The state Board of Education occasionally takes its meetings out of Charleston to rotating counties throughout the state in an effort to allow more people to interact with the board than otherwise would be able to in Charleston. The mobile meetings also give board members the opportunity to visit many of the state’s schools.
The April meeting agenda includes action on the Office of Education Performance Audits’ report on the Randolph County central office. The state board declared a state of emergency in Randolph County in 2008 and has been working with the county since to address deficiencies.
In addition, the board will address a memorandum of understanding among members of the Common Ground: Education and Military Partnership. The Common Ground Partnership is dedicated to ensuring every military child’s right to a quality education regardless of location or how often the family moves.
The board also will consider a memorandum of understanding between the Fayette County Board o Education and Mount Hope Heritage and Hope Inc., which allows for the transfer of Mount Hope High School to the nonprofit organization for use as a community center. Other items include a technology update for digital learning and updates to West Virginia’s Universal Pre-K system.
The complete agenda is available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/minutes/current/AGENDA1.htm.
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