AMENDED AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

July 8, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on July 9 at 9:00 a.m.)

 

 

I.

Welcome - Introductions - Pledge of Allegiance - Call to Order

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.

Recognitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.

Annual Report - W. Va. Code §18-3-12. Special Community Development School Pilot Program - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Martirano, Mary Catherine Funk, Ronald E. Duerring and  Kareena Garner, Kanawha County Schools, and Pastor Matthew J.  Watts, Grace Bible Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

ATTACHMENT A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the June 10, 2015, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

ATTACHMENT B

 

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Martirano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

ATTACHMENT C

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One county has submitted a request for a first time waiver to delay the adoption of instructional materials for one year. The waiver presented is for: Wayne County (K-5 health/wellness).  The waiver request has been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure WVBE waiver criteria have been met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended for approval is one first time request to delay the adoption of instructional materials for one year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Summer School - (Action)

ATTACHMENT D

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs states, "All summer school programs shall be submitted to the West Virginia Board of Education for approval." This item recommends action for all schools in the state seeking approval to operate a summer school program during the summer of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the 2015 summer school programs, as found in the attachment, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Approval of Local Board of Education Policies for Embedded Credit  - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2510, section 5.4.f.1.B., states “County boards of education are encouraged to establish policy which permits a student who masters the approved content standards for a credit bearing high school course that are embedded within a second course to receive credit for both courses.”  If these embedded courses are used to meet graduation requirements, the county policy must be reviewed by the WVDE and approved by the WVBE.

 

One additional county has submitted their local policy and required documents for embedded credit courses. The policy and course documents have been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure alignment with appropriate Next Generation content standards. Copies of the local policies and documents may be viewed at county-dual-and-embedded-credit-policies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the embedded credit policy for Tucker County be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Approval of Local Board of Education Policies for Dual Credit  - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2510 section 5.4.f.1.C. states “County boards of education shall adopt policies that allow students to earn credit for completion of college courses and other advanced courses outside the school setting.  If these courses, including dual credit courses, are used to meet graduation requirements, the county policy must be reviewed by the WVDE and approved by the WVBE.”

 

One additional county has submitted their local policy and required documents for dual credit courses. The policy has been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure that policies specify that each dual credit course shall meet both the specified course content standards and objectives for secondary offerings and the college course requirements. Copies of the local policy and course documents may be viewed at https://sites.google.com/a/wvde.k12.wv.us/county-dual-and-embedded-credit-policies/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the dual credit policy for Doddridge County be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Report on Waiver of Policy 2510 Regarding High School Mathematics Sequences - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 12, 2015, the WVBE approved a waiver of Policy 2510 that allows counties to choose the high school mathematics sequence option they will provide students.

·       Option 1: The current pathway, known as the international or integrated course sequence of Math I, Math II and Math III.

·       Option 2: The pathway known as the traditional course sequence of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.

Any county that chooses Option 2 must provide the WVBE assurance that students who have begun their high school course sequence in Option 1 shall be given the opportunity to complete that three-year sequence or provide the WVBE with a transition plan to ensure students will not be penalized for the change in mathematics course sequences.  Two additional counties, Taylor and Wyoming, (total of 29 counties) have provided information on the mathematics sequence they will use in 2015-2016; 12 of the 27 have chosen to implement Option 2 (traditional math sequence of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II). Documentation may be viewed at:  https://sites.google.com/a/wvde.k12.wv.us/county-high-school-math-sequence/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Office of Institutional Education Programs - School Calendars - (Action)

ATTACHMENT E

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Office of Institutional Education Programs provides direct educational service to juveniles.  The school calendars for each of these facilities are in the attachment for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Office of Institutional Education Programs' school calendars be approved and that authority to approve minor amendments to the school calendars, as needed, for good cause, be granted to the Chief Officer, Division of Career Technical Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Step 7 Plans - (Action)

