AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

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

 

 

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order             

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Remarks from Governor's Staff - (Information)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

III.

Remarks from the Chairs of House and Senate Education - (Information)     

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

V.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Amendment - Nicholas County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) 2010-2020 - (Action)

 

 

 

Terry Harless and Donna Burge-Tetrick, Superintendent, Nicholas County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nicholas County Board of Education plans to consider an amendment to its 2010‑2020 CEFP at its meeting on May 7, 2018.  If an amendment is approved, the Nicholas County Board of Education will seek approval of its CEFP from the State Board of Education and the School Building Authority. It is anticipated that the amendment will address Richwood High School, Richwood Middle School, Nicholas County High School, Summersville Elementary School, Summersville Middle School, and Nicholas County Career and Technical Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the Nicholas County CEFP.

 

 

 

 

 

VII.

Introduction of WVDE Division of Support and Accountability Staff - (Information)

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine and Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Policy 6200, Handbook on Planning School Facilities, and Policy 6204, School Closings and Consolidations - (Discussion/Action)

Attachment A-1

Attachment A-2

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 6200 and Policy 6204.

 

 

 

 

 

IX.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the April 11, 2018, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five requests have been received for waivers of Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education, Regulations for Education Programs. 1) Jackson County Schools is requesting a waiver that will allow the county’s two high schools to award a graduation credit in The Arts (Theatre) to students who successfully complete a course in Creative Writing (Section 5.4. Adolescent Education Programming related to high school credit in The Arts); 2) Cabell County Schools is requesting a waiver that will allow the county’s two high schools to award a graduation credit in civics to students who will be seniors in 2018-2019 and who successfully complete JROTC IV (Section 5.4. Adolescent Education Programming related to high school social studies credit); 3) Wyoming County Schools is requesting a waiver that will allow the county’s two 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); 4) Jefferson County Schools is requesting a waiver to allow an Advanced Placement teacher to delay participation in required training until the summer of 2019 (Section 7.5.c.8.A related to required training for teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) courses); and, 5) Kanawha County Schools is requesting a waiver to allow an Advanced Placement teacher to delay participation in required training until the summer of 2019 (Section 7.5.c.8.A related to required training for teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) courses).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the five waiver requests be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3, Wirt County Schools has submitted an amended policy for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage amended policy for Wirt County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3(c)(2)(G), as of May 1, 2018, affidavits have been received and submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board from Boone, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mercer, Mingo, Taylor, Wirt, Wood, Roane‑Jackson Technical Center, and the WVDE Office of Diversion and Transition Programs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

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

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wirt County Board of Education requests an amendment to its 2010-2020 CEFP to install doors/windows and to make upgrades to the front entrance/bathrooms at Wirt County High School. This amendment is required because Wirt County has submitted this work to the SBA of West Virginia for funding.  These improvements will enhance the learning environment at this school.                             .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation to Approve WVU's WVUteach Licensure Program for Mathematics 5-Adult - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the February 2018 review period, the EPPRB reviewed WVU's WVUteach Mathematics 5-Adult program of study leading to educator licensure. The EPPRB recommends that the WVBE to approve WVU's WVUteach Mathematics 5-Adult program of study leading to educator licensure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the WVUteach licensure program for mathematics 5-Adult be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Appointment to the Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACEPPRB makes recommendations to the WVBE regarding initial and continuing alternative certification educator preparation program approval.  Such programs will make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a professional teaching certificate that will help in staffing vacancies in critical shortage areas. The current vacancy scheduled to be filled is a middle school teacher. The WVDE submits: Kathryn Davis a middle school teacher from Putnam County to the WVBE for consideration as an appointee to the ACEPPRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Kathryn Davis be appointed to serve a three‑year term on the ACEPPRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Appointments to the West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards (WVCPTS) - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the WVCPTS is to ensure that every student is served by competent educators who meet rigorous preparation and licensure standards.  The WVCPTS makes recommendations of standards and practices for the development and approval of preparation programs, licensures and continuing development of educational personnel. The current vacancies scheduled to be filled are: an elementary school principal, a County Board Member, and a Layperson. The WVDE recommends: Lee Jones, elementary school principal from Fayette County, Pat Gray, County Board member from Fayette, and Stephanie Hyre a Layperson to the WVBE for consideration as an appointee to the WVCPTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE request Lee Jones, elementary school principal from Fayette County, Pat Gray, County Board member from Fayette, and Stephanie Hyre a Layperson be appointed to serve a three-year term on the WVCPTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind School 2018-2019 School Calendar – (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind 2018-2019 school calendar be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

X.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

XI.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE Personnel Matters Inclusive of Update in Keller v. West Virginia Board of Education, et al., Potential Termination of Employment of an Employee at RESA 8, and Potential Action Regarding Continuation of Position of Board Attorney – (Action)

Attachment K

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

[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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the potential termination of employment of an employee at RESA 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding continuation of the position of Board Attorney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 3233, Establishment and Operation of Regional Education Service Agencies (W. Va. 126CSR72) - (Action)

Attachment L

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Va. Code §18-2-26(a) - "The regional education service agencies previously established by this section and W. Va. 126CSR72, filed October 15, 2015, and effective November 16, 2015, shall remain and may continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of this section prior to its amendment and reenactment at the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2017, and with said rule, unless and until modified by a cooperative agreement entered into by county boards within the agency boundaries or dissolved by said county boards: Provided, That on July 1, 2018, the regional education service agencies as provided under prior provisions of this section are dissolved."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It recommended and a motion is requested to repeal Policy 3233 effective July 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

XII.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

XIII.

WVBE Updates - (Information)

 

 

XIV.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

XV.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held June 13, 2018, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on June 14, 2018, if the agenda is not completed on June 13, 2018.

 

 

XVI.

Adjournment - (Action)