AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

September 9, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                             

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

III.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Board of Education conducts meetings in accordance with the most current school re‑entry metrics and protocols found at https://wvde.us/school-reentry-metrics-protocols/. If assembly is allowed (Codes Green, Yellow, and Orange), please note that a mask is required for admittance to the meeting room and seating is limited to 12 individuals. 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 September 8 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.

Recognition(s) 

 

 

 

 

V.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the August 12, 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.

Waivers of State Board of Education Policies Due to COVID-19 School Closures - (Information)

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVBE granted, at its April 2020 meeting, the State Superintendent of Schools authority to approve waivers of WVBE policy for school year 2019‑2020 resulting from COVID-19 school closures.  Attachment C contains recently approved waivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3, Boone, Hampshire, Lincoln, Logan, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Ritchie, Wetzel, and Wyoming County Schools, and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind 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 Boone, Hampshire, Lincoln, Logan, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Ritchie, Wetzel, and Wyoming County Schools, and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Amy Willard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lewis County Board of Education respectfully requests approval of an amendment to their Current 2010-2020 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) to include a Major Improvement Project (MIP) at Roanoke Elementary School. The requested MIP is related to the replacement of the building envelope at Roanoke Elementary School, which will involve the roofing, flashing, accessories and skylights at the school.  This project will address health and safety concerns related to current water leaks in classrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Rescind Amendment - Pocahontas County Board of Education Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

Amy Willard and Terrence C. Beam, Superintendent, Pocahontas County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pocahontas County Board of Education is requesting to modify their 2010‑2020 CEFP to rescind a previously approved amendment, which included the closure of Marlinton Elementary School, so that the school can remain a permanent facility. The previous amendment from 2015 would have closed the existing Marlinton Elementary School facility, moved those students to the Marlinton Middle School building, and moved 7th and 8th grade students from the existing Marlinton Middle School and Greenbank Elementary/Middle School to Pocahontas County High School.  Pocahontas County Schools was awarded a School Building Authority project to make renovations at multiple schools in the county, contingent upon the passage of a bond levy by the residents of Pocahontas County.  The bond levy failed, so Pocahontas County Schools was never able to implement the plans in the 2015 CEFP amendment.  The county now plans to keep Marlinton Elementary as a permanent school.  The school system, parents, and citizens will be working to identify the appropriate facilities and grade configurations moving forward for the 2020-2030 and the 2030-40 CEFP cycles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the Pocahontas County Board of Education’s request to rescind an amendment to its 2010-2020 CEFP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 2436.10, Participation in Extracurricular Activities - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

Sarah Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2436.10 is being amended to incorporate requirements set forth in W. Va. Code §18-2-25(d).  Language has been added to the policy regarding the eligibility of homeschooled students for participation in interscholastic athletics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2436.10 on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[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.

 

 

 

 

VII.

REPORT:  West Virginia Universal Pre-K:  2019 State of West Virginia Pre-K - (Information)

Attachment I

 

 

Monica DellaMea

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Update

 

 

 

Financial Preparations for Meeting COVID-19 Challenge

 

 

 

WVDE FY 2022 Budget Proposal

 

 

 

Other WVDE Updates

 

 

 

 

IX.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

X.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

XI.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held October 14, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

 

XII.

Adjournment - (Action)