ATTACHMENT F

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Boards of Education are required to submit a plan for the improvement of instructional programs to the WVBE for approval prior to expending the funds appropriated by the Legislature under Step 7 of the Public Schools Support Program.  The Step 7 plans for the 2015-2016 school year have been received from all 55 county boards of education and have been reviewed by WVDE staff.  Funds are allocated for improvement of instructional programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Step 7 Plans submitted by the 55 county boards of education for the 2015-2016 school year be approved as submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Report of 2014-2015 Waivers of WVBE Policies and Regulations, Superintendent's Interpretations and State Statutes and Legislative Rules - (Information)

ATTACHMENT G

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The attachment provides information on waiver requests and their disposition for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Report of Policy 4355, High School Diplomas for Veterans - (Information)

ATTACHMENT H

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of June 30, 2015, the WVBE received 22 additional applications for school years 2013-2104 and 2014-2015.  A total of 1,517 diplomas have been awarded through Operation Recognition in connection with Policy 4355.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) Recommendation for Approval of Seven Program Proposals and Two Additional Counties for an Existing Approved Teacher-in-Residence Program - (Action)

ATTACHMENT I

 

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 18, 2015, the West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) members voted to recommend for approval the following proposed programs: Revised Driver's Education Program,  (Shepherd University); Revised Master's of Educational Leadership and revised Educational Leadership Certificate and new Biology Education (Salem International University); New Earth and Space Science Education (Ohio Valley University); New Multi-categorical Undergraduate (Fairmont State University); Revised Wellness Education (West Virginia State University); Additional County Teacher-in-Residence Agreements - Putnam and Mason (Marshall University).  The major function of the  EPPRB is to review and make recommendations to the WVBE regarding new and continuing educator preparations programs of study leading to licensure and Teacher-in-Residence partnerships with school districts. The EPPRB structure supports the intended collaborative process to improve educator preparation programs and potential educators by incorporating program guidelines based on research and best practices.  This request also enables school districts to fill teaching vacancies with effectively prepared, qualified educators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve the EPPRB's recommendation of the following:  Revised Driver's Education Program (Shepherd University); Revised Master's of Educational Leadership and revised Educational Leadership Certificate and new Biology Education (Salem International University); New Earth and Space Science Education (Ohio Valley University); New Multi-categorical Undergraduate (Fairmont State University); Revised Wellness Education (West Virginia State University); Additional County Teacher‑in‑Residence Agreements - Putnam and Mason (Marshall University).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Consideration of Executing New Agreement to Provide Education Services to Board of Child Care at Falling Waters - (Discussion/Action)

(This item will take place on July 8 at approximately 1:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Green, Mary Catherine Funk, Charles M. Johnson, Esq., Laurie Anne Spagnola, President, and Jacqueline Columbia, West Virginia Director, Board of Child Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representatives of the Board of Child Care at Falling Waters and Jacob Green will present progress to date regarding the possible execution of a new Agreement between the WVBE and the Board of Child Care at Falling Waters to provide education services.

 

This item may involve an Executive Session as provided in W. Va. Code §6-9A-4 [matters involving attorney‑client privilege per Peters v. County Commission, 205 W. Va. 481 (1999)], and (2) the Board majority votes to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recommendation regarding executing an Agreement may be presented and action may be taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Series 2, 3 and 4 - (Action)

(This item will take place on July 9 at approximately 9:00 a.m.)

ATTACHMENT

J-1, J-2 and J-3

 

 

 

 

Gary Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven proposals are submitted to the WVBE by the WVSSAC for consideration:  1) to allow schools to maintain a freshman team, but play a junior varsity football team without losing eligibility; 2) to limit participation to a bona fide move of at least one county away to help limit the number of transfers based solely upon athletic participation; 3) to clarify current rule; 4) to enhance the development of athletes within the state of West Virginia by allowing certified high school and middle school coaches work with them year round; 5) to align rule 127-3-9.6.c with current testing procedure; 6) to allow schools to maintain a freshman team, but play a junior varsity football team without losing eligibility; and, 7) to clarify current rules and bring rules in line with a West Virginia Supreme Court decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVSSAC recommends and a motion is requested that Series 2, 3 and 4 be approved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

2015-2016 Statewide Professional Development Goals - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Va. Code §18-2I-3 requires the WVBE to establish goals for professional development in the public schools of the state.  Upon adoption, these goals must be communicated to professional development providers who shall submit their offerings for inclusion in the Master Plan for Statewide Professional Development.

