AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

October 9, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center

44 West Pike Street

Clarksburg, West Virginia

 

 

 

I.

Welcome - Presentation of Colors - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

David G. Perry, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Welcome - Introductions - Spotlight on Harrison County Schools

 

 

 

Mark A. Manchin, Superintendent, Harrison County Schools

 

 

 

 

III.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

IV.

Remarks from Governor’s Office, Legislative Leaders, and Leaders of State Education Associations/Organizations - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

V.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

 

 

VII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the September 12, 2019, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Dr. Ron Duerring, Superintendent, Kanawha County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kanawha County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to their current 2010-2020 CEFP in relation to a 2019 School Building Authority Needs Project application for Kanawha City Elementary School.  The amendment proposes an addition of a quad classroom area (four spaces) to the western end of the facility.  The four classrooms eliminate the need for three portables currently in use at the school.  The work also includes renovation of the main entry making it a secured vestibule ("Man-Lock") and relocation of the office suite, enlarging the kitchen, renovation of all restroom facilities for ADA accessibility, and replacing all windows with laminated thermally insulated glass.  The scope of the also includes HVAC replacement, electrical upgrades; new fire alarm system and a sprinkler system.  Upgrading of playgrounds for Pre-K will be addressed.

 

Approval of this request will assure that students at this facility obtain similar educational opportunities that other students in the county and state have benefitted from and can do so in a safer environment.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Dr. Eddie Campbell Jr., Superintendent, Monongalia County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monongalia County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to their current 2010-2020 CEFP in relation to a 2019 School Building Authority Needs Project Application for Ridgedale Elementary School.  The amendment requests the following:  construction of eight additional new classrooms, restrooms, and elevator (Phase 1); renovation of five existing classroom spaces (Phase 2); construction of new cafeteria, kitchen, restrooms, itinerant spaces, mechanical areas (Phase 2); construction and renovation of main office and new secured access entrance (Phase 2); roof replacement of existing building (Phase 2); renovation of former cafeteria, kitchen, and restrooms to create two new classroom spaces, planning/work areas, itinerant/specialist spaces (Phase 2); and increase parking area to provide adequate space and improve pedestrian safety by isolating bus and car loading and unloading operations (Phase 2). 

 

This amendment will allow the students at this facility to be able to obtain similar educational opportunities that other students in the county and state have benefitted from in a much safer and healthier environment.  The project offers multiple health and safety enhancements, primarily by consolidating all school operations under one roof.  In addition, the technology’s impact on education will continue to grow at an unprecedented pace by providing students and teachers with areas in which to develop their technology skills for learning.` 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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.”  Summers County has submitted a revised policy (see attachment) for dual credit courses for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dual credit policy submitted by Summers County has been reviewed by WVDE staff and is recommended for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation of Additions  to Teacher-in‑Residence (TIR) Programs - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5100 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of new and continuing educator preparation programs of study leading to licensure in West Virginia and also for TIR Agreements with West Virginia school districts. Policy 5100 supports the intended collaborative process to improve educator preparation programs and potential educators by incorporating program guidelines based on research and best practices. Support of continuous improvement and clear and consistent guidelines to West Virginia educator preparation programs will produce more effective educators in West Virginia schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In September 2019, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Fairmont State University’s addition of a TIR Program with Nicholas County, Glenville State College’s addition of a TIR with Pendleton County, and West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Pendleton County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of Fairmont State University’s addition of a TIR Program with Nicholas County, Glenville State College’s addition of a TIR with Pendleton County, and West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Pendleton County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Appointments to West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The EPPRB makes recommendations to the WVBE regarding initial and continuing educator preparation program approval.  According to Policy 5100, the EPPRB is comprised of seven members; three members representing higher education, three members representing public education, and one member representing the West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards.  Members representing K-12 public education are appointed by the WVBE, members representing public higher education are appointed by West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and members representing private colleges and institutions are recommended by the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities.  The mission of the EPPRB is to ensure that every student is served by competent educators who meet rigorous preparation standards by recommending to the State Board the approval of new or revised preparation programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Ms. Lynne Roth Bostic, representing K-12 educators; Dr. Jeff Hunter, representing public higher education; and Dr. Raymond Singleton, representing private colleges and universities be appointed to each serve a three-year term on the EPPRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

District Balanced Scorecard and Indicators of Efficiency Report - (Information)

 

 

 Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

This presentation will explain the district scorecard and indicators of efficiency to identify areas of need. The district scorecard is a direct reflection of school scorecards within each district and an evaluation of information submitted to the WVDE annually on each indicator of efficiency.

 

 

 

 

IX.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Closures/Consolidation - Harrison County Board of Education 2010-2020 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Mark A. Manchin, Superintendent,  Harrison County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harrison County Board of Education requests the closure and consolidation of Adamston Elementary School and Wilsonburg Elementary School. 

 

       Adamston Elementary School and Wilsonburg Elementary School and building (Pre-k-5) will close and consolidate into Gore Elementary School (newly renovated United High School building) 

       United High School (6-12) will relocate to the former Adamston Elementary School building which will be renovated.

 

Closure hearings were held December 3 and December 4, 2018, and the Harrison County Board of Education approved the closures/consolidation on October 1, 2019.

 

The closures/consolidation will provide the students from Adamston and Wilsonburg Elementary Schools with a school that has a secure entrance, updated security systems, separate bus and parent drop-off points for additional student safety, new windows to deter break-ins, and a new HVAC system for an improved learning environment.

 

By relocating United High School to the Adamston Elementary School (formerly Victory High School) building, local funds will cover the cost of renovating the facility to meet the needs of an older student population and be cost effective for the taxpayers of Harrison County. The relocation is more convenient because the school is located within the city limits and has easy access to public transportation, as well as for outside agencies that provide additional support to students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the information provided, the WVDE recommends that the closures/consolidation be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the closures/consolidation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 4336, West Virginia School Bus Transportation Regulations, Procedures, and Specifications for the Design and Equipment of School Buses - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

Tommy Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4336, formerly titled West Virginia School Bus Transportation Policy and Procedures Manual, provides guidance, regulations, and procedures to county board transportation systems to ensure safe, high quality transportation for students transported to and from the public schools in West Virginia.  This policy also sets guidelines for the specifications of the design and equipment of school buses.  As manufacturers improve the performance and integrity of their products, policy must be updated to require new and improved equipment on school buses to assure the safe transportation of students. 

 

Policy 4334, West Virginia Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses, has been added to Policy 4336 and is recommended for repeal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 4336, inclusive of the repeal of Policy 4334, on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Proposed Amendment of Policy 2322, West Virginia Accountability System - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE members will discuss and provide direction to the WVDE regarding the amendment of Policy 2322.  The WVBE will take up the policy to consider its placement on public comment at its November meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Proposed Policy 3300, Public Charter Schools - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Sarah Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE members will discuss and provide direction to the WVDE regarding the development of proposed Policy 3300.  The WVBE will take up the policy to consider its placement on public comment at its November meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

X.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XI.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XII.

West Virginia’s Voice:  Principal Panel - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

Jan Barth, Facilitator

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia’s Voice continues its momentum with a number of educator panels over the coming months.  This month principals from across the state will be invited to discuss standards, curriculum, Policy 2510 (including math requirements), teacher accountability, and recommendations to strengthen public education.

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held November 13, 2019, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue on November 14, 2019, if the agenda is not completed on November 13, 2019.

 

 

XV.

Adjournment - (Action)