AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

July 8, 2020 - 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.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

In accordance with current guidelines and best practices recommended by federal and state health officials, only required staff will be permitted 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 4:00 p.m. on July 7 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.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the June 10, 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.

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

Attachment C-1, C-2, and C-3

 

 

 

 

Heather L. Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This item recommends approval of three waiver requests.

 

1) West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services requests a waiver to WVBE Policy 5100, section 6.6.b., Standards for Subject Area Content in EPP for its Master of Arts and Certification (MAC) Program. The MAC Program gives students who already have a bachelor’s degree in any field the opportunity to become professional educators. The institution requests that the content area requirement be waived upon the student’s successful completion of the Praxis II exams associated with their area of certification, which aligns with the requirements for students seeking initial certification by completing a WVDE approved alternate teaching certificate program.

2) West Virginia University Parkersburg requests a waiver to WVBE Policy 5100, section 6.7.b.5.E, which requires clinical placement in two grades, a lower and upper grade (K-6). Due to potentially changing deliver methods as a result of COVID19 issues, the institution has sought input from program participants and K-6 principals and believes that student teachers, cooperating teachers, and students would benefit from remaining in one classroom for an entire semester.

3) The Ohio County Board of Education requests a waiver of WVBE Policy 2510, section 5.4.g.1, Alternative Means to Earn High School Credit. The county requests the ability to record Algebra I as zero “grade points earned” on the transcripts of all students taking both Algebra I and Geometry while enrolled in middle school. The Algebra I credit would become part of the student’s permanent record but would not be used in calculating the student’s grade point average. This will allow students to enroll in four upper level math courses in high school, exposing students to more upper level courses during their high school career, and will maintain a level playing field with respect to grade point averages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The waivers and waiver criteria have been reviewed by WVDE staff and are recommended for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Amy Willard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monongalia County Board of Education respectfully requests approval of an amendment to their 2010-2020 CEFP to include a Major Improvement Project (MIP) at North Elementary School for replacement of an existing access/exit ramp with an access/exit stair tower linking the three permanent school buildings together.  This project will place all students under one common roof, eliminating exterior travel. In addition, by enclosing and connecting the buildings, an extra level of security will be in place, meeting the school's set safety standards, while enhancing the school environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

CAEP Accreditation Final Decisions for Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) (Spring 2020):  Shepherd University and West Virginia University Parkersburg - (Action)

Attachment E-1

Attachment E-2

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In May 2020, CAEP issued accreditation decisions to those EPPs who hosted full on-site reviews in the Spring of 2020.  Two institutions received full accreditation: Shepherd University and West Virginia University Parkersburg.  The West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) members met in June of 2020 and agreed with CAEPs decisions of Full Accreditation for Shepherd University and West Virginia University Parkersburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE accept the CAEP decisions and EPPRB's recommendations of Full Accreditation for Shepherd University and West Virginia University Parkersburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendations to Approve Davis and Elkins College’s Certification Programs for Special Education with Autism and Special Education without Autism AND Fairmont State University’s Certification Program for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - (Action)

Attachment F-1

Attachment F-2

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 provides 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPPRB members voted to recommend for approval:  1) Davis and Elkins College’s certification programs for Special Education with Autism and Special Education without Autism; and 2) Fairmont State University’s certification program for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Davis and Elkins College’s certification programs for Special Education with Autism and Special Education without Autism and Fairmont State University’s certification program for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

UPDATE:  Special Circumstance Review of Berkeley County Schools - (Information)

 

 

 

Charlene Coburn and Patrick K. Murphy, Superintendent, Berkeley County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

An update regarding the Special Circumstance Review of Berkeley County Schools will be presented.

 

 

 

 

VII.

Virtual School Programs in West Virginia - (Information)

 

 

 

Jan Barth, Bondy Gibson, Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools, and Valery Harper, Executive Director, Kanawha County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

Information regarding virtual school programs in Jefferson and Kanawha Counties will be presented.

 

 

 

 

VIII.

School Based Healthcare - (Information) 

(This presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m.)

 

 

 

F. Scott Rotruck, Kim Tieman, Program Director, Health and Human Resources Benedum Foundation, Sherri Ferrell, Executive Director, West Virginia Primary Care Association, and Dr. Kimberly Becher, Community Care of West Virginia

 

 

 

 

IX.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Policy 2520.1A, West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts - (Action)

Attachment G-1

Attachment G-2

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions to Policy 2520.1A included minimal language changes to improve clarity regarding the skills, dispositions, and knowledge students need to master in kindergarten through twelfth grade in order to be college- and career-ready readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. Revisions also provide for greater autonomy in the selection of curriculum as well as greater personalization for increased student success. Policy 2520.1A was also updated to include library media standards for kindergarten through grade 12 (Policy 2520.17).  During the comment period, 63 comments were received from 21 distinct commenters. Nine comments related to standard 28 in grades 4-12 and resulted in the removal of bullets and clarification of phrasing throughout those grade levels but did not change the intent. Two comments were provided by stakeholders on the standards revision team noting that an oversight had occurred in grade 8, standard 14 relating to the removal of text titles for greater student personalization and teacher autonomy; the text referred to was removed as a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 2520.1A, as amended and inclusive of the repeal of Policy 2520.17, Library Media Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools, be approved and effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Policy 2525, West Virginia’s Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System - (Action)

Attachment H-1

Attachment H-2

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions to Policy 2525 included minimal updates to the program assessment and continuous quality improvement section to include updates in federal regulations of pre-k collaborative partners, as well as supports for high-quality practices per the stakeholder group. Other minor changes were completed to ensure clarifying language regarding program assessment, pre-k eligibility, and environmental design, curriculum and assessment, and personnel.  Two public comments were received during the comment period.  One comment resulted in minor changes in one sentence in the Program Assessment and Continuous Quality and Improvement section.  These changes are clarifying and provide consistent language throughout the section but do not change intent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 2525 be approved and effective 30 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), Series 2, Athletics, Provisions Governing Eligibility, and Series 3, Provisions Governing Contests - (Action)

Attachment I-1

Attachment I-2

 

 

 

Bernie Dolan, Executive Director, WVSSAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendments to WVSSAC Series 2 and 3 were placed on a 30 day public comment in May 2020.  Four comments were received during the comment period resulting in no changes to the rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVSSAC recommends that the proposed amendments to WVSSAC Series 2 and Series 3 be approved and effective 60 days from filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

X.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XI.

WVBE Member Updates - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XII.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

XIII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

The WVBE will meet July 31, 2020, to conduct interviews for the position of Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.  The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held August 12, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The meeting will continue August 13, 2020, if the agenda is not completed on August 12, 2020.

 

 

XIV.

Election of Officers - (Action)

 

 

 

David G. Perry

 

 

 

 

XV.

Adjournment - (Action)