 

The proposed goals for professional development are:

1.     Establish and sustain effective collaborative learning teams in schools and districts in alignment with the board standards for professional learning and a cycle of continuous improvement.

2.     Increase deep content knowledge and proficiency in designing and delivering standards-driven instruction and assessments for all PK-12 West Virginia educators.

3.     Improve leadership competencies for principals and assistant principals to support highly quality teaching and learning.

4.     Utilize the educators’ evaluation system as an important component of continuous educator development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion is requested to approve the goals for professional development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Policy 2520.15, Early Learning Standards Framework Content Standards and Learning Criteria for West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten - (Action)

ATTACHMENT K

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE Policy 2520.15 was revised last in 2010, and since that time the establishment of West Virginia Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten as a programmatic unit (Early Learning Readiness Grades) per WVBE Policy 2510 has necessitated a stronger alignment between the pre-k and k grade levels across all content areas.  Since the previous revision, federal Head Start child outcomes were also revised.  This revision includes this consideration as well.  The revised policy provides a stronger alignment to the language and format of kindergarten content standards and objectives across content areas, resulting in continuity of services for all children who transition from pre-k to kindergarten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that Policy 2520.15 be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs - (Action)

ATTACHMENT L

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5100 has been revised to propose newly available Praxis assessments and changes to existing WVBE-required assessments.  Proposed revisions also clarify language regarding clinical experience; add a general integrated mathematics endorsement; and clarify the alternative educator preparation program review process based upon new legislative changes in W. Va. Code §18A-3-1, guided by WVBE Policy 5901.  Policy 5100 establishes collaborative program review processes to ensure the educator programs are designed to produce educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be effective in the P-12 classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion to requested that proposed revisions to Policy 5100 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classification - (Action)

ATTACHMENT M

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5202 establishes the requirements regarding the licensure of educators to work in the public schools of West Virginia.  As changes occur in education, certification, and licensure, Policy 5202 must be revised to meet the needs of the 21st century education system.  The revisions to Policy 5202 assure appropriate certification of educators for licensure to work in the public schools of West Virginia in order to meet the needs of all students in the 21st century as part of the cycle of continuous improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion to requested that proposed revisions to Policy 5202 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

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

ATTACHMENT Mc

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5901 establishes the requirements and guidelines for developing alternative certification programs for the education of teachers.  The policy creates alternative means for a qualified person to earn a professional teaching certificate by authorizing a school or school district to offer a rigorous program for teacher certification in partnership with a regionally accredited IHE, an entity affiliated with a regionally accredited IHE, the WVDE or a RESA.  Policy 5901 is being repealed and replaced with an update version more conducive to the current needs of West Virginia schools and school districts.  The revised Policy 5901 will impact public education by filing the need for certified teachers in West Virginia classrooms.  Policy 5901 provides a means for skilled individuals to earn professional teacher licensure while teaching in a classroom in an area of critical need and shortage.  Students will benefit in having a teacher who is qualified and certified to teach the subject matter being taught.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel - (Action)

