AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

June 10, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

(Notice:  This agenda will continue on June 11 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.

Real World Learning - (Information)

(This presentation will take place on June 10 at approximately 10:15 a.m.)

 

 

 

Michael I. Green and Invited Guests

 

 

 

 

V.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

VI.

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

 

 

 

 

VII.

Superintendent Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Standards Review Process - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Martirano

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

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.  Twenty-seven (27) 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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

2015-2016 School Calendars - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

FY 2016 Budget Presentation - (Information)

ATTACHMENT A

 

 

 

Joe Panetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A brief presentation on the funds appropriated by the Legislature for FY 2016 as state aid to schools under the Public School Support Program (PSSP), and as state and federal categorical grants, to the agencies under the WVBE's control, including the Department of Education, Regional Education Service Agencies, Multi-County Vocational Centers, Office of Education Performance Audits, and the Schools for the Deaf and Blind. 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Chancellor Reports - (Information)

 

 

 

 

IX.

WVBE Coordinator of Board Agencies Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

X.

WVBE RESA Liaison Report - (Information)

 

 

 

 

XI.

Updates from Legal Counsel in Marple vs. WVBE, White vs. Randolph County Board of Education, et al., and Folk vs. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, et al. - (Information/Action)

(This item will take place on June 10 at approximately 11:30 a.m.)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

WVBE legal matters will 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)].

 

The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)

 

 

 

 

XII.

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

ATTACHMENT B

 

 

Michele Blatt and Ted Mattern

 

 

 

 

XIII.

Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Director’s Information - (Information)

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

B.

RESA 6 Continuous Improvement Efforts using OEPA On-site Review Data - (Information)

(This presentation will take place on June 10 at approximately 1:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

Nick Zervos and RESA 6 Focus Assistance Support Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Special Circumstance Review - (Action)

(This item will take place on June 10 at approximately 1:30 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

Susan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This item will require an executive session as provided in W. Va. Code §18-2E-5(k)(1), On-site reviews.  "Any discussion by the state board of schools to be subject to an on-site review or dates for which on-site reviews will be conducted may be held in executive session and is not subject to the provisions of article nine-a, chapter six of this code relating to open governmental proceedings."

 

The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

ATTACHMENT C

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the May 13, 2015, meeting of the WVBE be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Routine Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WVDE Personnel Matters - (Information)

ATTACHMENT D

 

 

 

 

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 E

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four counties have submitted requests for first time waivers to delay the adoption of instructional materials for one year. The waivers presented are for: Hampshire (health education and English language arts); Hancock (health education), Hardy (reading) and Tyler (health education).  The waiver requests have been reviewed by WVDE staff to ensure WVBE waiver criteria have been met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended for approval are four first time requests to delay the adoption of instructional materials for one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Summer School - (Action)

ATTACHMENT F

 

 

 

 

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.

Annual Report of the James & Law Company, West Virginia Instructional Materials Depository - (Information)

ATTACHMENT G

 

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1992 when the State Legislature authorized the establishment of a State Instructional Materials Depository, the WVBE developed criteria for the selection process. The James & Law Company was selected as the State Depository. The criteria used in the selection process specified that the selected Depository submit an annual report to the WVBE detailing its dealings with vendors of instructional materials as well as with the county school districts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XV.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

A.

2014-2015 Annual Report of the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children - (Action)

ATTACHMENT H

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) is a state level committee mandated by the state code and federal law. Members include parents, individuals with exceptionalities, educational service providers, administrators and representatives from a variety of related agencies. The WVACEEC is interested in the quality of education received by exceptional children and youth. The 2014-2015 Annual Report identifies the unmet needs of children with exceptionalities in West Virginia. There is no direct impact on students other than the availability of instructional materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the WVACEEC be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Continuation Waiver - Hancock County Cyber Academy - (Action)

ATTACHMENT I

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In June 2014, the WVBE approved a one year waiver of sections of Policy 2510 and Policy 4110 to allow Hancock County to begin the implementation of an online Cyber Academy.  The county is requesting a continuation of the waiver to further refine and improve implementation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to approve the continuation of waiver for Hancock County's Cyber Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Policy 2520.5, Next Generation Health Education 5-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools - (Action)

ATTACHMENT J

 

 

 

Clayton Burch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 7, W. Va. Code §18-2-9(d) states:  "After July 1, 2015, the required instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in subsection (b) of this section shall include at least thirty minutes of instruction for each student prior to graduation on the proper administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation."  Policy 2520.5 has been revised to reflect this requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested to place Policy 2520.5 on public comment for 30 days.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Instructional Time Waivers at the Adolescent Level - (Action)

(This item will take place on June 11 at approximately 9:00 a.m.)

 

 

 

 

Betty Jo Jordan and Respective County Representatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five (5) counties have submitted requests for waivers of WVBE Policy 2510 related to instructional time (e.g. section 5.4.e.2 addressing 8100 minutes at the high school level; section 5.4.g.2 addressing students  scheduled for fewer courses than the instructional day allows; section 7.2.d.3 dealing with instructional day).

 

The specific waiver requests have been hyperlinked within the agenda item and are presented for:

 

Boone County – countywide for all high schools

Kanawha County - George Washington High School;

Mineral County – countywide for all schools

Nicholas County - Nicholas County High School and Richwood High School;

Randolph County – Elkins High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motions will be requested regarding the waiver requests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

WVBE Personnel Matters including:

1.     Possible Employment Action regarding Three Employees at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - (Action)

2.     Review and Consideration of Applications for the Position of Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - (Action)

3.     Conducting of WVBE Performance Evaluations for the State Superintendent of Schools, Director of the Office of Education Performance Audits, RESA Executive Directors, Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, WVBE Director of Operations, WVBE Attorney, WVBE Coordinator of Board Agencies and WVBE Secretary - (Action)

4.     WVBE Personnel Matters (Attachment K) - (Action)

ATTACHMENT K

 

 

 

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)].

 

The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.  (No action will be taken in Executive Session.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.       Action may be taken regarding the employment status of three employees at West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

 

2.       Action may be taken regarding the review and consideration of applications for the position of Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.  

 

3.       As required in W. Va. Code §18-3-1, the WVBE will publicly announce the results of the evaluation of the State Superintendent of Schools. 

 

4.       Action will be taken regarding WVBE personnel matters found in Attachment K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVI.

Items for Future Consideration - (Information/Discussion)

ATTACHMENT L

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

XVII.

Future Meetings - (Information/Discussion)

 

 

 

Gayle C. Manchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held July 8, 2015, in Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting will continue on July 9, 2015, if the agenda is not completed on July 8, 2015.

 

 

 

 

XVIII.

Adjournment - (Action)