AMENDED AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

August 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

David G. Perry, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

III.

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

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Governor’s School for the Arts Presentation/Performance - (Information)

(This presentation/performance will take place at noon on August 14 at The Culture Center, Capitol Building 9.)

 

 

 

Sherry Keffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019 session of Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) was held at Marshall University, June 16-July 6. The GSA is for current high school sophomores who exhibit talent in the literary, performing, and visual arts.  As an example of the quality the programs the GSA offers to students, instrumentalists from the GSA will perform.

 

 

 

 

VII.

West Virginia Department of Education Year in Review - (Information)

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

VIII.

House Bill 206 and Other Bills Relating to Public Education - (Discussion/Action)

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

IX.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the July 10, 2019, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendations of Addition to Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Programs for Fairmont State University, Salem University, and West Virginia University - (Action)

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

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 July 2019, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Fairmont State University’s addition of a TIR Program with Upshur County.  In August 2019, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Salem University’s addition of a TIR Program with Upshur County and West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Harrison 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 Upshur County; Salem University’s addition of a TIR Program with Upshur County; and West Virginia University’s addition of a TIR Program with Harrison County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

West Virginia Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendation to Approve a New General Education Alternative Certification Program, Ohio County Schools: Program for Alternative Certification of Teachers (PACT), in Partnership with the WVDE - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACEPPRB members voted to recommend for approval a new general education alternative certification program, Ohio County Schools: Program for Alternative Certification of Teachers (PACT), in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). Policy 5901 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of alternative certification educator preparation programs leading to licensure in West Virginia and Policy 5202 provides guidelines and procedures for issuance of the Alternative Teaching Certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve the new general education alternative certification program, Ohio County Schools: PACT, in partnership with the WVDE.

 

 

 

 

X.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

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

Attachment F

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Deborah S. Akers, Superintendent, Mercer County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mercer County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to its current 2010-2020 CEFP.  The amendment proposes a revision to the third phase of Mercer County School's CEFP amendment, originally approved in 2016.  The amendment will allow Montcalm Elementary School to remain open and allow the students of Bluewell and Brushfork Elementary Schools to attend a new facility which will house PreK-5.  Through further study, and a re-examination of Mercer County’s commitment to community schools, changing the configuration of the former Montcalm High School to accommodate younger students would not fit with the CEFP as originally developed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the Mercer County Board of Education’s request to amend its 2010-2020 CEFP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

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

Attachment  G

 

 

 

Tommy Young and Terry George, Superintendent, Fayette County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fayette County Board of Education requests approval of an amendment to its current 2010-2020 CEFP.  The amendment proposes that Meadow Bridge High School, grades 7-12, and Meadow Bridge Elementary School, grades PK‑6, consolidate/merge into a regional PK-12 newly constructed replacement school for all students in the Meadow Bridge attendance area.  The new facility, including the existing stand-alone gymnasium, will be used to create a comprehensive school for students in the Meadow Bridge attendance area as well as the bordering counties of Summers, Greenbrier, and Raleigh.  The consolidation/ merger of the Meadow Bridge schools will result in the provision of departmentalized instruction for students in grade 6 from certified teachers, full‑time art, music, physical education programs; career-technical education programs; access to more clubs; infusion of foreign language in elementary school; STEM/STEAM opportunities for all students; and a combined counseling service.  Students will be able to integrate into a middle school community with their peers. Fayette County currently operates 13 schools; this amendment, if approved, would eliminate a PK-6 school and reconfigure a 7-12 school into a PK‑12 school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the Fayette County Board of Education’s request to amend its 2010-2020 CEFP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Annual Appointment of WVBE Statutory Units/Liaisons - (Action)

 

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion is requested to appoint Daniel D. Snavely to the County Board Member Training Standards Review Committee; appoint Gary  Ray, Fayette County Board of Education, to the County Board Member Training Standards Review Committee; reappoint James S. Wilson to the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Board of Directors; reappoint Nancy J. White to the Educational Broadcasting Authority; appoint Miller L. Hall to the School Building Authority of West Virginia; and appoint Thomas W. Campbell to the Commission on Holocaust Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

XI.

Safe and Supportive Schools - (Information)

 

 

 

Jessica Griffith, Director, West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center

 

 

 

 

XII.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XIII.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XIV

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XV.

Future Meetings - (Information/Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

A motion is requested to approve the meeting schedule found in the attachment for September 2019 through August 2020.

Attachment I

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held September 11, 2019, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on September 12, 2019, if the agenda is not completed on September 11, 2019.

 

 

XVI.

Adjournment - (Action)