ATTACHMENT N

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The educator evaluation system promotes professional growth and development that advances student learning in West Virginia schools; defines and promotes high standards for performance of professional personnel; provides data that indicate the effectiveness of professional personnel; provides data for educator preparation programs to assist in identifying areas of need and in guiding program improvement; and, establishes county and school evaluation data that serve as a basis for professional development that specifically targets the area(s) identified for professional growth. Language has been revised to support the change in the use of student growth data; beginning in 2015-2016, 15 percent of the evaluation for RLA and Math teachers shall be based upon student growth determined by the results of the state summative assessment.  The educator evaluation system promotes professional growth and development that advances student learning in West Virginia schools.  By utilizing the West Virginia Educator Evaluation System, West Virginia students will have greater access to highly effective teachers and leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion to requested that proposed revisions to Policy 5310 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Office of Institutional Education Programs - Initiation of Education Services at Pressley Ridge Laurel Park, Clarksburg, West Virginia - (Action)

ATTACHMENT S

 

 

 

 

Kathy D'Antoni and Jacob Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pressley Ridge Laurel Park is a 40 bed facility serving Level II male and female youth in West Virginia.  The Office of Institutional Education Programs (OIEP) operates an on-grounds school at two other Pressley Ridge facilities in West Virginia, both of which are 40 beds or more.  The addition of this school would allow for a WVBE/WVDE on-grounds school at all Pressley Ridge facilities in West Virginia with 40 beds or more and allow the OIEP to better serve these students by applying our methods and processes to serve institutionalized youth in West Virginia.  Approval is requested to hire a school principal, school counselor, school secretary, four classroom teachers, and a transition specialist to serve the students in this facility.  Positions for this project are as a result of reductions in force at the Salem Correctional Center and Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Center.  No additional positions have been created for this project; the school will operate within the existing OIEP budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve the initiation of educational services beginning July 15, 2015, at Pressley Ridge Laurel Park in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

 

If the initiation of educational services at Pressley Ridge Laurel Park is approved, it is further recommended and a motion is requested to approve the school calendar for Pressley Ridge Laurel Park, and that authority to approve minor amendments to the school calendar, as needed, for good cause, be granted to the Chief Officer, Division of Career Technical Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

WVBE Personnel Matters inclusive of the Personnel Attachment and Review and Consideration of Applications for the Position of Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - (Action)

ATTACHMENT O

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[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)], and (2) the Board majority votes 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Capacity Building for Priority Schools and Intervention Counties - (Information)

ATTACHMENT P

 

 

 

Michele Blatt and Ted Mattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

IX.

Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Director’s Information - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Consideration of Gilmer County School District's Intervention Status  - (Action)

(This item will take place on July 8 at approximately 11:30 a.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This matter 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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A motion regarding the Gilmer County School District's intervention status may be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

X.

Superintendent Reports - (Information)

(This item will take place on July 8 at approximately 2:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

2014-2015 Personnel Data Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Educational Personnel Data Report (http://wvde.state.wv.us/forms/personnel-report/reports/public/) is published annually and presents statistics about the educator workforce in West Virginia.  Included in the 2014-2015 report also is data about recent college graduates who completed educator preparation programs in West Virginia.  The purpose of the Educational Personnel Data Report is to provide descriptive data about West Virginia's professional educators and educator preparation programs.  Data will be utilized to inform the development of educational policies and programs, as well as to respond to personnel demands at the local level in order to meet the needs of students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

West Virginia Universal Pre-K Update - (Information)

ATTACHMENT Q

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual report for the West Virginia Universal Pre-K Program will be shared with the Board.  Three-year trend data, as well as the most recent national quality rankings, will be provided in this report.  High-quality Pre‑K services as part of a comprehensive approach to early learning help ensure children are well-equipped with strong dispositions to learning for kindergarten and beyond. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

General Summative Assessment Update - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Standards Evaluation Online Demonstration - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XI.

Update - West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Actions for Improved Outcomes - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin, Donna Hoylman Peduto, and WVBE Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

WVBE Finance Committee Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

XII.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIII.

WVBE Coordinator of Board Agencies Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.

WVBE RESA Liaison Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

XV.

Items for Future Consideration - (Information/Discussion)

ATTACHMENT R

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Election of Officers - (Action)

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Future Meetings - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held August 12, 2015, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on August 13, 2015, if the agenda is not completed on August 12, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVIII.

Adjournment - (Action)