AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

December 11, 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.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the November 13, 2019, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendation to Approve an Addendum to Kanawha County's BEST (Alternative Certification Program for General Education), in Partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Adding General Integrated Mathematics and Geometry Endorsements for Grades 5-AD - (Action)

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACEPPRB members voted to recommend for approval an addendum to Kanawha County's BEST program for general education, in partnership with the WVDE, which adds the endorsements of General Integrated Mathematics 5-AD and Geometry 5-AD to the list of previously approved endorsements. All other aspects of the alternative certification program will remain the same. The major function of the ACEPPRB is to review and make recommendations to the WVBE regarding approval of new and continuing alternative certification educator preparation programs of study leading to teaching certification and licensure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve the program addendum to Kanawha County's BEST alternative certification program for general education, in partnership with the WVDE, to add the endorsements of General Integrated Mathematics 5-AD and Geometry 5-AD to the list of previously approved endorsements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation of Addition of Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program for West Virginia University (WVU) - (Action)

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In October 2019 EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of WVU’s addition of a TIR Program with Doddridge 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 also for TIR Agreements with West Virginia school districts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the EPPRB's recommendation of approval of WVU’s addition of a TIR Program with Doddridge County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

VIII.

WVBE/WVDE Joint Strategic Plan - (Information)

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine and W. Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

IX.

Yearlong Residency for Teacher Candidates - (Information)

 

 

 

Lisa Hedrick and Keri Ferro, Director of Statewide Academic Initiatives, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

 

 

 

 

X.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE/West Virginia School Board Association School Board Member Training Standards Review Committee Procedures of Operation – (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

David G. Perry and Howard O’Cull, Executive Director, West Virginia School Board Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County boards members have been required to receive seven clock hours training annually since 1990. Shortly after the passage of legislation requiring training, the West Virginia School Board Association assembled a committee to review training programs and report clock hours training board members received to the State Board. At the behest of the association, that committee – County Board Member Training Standards Review Committee (TSRC) – was codified as an entity of the WVBE. The TSRC operates under a series of Procedures which were last revised in 2012. The Procedures codify current TSRC practices and emphasize county board member training as a central way to advance county boards’ accountability for student achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to adopt the School Board Member Training Standards Review Committee Procedures of Operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2510 has been reformatted to focus around programmatic requirements of early/elementary; middle; and high school learning.  Additionally, responsibilities of the school, local education agency, county board of education (new section), WVDE, and WVBE have been placed under their respective entities.  Minor proposed content revisions are found at the early and elementary level. The middle level programing provides a focus on career exploration and social and emotional behaviors. More substantive proposed revisions are included in high school programming that allow more flexibility in scheduling, both for schools and the individual student. The revisions are consistent with feedback and recommendations from stakeholders (West Virginia educators, parents, principals, county chief instructional leaders, superintendents, educator associations, and others).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2510 on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 2322, West Virginia System of Support and Accountability - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2322 revises the accountability system for West Virginia public schools and counties and presents a coherent and aligned set of expectations necessary to transform counties into outcome-focused, innovative, and accountable learning organizations.  Policy 2200, Local School Improvement Councils, which provides guidance for the development of Local School Improvement Councils to engage parents, family, students, business, and the community in continuous improvement, has been incorporated into Policy 2322 and is recommended for repeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2322, inclusive of the repeal of Policy 2200, on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XII.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held January 8, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue on January 9, 2020, if the agenda is not completed on January 8, 2020.

 

 

XIV.

Adjournment - (Action)