AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

February 14, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

(Notice: This agenda will continue on February 15 at 9:00 a.m. if not completed on February 14.)

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell, President

 

 

 

 

II.

Remarks from Governor's Staff - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

III.

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

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

IV.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

V.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

VI.

Thoughts from the Field - (Information)

 

 

 

Mylan Park Elementary School

 

 

 

 

VII.

Beyond Standards and Testing: Human Interaction and Learning Beyond the Classroom - (Information)

 

 

 

Anne Barth, TechConnect

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the January 10, 22, and 30, 2018, meetings of the WVBE be approved.

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitro High School is requesting a waiver that will enable the school to award a science credit to students who complete a concentration of four courses in Bioscience. The new program combines a number of standards from different science fields/courses to provide a comprehensive look at the biomedical and biotechnical fields. The four courses the school offers are Bioscience I and II, Agricultural Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, and a final course emphasizing scientific research with job shadowing opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Nitro High School's request for a waiver of Policy 2510, Section 5.4.a Adolescent Education Programming, related to high school science, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code 18A-2-3, Brooke, Mingo, McDowell, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wood County Schools, and the Roane-Jackson Multi-County Vocational Center have submitted a policy, and Webster County Schools has submitted an amended policy for the WVBEs approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policies for Brooke, Mingo, McDowell, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wood County Schools, the Roane‑Jackson Multi-County Vocational Center, and an amended policy for Webster 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 January 23, 2018, affidavits have been received and submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board from Clay, Mercer, Preston, and Taylor County Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

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

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Terry Harless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barbour County Board of Education requests approval for an amendment to its current 2010-2020 CEFP to include the addition of restrooms within the five existing early childhood classrooms at Philippi Elementary School in order to comply with Policy 6200, Handbook on Planning School Facilities, which requires restrooms within preschool classrooms, and Policy 2525, West Virginia's Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System, which requires that two adults be with all pre‑school children at all times. Either instruction has to be interrupted or Policy 2525 violated in order to provide supervision for any child that has to go to the restroom. Also, it is necessary to add an additional classroom at in the early childhood wing due to an increase in enrollment. Currently one pre-school class is located in the main section of the building causing the pre-school students to share restroom facilities with second and fourth grade students. The additional restrooms and the addition of one classroom in the early childhood wing will enable to school to comply with Policy 6200 and Policy 2525 and provide a facility that is more conducive to learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Teacher‑in‑Residence Program Recommendation - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In January 2018 the EPPRB review period, EPPRB members agreed on a recommendation of approval of Concord University's addition of a Teacher‑in‑Residence Program with Monroe 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 Teacher-in-Residence Agreements with West Virginia school districts. Policy 5100 supports the intended collaborative process to improve educator preparation programs and potential educators by incorporating program guidelines based on research and best practices. Support of continuous improvement and clear and consistent guidelines to West Virginia educator preparation programs will produce more effective educators in West Virginia schools, resulting in increased student learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the EPPRB recommendation of Concord University's addition of a Teacher‑in‑Residence Program with Monroe County be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Non‑traditional Instructional Day Application for Doddridge County Board of Education - (Action)

Attachment G

 

