AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Teleconference Meeting

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

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

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

David G. Perry, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

III.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

In accordance with current guidelines and best practices recommended by federal and state health officials, only required staff will be permitted in the meeting room.  A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/boe/live.html.

 

 

 

 

 

Delegations are welcome to submit written comments no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 7 to:

     West Virginia Board of Education

     Capitol Building 6, Room 351

     1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

     Charleston, West Virginia 25305

     Email:  vharris@k12.wv.us

 

 

 

 

IV.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the March 11, 2020, meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policy for Jefferson 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), affidavits have been received from Fayette (seven), Mercer (one), and Putnam (two) County Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the affidavits be submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Amendment/Facility Improvement - Randolph County Board of Education Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Debbie Schmidlen, Superintendent, Randolph County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Randolph County Board of Education respectfully requests approval of an amendment to their current 2010-2020 CEFP to replace eight exterior doors and 16 interior doors at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School.  The current doors are not energy efficient and do not comply with all standards for safe schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the information provided, the WVDE recommends that the amendment be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Amendment/Facility Improvement - Wood County Board of Education Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Tommy Young and William Hosaflook, Superintendent, Wood County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wood County Board of Education respectfully requests approval of an amendment to their current 2010-2020 CEFP to include construction of safe school entrances at Emerson Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School.  These school projects are a continuation of the county initiative to upgrade the security of all school entrances over a period of the next five years.

 

Emerson Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School have been chosen as a priority for this construction, based on the current main entrance and office configuration, grades served at the facility, and visibility and monitoring capabilities at the current entrance area.  In addition, the schools will be part of a merger taking place over the 2020 summer.  Worthington Elementary will close and merge with Emerson Elementary School and McKinley Elementary will close and merge with Jefferson Elementary School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the information provided, the WVDE recommends that the amendment be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendations to Approve, in Partnership with the WVDE, Cabell County Schools’ GROW Educators (Guide, Retain, Orient, and Welcome) Alternative Certification Programs for General Education AND Special Education, and Addition of Art and Music Endorsements for Grades PreK-AD to Kanawha County Schools’ BEST Alternative Certification Program for General Education - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main function of the ACEPPRB is to review and make recommendations to the WVBE regarding the approval of alternative certification educator preparation programs of study leading teacher certification.  The ACEPPRB structure supports the intended collaborative process to ascertain effective alternative certification educator preparation programs in West Virginia school districts, filling critical need and shortage teacher vacancies with educators that are appropriately prepared and qualified.  Policy 5901 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of alternative certification educator preparation programs leading to licensure in West Virginia and Policy 5202 provide guidelines and procedures for the issuance of licensure including the Alternative Teaching Certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that: 1)  Cabell County Schools’ GROW Educators alternative certification program for general education, in partnership with the WVDE, for the following endorsements: Art PreK-AD, Biology 9-AD, Chemistry 9-AD, Earth and Space Science 5-AD, General Integrated Mathematics 5-AD, General Mathematics through Algebra I 5‑9, General Science 5-9 and 5-AD, Geometry 5-AD, Mathematics (Comprehensive) 5-AD, Music PreK-AD, Physical Education PreK-AD, Physics 9-AD, Spanish 5-AD, and Wellness PreK-AD be approved; 2) Cabell County Schools’ GROW Educators alternative certification program for special education, in partnership with the WVDE, for the following endorsements: Multi-Categorical (E/BD, MI, SLD, excluding Autism) K-6 and 5-AD, Severe Disabilities K-AD, Autism K-6 and 5-AD be approved; and, 3) an addendum to Kanawha County Schools’ BEST alternative certification program for general education, in partnership with the WVDE, to add the endorsements of Art PreK-AD and Music PreK-AD to the list of previously approved endorsements be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE Statewide Policy Waivers as a Result of COVID-19 School Closures - (Action)

 

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following statewide waivers of WVBE policy have been reviewed by WVDE staff to assure that they are in compliance with waiver criteria and are submitted for approval.

Policy 2520.5, West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Wellness Education: FitnessGram/Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) testing; physical fitness testing (2019-2020) be waived;

Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs:  required Advanced Placement® (AP®) teacher training

1) AP® teachers currently required to attend the 2020 Summer Institute must attend their next required training scheduled for Summer 2023

2) AP® teachers new to teaching AP® courses in the 2020-2021 school year, or who received a one-year waiver during the 2018-2019 school year, must attend the 2021 Summer Institute

§  All AP® teachers are required to submit a syllabus to College Board when required and follow all College Board guidelines for teaching AP® courses

§  AP® teachers may attend any AP® Summer Institute;

Policy 2422.2, Driver Education Regulations:  to be eligible for the Driver Education Certificate students must satisfy driver education requirements defined in policy.  Currently enrol8led students (2019-2020) must provide all documentation to the driver education teacher for final approval and issuance of certification showing that they meet the following three requirements:

1.  meet the required hours of instruction including a minimum of eight hours in a standard defensive driving course;

2.  complete in-car observation of at least 10 hours with a certified driver education teacher or complete one hour of in-car observation with a driver education teacher and the remaining hours in-car observation with a fully licensed driver through a certification log outside of the school setting; and

3.  complete in-car practice of at least six hours with a certified driver education teacher or complete at least one hour of practice with a certified driver education teacher and the remaining hours in-car practice with a fully licensed driver through a certification log outside of the school setting.

Policy 2520.13, West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Programs of Study/Standards for Career Technical Education:  the career technical education (CTE) completer (2019-2020) must complete four state-approved sequences of courses within a CTE program of study.  CTE completer status will be based on the student’s coursework; the NOCTI assessments will be optional for school year 2019-2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve the statewide waivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is further recommended and a motion is requested to grant the State Superintendent of Schools the authority to approve waivers for any other WVBE policy requirements for school year 2019-2020 that will be impacted by the COVID-19 school closures with a report of approved waivers to be presented to the WVBE at its monthly business meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

WVBE Personnel Matters Inclusive of Matters Related to the State Superintendent of Schools Search - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding matters related to the State Superintendent of Schools search.

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

VIII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held May 13, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue May 14, 2020, if the agenda is not completed on May 13, 2020.

 

 

IX.

Adjournment - (Action)