AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 7, Capitol Room

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

February 12, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on February 13 at 9:00 a.m. if not completed on February 12.)

 

 

I.

Welcome - Introductions - Pledge of Allegiance - Call to Order

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

III.

Oath of Office for Beverly E. Kingery and James S. Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

IV.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Showcasing Personalized Learning - (Information)

(This presentation will take place on February 12 at 11:00 a.m.)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin and Invited Guests

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Just-A-Minute (JAM) World Record Day - (Information)

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

A world event to promote the importance of being active, with school and kids leading.

 

 

 

 

VIII.

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE Wellness Committee Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

WVBE Finance Committee Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

WVBE Re-imagining Instructional Time Committee - Approval of Pilot Initiative Criteria - (Information/Action)

 

 

 

 

Tina H. Combs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

WVBE Accountability Committee - Implementation Plan for Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education:  Performance Based Accreditation System - (Information/Action)

 

 

 

 

 

Lloyd G. Jackson II

 

 

 

 

 

 

IX.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

X.

WVBE Coordinator of Board Agencies Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

XI.

WVBE RESA Liaison - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

XII.

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

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Logan County Schools - (Information)

ATTACHMENT A

 

 

 

Ted Mattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Status of the Fayette County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) and Bond Call - (Information/Action)

 

 

 

 

Serena Starcher, Superintendent, Fayette County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[This matter may involve an Executive Session as provided in W. Va. Code §6-9A-4(b)(9), To consider matters involving or affecting the purchase, sale or lease of property, advance construction planning, the investment of public funds.  The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

ATTACHMENT B

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the January 14, 2015, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

ATTACHMENT C

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Martirano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Policy 2520.13, Next Generation Standards for Career and Technical Education in West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENTS D‑1 and  D-2

 

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2520.13 Next Generation Standards for Career and Technical Education in West Virginia Schools was placed on public comment for 30 days and is being presented for approval.  These changes will enhance the education curriculum of Career Technical Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2520.13 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Director’s Information - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

► RESA 7 Data Trends

 

 

 

 

 

►Update on Teacher Attendance Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Special Circumstance Review - (Action)

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This item will require an executive session as provided in W. Va. Code §18-2E-5, Special Circumstance Review. The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Waiver: Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education: Performance Based Accreditation System - (Action)

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA) may request a waiver of portions of Policy 2320. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion may be requested for a waiver of portions of Policy 2320.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XV.

Superintendent's Report - (Information/Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

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

ATTACHMENT E

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Department of Education (Office of the State Superintendent) is requesting a statewide waiver (#1286) of Policy 5310, section 9.1.c.

 

The waiver is requested to continue 9.1.c.1 through the 2015-2016 school year (i.e., In the 2015-2016, fifteen (15) percent of the evaluation of all educators shall be based upon student growth as measured by two (2) student learning goals. Progress toward meeting the two (2) student learning goals shall be measured using formal and/or teacher-created assessments).

 

It further provides for the use of summative assessment data referenced in 9.1.c.3 be provided to teachers for diagnostic purposes. Therefore, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, for educators who teach in tested grades and subjects (for which two consecutive years of summative assessment data is available), student growth shall be determined by the statewide summative assessment results as measured between two points in time. For all other educators, progress toward meeting the two (2) student learning goals shall be measured using formal and/or teacher-created assessments.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the waiver request for Policy 5310 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Waiver:  Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress Program - (Action)

ATTACHMENT F

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Department of Education (Office of the State Superintendent) is requesting a statewide waiver of Policy 2340, Section 4.1, Program Regulations.  This waiver impacts the assessment of science and social studies by requesting that science only be assessed in grades 4, 6 and 10. This complies with federal requirements and aligns to the grades in which science is assessed on the West Virginia alternative summative assessment. The waiver also provides that the statewide summative assessment of social studies would be discontinued for all grades.  The West Virginia Golden Horseshoe exam will continue for grade 8 since it is not part of the summative assessment (Policy 2340).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the waiver request for Policy 2340, to require science assessment in grades 4, 6 and 10 only and to eliminate social studies assessment in grades 3-11, be approved for the 2015 West Virginia statewide general summative assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Waiver: Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs and Policy 2520.2B, Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Mathematics in West Virginia High Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENTS

G-1, G-2 and G-3

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Department of Education (Office of the State Superintendent) is requesting a statewide waiver (#1282) of Policy 2510, Section 5.4.a. Adolescent Education Programming Chart IV and Chart V, and Policy 2520.2B.  The purpose of the waiver is to enhance the delivery of instructional programs. The waiver will create a second option for high school mathematics and shall be effective for the 2015‑2016 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the waiver request for Policy 2510 and Policy 2520.2B be approved for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

 

 

 

XVI.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

(This item will be taken up on February 12 at 1:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[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)] and (2) the Board majority votes to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Recommended Termination of Employment of a Teacher at the Ron Mulholland Juvenile Center - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion will be requested regarding the recommended termination of employment of a teacher at the Ron Mulholland Juvenile Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Transfer Process for Child Care Workers to Residential Care Specialists - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Boyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind requests approval of a modification to the agreed timeframe for completion of the associate of arts (AA) degree applicable to employees transitioning from child care workers to residential care specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve modification of the agreed timeline for completion of the associate of arts (AA) degree applicable to employees transitioning from child care workers to residential care specialists as follows:  1) extend the AA degree completion deadline to June 30, 2020, for employees that must complete the 60 hour AAS program; and 2) extend the completion deadline to December 31, 2017, for employees who hold an AA degree or higher at the time of transfer to obtain 18 hours of technical core credit, or as the courses offered in sequence by the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

WVBE Personnel - (Action)

ATTACHMENT H

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the Board's personnel attachment be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Appointments to WVBE Statutory Units/Liaisons/Presidential Committees 2014-2015 - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion will be requested to approve appointments to WVBE Statutory Units/Liaisons/Presidential Committees for 2014‑2015.

 

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Items for Future Consideration - (Information/Discussion)

ATTACHMENT I

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

XVIII.

Future Meetings - (Information/Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held March 12, 2015, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on March 13, 2015, if the agenda is not completed on March 12, 2015.

 

 

 

 

XIX.

Adjournment - (Action)