Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

June 12, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.




Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order




David G. Perry, President






Approval of Agenda - (Action)




David G. Perry







Remarks from Governor’s Office and House/Senate Education - (Information)




David G. Perry






Remarks from Education Stakeholder Associations and Organizations - (Information)    




David G. Perry

















David G. Perry







History Bowl Recognition and Demonstration - (Information)




Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner

West Virginia Division of Culture and History







Consent Agenda - (Action)







Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A







It is recommended that the minutes of the May 8, 2019, meeting of the WVBE be approved.








Routine Business









WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B





Steven L. Paine










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

Attachment C





Carla Warren










This item recommends approval of seven waiver requests: 1) Fayette (#1421) County Schools requests a waiver of Policy 2422.2, Driver Education Regulations, to allow a qualified team of Driver Education teachers to determine the adequate time for classroom instruction for the 2019 summer term; 2) Jackson (#1414), 3) Wood (#1417), 4) Boone (#1423), and 5) Taylor (#1426) County Schools request a waiver of Policy 2445.40, Adoption, Use, and Groupings of Instructional Resources for Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, to allow Pre-K teachers to continue to use the current instructional materials for the 2019‑20 school year and delay the adoption of instructional materials for Pre‑K for one year; 6) Webster (#1416) County Schools requests a waiver of Policy 2445.40 to allow grade 11 teachers to continue to use the current instructional materials for the 2019-20 school year and delay the adoption of instructional materials for Social Studies for one year; and 7) Mercer County Schools requests a waiver (#1422) of Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education; Regulations for Education Programs, to waive required professional development for one AP instructor at Princeton High School (Mercer County) for one year; failure of the AP instructor to attend the 2020 Summer Institute will result in removal of the AP® course title and weighted credit for 2020-2021.










The waivers and waiver criteria have been reviewed by WVDE staff and are recommended for approval.










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 May 31, 2019, an affidavit has been received and submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board from Preston County Schools.










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

Attachment D





Tommy Young










The Lewis County Board of Education respectfully requests approval of an amendment to their 2010-2020 CEFP for projects at Peterson-Central Elementary School and Roanoke Elementary School.  These projects will address health and safety concerns for students and staff with the addition of "Man Traps" at both locations so that the administration can securely monitor who is permitted to enter school buildings. 










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










Approval of Local Board of Education Policy for Dual Credit - (Action)

Attachment E





Jan Barth










Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs, section 5.4.g.3. “County boards of education shall adopt a policy that allows students to earn credit for completion of college courses and other advanced courses outside the school setting.  If these courses, including dual credit courses, are used to meet graduation requirements, the county policy and alignment documentation must be reviewed by the WVDE and approved by the WVBE.”  Hampshire County has submitted a policy (see attachment) for dual credit courses.










Hampshire County’s dual credit policy has been reviewed by WVDE staff and is recommended for approval.










Approval of Summer Programs - (Action)

Attachment F





Jan Barth










Policy 2510 states, "All summer school programs shall be submitted to the WVBE for approval." This item recommends action for all schools in the state seeking approval to operate a summer school program during the summer of 2019. The WVDE posted a May 31, 2019 deadline date for counties to submit their summer school programs for WVBE approval.










It is recommended that the 2019 summer school programs, as found in the attachment, be approved.










2018-2019 Annual Report of the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) - (Action)

Attachment G





Jan Barth










The WVACEEC is a state level committee mandated by W. Va. 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 2018‑2019 Annual Report identifies the unmet needs of children with exceptionalities in West Virginia.  This report supports the initiatives of the WVDE; implementing WV GRADUATION 20/20, ensuring special education teachers are highly qualified, and developing resources to support social/emotional needs of students and families.










It is recommended that the WVACEEC annual report be accepted. 






New Business







Policy 2420, Adult Education Programs - (Action)

Attachment H




Kathy D’Antoni








Policy 2420 expands the purpose of Adult Education to prepare individuals with skills and knowledge needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce.  It reinforces support to prepare adults who are English language learners for, and place them in, unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency; and to integrate with the local workforce.  No comments regarding Policy 2420 were received during the comment period.








The WVDE recommends that Policy 2420 be approved.








Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 2420.








National Association of State Boards of Education Membership - (Action)





David G. Perry








Motion(s) may be considered regarding National Association of State Boards of Education membership.








WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment I




David G. Perry









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






Superintendent Report - (Information)






WVBE Member Updates - (Information)






Items for Future Meetings - (Information)




David G. Perry






Future Meetings - (Information)




David G. Perry





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




Annual Performance Evaluation of State Superintendent of Schools and WVBE Secretary - (Action)




David G. Perry and Debra K. Sullivan






[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.)]






In accordance with W. Va. Code §18-3-1, The state board annually shall evaluate the performance of the state superintendent and publicly announce the results of the evaluation.”






Adjournment - (Action)