AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

January 13, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.

(This meeting will be conducted virtually; only required staff will be allowed in the meeting room.)

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

III.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

The January 13, 2021, WVBE meeting will be conducted virtually; only required staff will be allowed in the meeting room. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/boe/live.html.

 

 

 

 

 

Delegations are welcome to submit written comments no later than 3:00 p.m. on January 12 to:

     West Virginia Board of Education

     Capitol Building 6, Room 351

     1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

     Charleston, West Virginia 25305

     Email:  vharris@k12.wv.us

 

 

 

 

IV.

Recognition(s) 

 

 

 

 

V.

Resumption of In-Person Instruction and School Recovery Planning – (Information/Action)

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the resumption of in-person instruction and school recovery planning.

 

 

 

 

VI.

Superintendent Report

 

 

 

Finance Update - Amy Willard and Phil Uy - (Information)

 

 

 

Early Literacy Annual Report - Monica DellaMea - (Information)

 

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Michele Blatt - (Information)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the December 16, 2020, meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage - (Action)

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3, Barbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Mercer, Mingo, Pendleton, Preston, and Roane County Schools have submitted policies for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policies for Barbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Mercer, Mingo, Pendleton, Preston, and Roane County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation of Addition of Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Programs for Davis and Elkins College with Pocahontas County and University of Charleston with Mason County - (Action)

Attachment D-1

Attachment D-2

 

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December 2020, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of Davis and Elkins College’s addition of a TIR Program with Pocahontas County and University of Charleston’s addition of a TIR Program with Mason County.

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of Davis and Elkins College’s addition of a TIR Program with Pocahontas County and University of Charleston’s addition of a TIR Program with Mason County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation to Approve Fairmont State University’s Educational Leadership Certificate and Superintendent Certificate, and Revision of West Liberty University’s Multi-categorical (SLD, BD, MI) including Autism K-6, 5-Adult, and Gifted 1-12 - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPPRB members voted to recommend for approval Fairmont State University’s Educational Leadership Certificate, Superintendent Certificate, and the revision of West Liberty University’s Multi-categorical (SLD, BD, MI) including Autism K-6, 5-Adult; and Gifted 1-12.

 

The main function of the EPPRB is to review and make recommendations to the WVBE regarding the approval of educator preparation programs of study leading to teacher certification.  Policy 5100 provided guidelines and procedures for the approval of educator preparation programs leading to licensure in West Virginia and Policy 5202 provides guidelines and procedures for the issuance of licensure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of Fairmont State University’s Educational Leadership Certificate and Superintendent Certificate, AND the revision of West Liberty University’s Multi-categorical (SLD, BD, MI) including Autism K‑6, 5-Adult; and Gifted 1-12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation to Accept CAEP Accreditation Final Decisions for Educator Preparation Programs (Fall 2020) for Appalachian Bible College, Concord University, and Davis and Elkins College - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In October 2020, CAEP issued their accreditation decisions to those EPPS who hosted full on-site reviews in the Spring of 2019.  Three institutions, Appalachian Bible College, Concord University and Davis and Elkins College, received full accreditation.  EPPRB members met in December 2020 and agreed with the CAEP decisions granting Full Accreditation to Appalachian Bible College, Concord University and Davis and Elkins College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the CAEP decisions and EPPRB’s recommendation of Full Accreditation for Appalachian Bible College, Concord University and Davis and Elkins College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

2020-2030 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)

 

 

 

 

Amy Willard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 6200 requires all local boards of education to submit a ten-year Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) to the WVBE and the School Building Authority of West Virginia (SBA) for approval.  Approval of the 10-year CEFP is required before a county can be considered for funding from the SBA. The ten-year CEFPs for the following counties/career technical center have been reviewed by the staff of the WVDE Office of School Facilities and the SBA for compliance with WVBE Policy 6200 and the SBA Guidelines and Procedures Handbook:  Berkeley, Braxton, Clay, Grant, Ohio, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Roane, Summers, Tyler, and Wood Counties and the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

Attachment

G-1, G-2, G-3,

G-4, G-5, G-6,

G-7, G-8, G-9,

G-10, G-11,

G-12, G-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the 2020-2030 CEFPs submitted by the following county boards of education/career technical center be approved:   Berkeley, Braxton, Clay, Grant, Ohio, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Roane, Summers, Tyler, and Wood Counties and the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Appointment to West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Board of Review - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVSSAC, Series 1, Constitution, section 13.1.a, states “. . . the Review Board shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the WVBE upon recommendation by the State Superintendent. . . . All members of the Review Board shall be residents of the State of West Virginia.”  A vacancy has occurred representing the West Virginia State Medical Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In compliance with WVSSAC Series 1, the State Superintendent recommends that Dr. Paul Legg, an orthopedic surgeon in the Charleston area, be appointed to the WVSSAC Board of Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Policy 5901, Regulations for Alternative Certification Programs for the Education of Teachers - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5901 has been revised for the purpose of establishing rules for new licensure pathways identified in W. Va. Code §18A-3-1j, refining existing requirements of state approved alternative certification programs, and describing the licensure process for program participants.  Policy 5202 provides requirements for conversion of the Provisional (Professional) Teaching Certificate to a Professional Teaching Certificate. Revisions include a description of the requirements and application process for additional alternative preparation programs to prepare teachers established or adopted solely by the WVBE; eliminating a requirement that alternative certification program providers must submit evidence of each candidate’s successful completion of a valid and reliable performance assessment instrument after July 1, 2021; adjusting timelines associated with initial approval status; refining aspects of the program review process for receiving continuing approval status and the Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board's role in the process; defining aspects of probationary approval status; adjusting instructional focuses to include trauma informed and social-emotional best practices; and making necessary formatting adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 5901 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[WVBE personnel and/or legal 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.

 

 

 

 

IX.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

X.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

XI.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held February 10, 2021, in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

 

XII.

Adjournment - (Action)