Third and Eighth Grade Students To Achieve Critical Skills - (Action)

ATTACHMENT KK

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A proposed repeal and replace is requested to WVBE Policy 2512. During the 2014 Legislative session, House Bill 4618 amended and reenacted 18-2E-10 Bill title of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to establishing transformative system of support for early literacy; making legislative findings; requiring state board rule; minimum provisions of rule; eliminating critical skills instructional support programs for third and eighth graders; and modifying critical skills program framework to apply only to early literacy program. The revised WVBE Policy 2512 lays the framework for the newly established Transformative System of Support for Early Literacy, a key component in West Virginia's Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place the revisions to Policy 2512 on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Policy 2520.1A, Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for English Language Arts in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT LL

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 359 §18-2-39 (e) states, "The state board shall develop a twelfth-grade transitional course for both English/language arts and math for those students who are not on track to be college and career ready …" A transitional course for twelfth-grade entitled Transition English Language Arts for Seniors has been developed by the WVDE in collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board and needs to be added to Policy 2520.1A. Additionally, the Lexile ranges aligned to college and career readiness expectations have changed and will also need to be updated in the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2520.1A on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Policy 2520.2, 21st Century Mathematics Content Standards and Objectives in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT MM

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current version of Policy 2520.2 became effective September 14, 2009, these standards have gradually been phased out over the last three years. Policy 2520.2B, Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Mathematics in West Virginia Schools, will become effective July 1, 2014 for all grade levels. Grade 9-12 sections of Policy 2520.2, 21st Century Mathematics Content Standards and Objectives must remain effective until July 1, 2017 to allow current cohort groups to complete their requirements for graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place the removal of the grade 3-8 sections of Policy 2520.2 on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Policy 2520.2B, Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Mathematics in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT McMc

 

 

 

Robert E. Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 359 §18-2-39 (e) states, "The state board shall develop a twelfth-grade transitional course for both English/language arts and math for those students who are not on track to be college and career ready ...."  The transitional course for twelfth-grade mathematics currently in Policy 2520.2B entitled Transition Mathematics for Seniors was revised by the WVDE in collaboration with Higher Education Policy Commission and the Southern Regional Education Board to assure the preparedness of students for college and career.  Additionally, objectives are identified for technical readiness Math III and Math IV within the Math III course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2520.2B on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Policy 1471, Education in West Virginia's Correctional Institutions:  Mission and Goals - (Action)

ATTACHMENT NN-1 and NN-2

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni and Jacob Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 1471 was placed on comment until June 16, 2014.  One comment was made and accepted.  The changes reflected in attachment one represent a substantive change.  The change will require county boards of education to biannually report information to the WVDE regarding transferring institutional youth.  Also, language was added that prohibits a county board from placing a transferring student in an education program solely based on their status as a student transferring from an institutional setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the previously proposed editorial corrections to Policy 1471 be accepted that section 5.2 be placed again on public comment for a period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K.

WVBE Personnel Matters inclusive of Hiring of  RESA 7 Executive Director and RESA Executive Director Salaries - (Information/Action)

ATTACHMENT OO

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin and F. Joseph Super, Superintendent, Barbour County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion is requested to approve WVBE personnel matters found in the attachment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion may be requested to hire an Executive Director for RESA 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion may be requested regarding RESA Executive Director salaries.

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Items for Future Consideration - (Information/Discussion)

ATTACHMENT PP

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

XV.

Election of Officers - (Action)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held August 13, 2014, in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue on August 14, 2014, if the agenda is not completed on August 13, 2014.

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Adjournment - (Action)