AMENDED AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Blaney House

Hank and Joanne Barnette Boardroom

948 Riverview Drive

Morgantown, West Virginia

September 7, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on September 8 at 9:00 a.m.)

(Streaming is not available for this meeting.)

 

 

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Welcome 

 

 

 

E. Gordon Gee, JD, Ed.D., President, West Virginia University

 

 

 

 

 

III.

Spotlight on Monongalia County Schools

 

 

 

Frank Devono, Ed.D., Superintendent, Monongalia County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

IV.

Remarks from Gypsy M. Denzine, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University

 

 

 

(This presentation will take place on September 7 at 3:45 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

V.

Remarks from Joyce McConnell, JD, LLM, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, West Virginia University

 

 

 

(This presentation will take place on September 8 at 11:00 a.m.)

 

 

 

 

VI.

Remarks from Clay Marsh, MD, Vice President of Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, West Virginia University

 

 

 

(This presentation will take place on September 8 at 9:00 a.m.)

 

 

 

 

VII.

Remarks from Governor's Staff

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Remarks from the Chairs of House and Senate Education

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

IX.

Recognition(s)

 

 

 

 

X.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

XI.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

XII.

Superintendent Reports - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

 

XIII.

WVBE Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the August 9 and 24, 2017, meetings of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Personnel Matters - (Information)

Attachment B

 

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

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

Attachment C

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabell, Mingo, Pendleton and Roane County Schools have requested waivers of WVBE Policy 2510 Section 7.5.c.8.A related to requiring professional development for Advanced Placement Teachers.  Webster County Schools has requested a waiver of WVBE Policy 2510, Section 6.2.e.1.A relating to online or virtual schools. The waivers and waiver criteria have been reviewed by WVDE staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that that Cabell, Mingo, Pendleton and Roane Counties’ first time waivers of Policy 2510, section 7.5.c.8.A, be approved and that Webster County’s first time waiver of Policy 2510, section 6.2.e.1.A 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, Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, and Monongalia County Schools have submitted a policy for the WVBE’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the Employment of Substitute Teachers in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage policies for Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, and Monongalia County Schools be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

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

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  During the Summer 2017 West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board's (EPPRB) review period, the EPPRB agreed on a recommendation of approval to the WVBE of West Virginia Wesleyan College's addition of a Teacher-in-Residence Program - Randolph County and Davis & Elkins College's addition of a Teacher-in-Residence Program - Randolph County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The EPPRB recommends approval of West Virginia Wesleyan College's addition of a Teacher-in-Residence Program - Randolph County and Davis & Elkins College's addition of a Teacher-in-Residence Program - Randolph County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XV.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

West Virginia's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

Steven L. Paine and Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia's ESSA Plan articulates how West Virginia’s schools will implement the various requirements of federal legislation. Major component sections of the plan include:  school accountability and support for improvement, support for excellent educators, and, support for all students.  West Virginia’s ESSA Plan, as amended in response to public stakeholder meetings and public comments, will be distributed at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that West Virginia's ESSA Plan be approved for submission to the United States Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding West Virginia's ESSA Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Amendment - Brooke County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) - (Action)        (This item will be taken up on September 8 at 9:15 a.m.)

Attachment G

 

 

 

Terry Harless and Toni Shute, Superintendent, Brooke County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brooke County Board of Education requests approval for an amendment to its current 2010-2020 CEFP to include the closure of Colliers Primary and Lauretta B. Millsop Primary in the northern area, and Beech Bottom Primary in the southern area.  This will consolidate students in grades K-2 into reconfigured Hooverson Heights Primary and students in grades 3-4 into reconfigured Jefferson Primary in the northern area, and consolidate students in K-2 into reconfigured Wellsburg Primary and students in grades 3-4 into reconfigured Franklin Primary in the southern area.  The closure of three schools and the re-configuration of four schools will provide Brooke County teachers with more flexibility in grouping/distributing students as relates to academic ability levels and special needs.  Age differences in the students in each school will be reduced from 1-5 years to 1-2 years. Collaboration will be enhanced with more grade level teachers in one school.  There will also be a cost savings as there will be four primary/intermediate schools instead of seven. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon the information provided, the WVDE recommends that the Brooke County Board of Education's request to amend its CEFP be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding the Brooke County Board of Education's request to amend its CEFP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 3234, School Calendar - (Action)  

Attachment H

 

 

 

Lou Maynus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The proposed revisions to WVBE Policy 3234, School Calendar, provides county boards the ability to increase the length of the instructional day by no less than thirty minutes per day to ensure that it achieves at least an amount of instructional time equivalent to 180 separate instructional days within the school calendar.  The changes to faculty senate requirements found within House Bill 2711 and translated into Policy 3234 give opportunities for local faculty senates to meet one additional time during the school year.  This additional meeting will provide local faculty senate bodies six two-hour meetings to develop strategic plans as detailed in W. Va. Code §18‑5A-5.  The amendment of Policy 3234 will provide educational leaders a greater voice in strategic planning for student achievement purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 3234 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 3234.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

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

Attachment I

 

 

 

Michele Blatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5202 establishes the requirements regarding licensure of educators to work in the public schools of West Virginia and is critical to the success of all students in the 21st century.  As changes occur in education, certification and licensure policy must be revised to meet the current needs of WV's education system.   The revision of Policy 5202 assures appropriate certification of educators for licensure to work in the public schools of West Virginia in order to meet the needs of all students as part of the cycle of continuous improvement. 

 

During Policy 5202's original comment period (July 13 - August 14, 2017) a number of comments were received leading to further substantive policy amendments.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Policy 5202 be placed on a second 30 day public comment period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Policy 5202.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

WVBE Personnel Matters and Litigation Update and Possible Action in Board of Education of the County of Nicholas v. West Virginia Board of Education, et al. - (Action)     

(Executive session, if required, will begin on September 7 at 3:00 p.m.

and may continue on September 8.)

Attachment J

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(s) may be considered regarding Board of Education of the County of Nicholas v. West Virginia Board of Education, et al.

 

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Items for Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Thomas W. Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held October 11, 2017, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on October 12, 2017, if the agenda is not completed on October 11, 2017.

 

 

 

 

XVIII.

Adjournment - (Action)