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-traditional Instructional Days (NTID) is a plan developed by counties to ensure the equivalent of 180 separate days of instruction is completed during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The Doddridge County Board of Education requests consent from the WVBE to use NTID when schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. NTID is a plan developed by counties to ensure the equivalent of 180 separate days of instruction is completed during the 2017-2018 school year. NTID in Doddridge County employs various methods to provide a full day of instruction delivered to students when they are not present in the school facility. During NTID educators are available the entire school day to assist students through various devices, or by phone. Students are able to complete assignments electronically or by other methods. School lunches will be provided during NTID and will be available to families. When the NTID is over, students have up to two days to submit completed work for evaluation by the educator. Included in the attachment is the application for the Doddridge County NTID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the NTID Application for Doddridge County be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Non‑traditional Instructional Day Application for Mason County Board of Education - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-traditional Instructional Days (NTID) is a plan developed by counties to ensure the equivalent of 180 separate days of instruction is completed during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The Mason County Board of Education requests consent from the WVBE to use NTID when schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. NTID in Mason County employs various methods to provide a full day of instruction delivered to students when they are not present in the school facility. Mason County Schools will provide grade level instructional materials that will go home with students via paper form. Students will also have the ability to turn in assignments online as well. Mason County Schools cannot verify that all students have an Internet service at home, so these Snow and Go packets will be given to all students in advance. The materials will also be available electronically on school websites. During NTID educators are available the entire school day to assist students through various devices, or by phone. Students are able to complete assignments electronically or by other methods. School lunches will be provided during NTID and will be available to families. When the NTID is over, students have up to three days to submit completed work for evaluation by the educator. Included in the attachment is the application for the Mason County NTID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the NTID Application for Mason County be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Non‑traditional Instructional Day Application for Mingo County Board of Education - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-traditional Instructional Days (NTID) is a plan developed by counties to ensure the equivalent of 180 separate days of instruction is completed during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The Mingo County Board of Education requests consent from the WVBE to use NTID when schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. NTID is a plan developed by counties to ensure the equivalent of 180 separate days of instruction is completed during the 2017-2018 school year. NTID in Mingo county employs various methods, including one to one devices with high school students, to provide a full day of instruction delivered to students when they are not present in the school facility. During NTID educators are available the entire school day to assist students through various devices, or by phone. Students are able to complete assignments electronically or by other methods. Back pack lunches will be provided during NTID and will be available to students. When the NTID is over, students have up to two days to submit completed work for evaluation by the educator. Included in the attachment is the application for the Mingo County NTID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the NTID Application for Mingo County be approved.

 

 

 

 

IX.

Superintendent Report - (Information)

 

 

 

X.

New Business

 

 

 

A.

Request for Statewide Waiver of Certain Provisions of Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAP) - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

A statewide waiver is requested of certain provisions of Policy 2340 at 126‑14‑3.58, 126‑14-3.61, 126-14-4.1, 126-14-4.1.a, 126-14-4.1.b, and 126‑14-4.5, 126‑14‑4.5.a to reflect the implementation of new assessments in the spring of 2018. Specifically, a waiver is requested to continue the previously approved waiver not to test students in grades 9 and 10 and to add the SAT School Day as a WV‑MAP assessment. The SAT School Day will be administered to all students in grade 11 except for those students with significant cognitive disabilities who take the West Virginia Alternate Assessment. This waiver also would incorporate the use of the SAT School Day as a college- and career-readiness assessment for grade 12 students who did not reach the college- and career‑readiness benchmark on the grade 11 West Virginia General Summative Assessment and who are enrolled in senior transition courses. Furthermore, the waiver would allow the check box for the Grade 12 College- and Career-Readiness Assessment on Appendix I, Verification of Training, to serve as verification that district and school personnel have been trained properly in the administration and security of the SAT School Day. Additionally, this waiver also changes the grade level for assessing science in high school from grade 10 to grade 11. This waiver is necessary to incorporate these changes prior to test administration in spring 2018 until a revised Policy 2340 is presented to the WVBE for placement on public comment.

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that the statewide waiver request of Policy 2340 at 126‑14-3.58, 126-14-3.61, 126-14-4.1, 126-14-4.1.a, 126-14-4.1.b, 126‑14‑4.5, and 126‑14‑4.5.a be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the waiver request.

 

 

 

 

B.

WVBE Personnel Matters and Update in Keller vs. West Virginia Board of Education, et al. - (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.

 

 

XI.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

XII.

WVBE Updates - (Information)

 

 

XIII.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

XIV.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held March 14, 2018, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on March 15, 2018, if the agenda is not completed on March 14, 2018.

 

 

XV.

Adjournment - (Action)