AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Petersburg High School

Media Center

207 Jefferson Avenue

Petersburg, West Virginia

October 10, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

David G. Perry, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Welcome - Introductions - Spotlight on Grant County Schools

 

 

 

Doug Lambert, Superintendent, Grant County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

III.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

IV.

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

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Remarks from Education Stakeholder Associations and Organizations - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

VI.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Grant County FFA - (Information)

 

 

 

Jason Hughes

 

 

 

 

IX.

East Hardy High School FBLA - (Information)

 

 

 

Sheena VanMeter, Superintendent, Hardy County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

X.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the September 12, 2018, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Karen Larry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenbrier County Schools requests a waiver of Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education, Regulations for Education Programs that will allow the county’s high schools to award a mathematics credit to students who successfully complete a course in Financial Algebra (Section 5.4. Adolescent Education Programming related to high school mathematics credit).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the waiver request be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, Calhoun, Hardy, Jackson, Marshall, Taylor, and Wirt  County Schools 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 Calhoun, Hardy, Jackson, Marshall, Taylor, and Wirt County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kanawha County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to its 2010-2020 CEFP to include an office addition at Alum Creek Elementary School a prioritized project for the SBA Needs list.  This amendment included budget changes to pages 12 and 14 in the Executive Summary, section 100.000.  The Kanawha County Board of Education approved the CEFP amendment on August 16, 2018.  The addition of a secure vestibule adds increased safety measures at the school for the benefit of staff and students. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

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

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ohio County Board of Education requests an amendment to its 2010‑2020 CEFP to include additions at all of the district's 13 schools, also classroom renovations, security and safety improvements and HVAC renovations. The county plans to emphasize areas of science, STEM and technology, including "maker spaces" as learning labs. This amendment will provide the students of Ohio County with a much improved learning environment, as well as additional safety for students and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

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

Attachment G

 

 

 

 

Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pleasants County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to its 2010-2020 CEFP amendment to include a new HVAC unit in the kitchen and cafeteria, FRP paneling in restrooms, replacement of roof over the kitchen and cafeteria at St. Marys Elementary School, to replace the existing HVAC system in the newest six classroom addition at Belmont Elementary School, and the removal and replacement of the hot water storage tank and heater at Pleasants County Middle School. This amendment is necessary because Pleasants County plans to submit a NEEDS project request to the SBA for these projects.  These improvements will provide an improved physical environment for learning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

West Virginia Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendation - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACEPPRB members voted to recommend revisions for approval of the general education and special education "Alternative Certification Through Innovation" programs, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education.  Revisions add Mingo County Schools as a program provider to the existing state-approved program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve program revisions to the general education and special education Alternative Certification Through Innovation programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

West Virginia Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendation - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACEPPRB members voted to recommend approval for the revisions to the general education Mercer County Schools Alternative Certification Program, in partnership with Concord University.  Revisions add Marshall University's coursework as an option for candidates to the existing state-approved program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve program revisions to the general education Mercer County Schools Alternative Certification Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XI.

New Business

 

 

 

 

A.

Closure of Peterstown Elementary School and Peterstown Middle School – Monroe County Board of Education 2010-2020 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

Terry Harless and Joetta Basile, Superintendent, Monroe County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monroe County Board of Education respectfully requests approval for the closure of Peterstown Elementary School and Peterstown Middle School and the merger of those students into the proposed construction of a new Peterstown K‑8 School.  The West Virginia Board of Education approved Monroe County's CEFP amendment to close these two schools at their November 2016 regular board meeting.  All hearings have been conducted and procedures have been followed per Policy 6200. This closure/merger will provide students with a new, state of the art learning environment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the information provided, the WVDE recommends that the closure of Peterstown Elementary School and Peterstown Middle School be  approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the closure of Peterstown Elementary School and Peterstown Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 4321.1, Standards for School Nutrition - (Action)

Attachment K

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4321.1 was amended to comply with HB 4478 which required the WVBE to promulgate a rule in accordance with W. Va. Code §29A-3B-1 et seq. to provide policy guidance to county boards on the management and distribution of excess school food consistent with local, state, and federal guidelines. Five comments were received during the comment period resulting in no changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 4321.1 be approved effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 4321.1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 3232, Establishment Procedures and Operating Policies for Multi‑County Career and Technical Education Centers - (Action)

Attachment L

 

 

 

Kathy D’Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 3232 is being updated to reflect current workforce trends and requirements.  These updates more clearly define director and council roles. The WVBE is committed to providing high quality career and technical education programs to students in West Virginia’s public schools. Four public comments were received during the comment period resulting in no changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 3232 be approved effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 3232.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Policy 2520.8, West Virginia Driver Education Standards - (Action)

Attachment M

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2520.8 is recommended for repeal and replacement. The explanation of terms section has been modified and the new format and numbering system make the standards teacher-, parent-, and student-friendly. Standards were added to address safety concerns for passengers, pedestrians, and the driver.  The standards prepare students to safely operate a motor vehicle. Two comments were received during the comment period resulting in to changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 2520.8 be approved effective July 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 2520.8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Policy 5500, Professional Learning for West Virginia Educators - (Action)

Attachment Mc

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5500 sets forth the WVBE’s professional learning system for all West Virginia educators.  The repeal and replacement of this policy is due, in large part, to the provisions set forth in 2018’s HB 4006, which resulted in revisions to W. Va. Code §18-2I-1, Professional development coordination and delivery; system goals. Also, references to Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) were eliminated from this policy.  Finally, this policy is now inclusive of requirements set forth in W. Va. Code §18-9A-10(a)(4), which focuses on Step 7d of the Public School Support Plan.   A total of three comments were made by two individuals resulting in no changes to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 5500 be approved effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 5500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment N

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

XII.

WVBE Member and Ex Officio Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Superintendent Report - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XV.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held November 14, 2018, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on November 15, 2018, if the agenda is not completed on November 14, 2018.

 

 

XVI.

Adjournment - (Action)