AGENDA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

May 12, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.

 

I.

Welcome - Pledge of Allegiance - Introductions - Call to Order

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall, President

 

 

 

 

 

II.

Approval of Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

III.

Delegation(s)

 

 

 

 

IV.

Recognitions 

 

 

 

 

V.

Learning Policy Institute Report for WVDE, Preparing West Virginia's Teachers: Opportunities in Teacher Licensure and Program Approval - (Information)       

 

 

Carla Warren and Ryan Saunders, Policy Advisory, Learning Policy Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Policy Institute (LPI), with support from the Council of Chief State School Officers has prepared a report for the WVDE, Preparing West Virginia's Teachers: Opportunities in Teacher Licensure and Program Approval; Ryan Saunders, Policy Advisor for LPI, will join virtually to explain the partnership with LPI and provide a brief summary of the report. This report will be followed with information about previous and future actions taken by WVDE to address the recommendations presented from this report.  

 

 

 

 

VI.

Spotlight on Summer SOLE (Student Opportunities for Learning and Engagement)  - (Information)

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

VII.

Consent Agenda - (Action)

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Approval of Minutes - (Action)

Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the minutes of the April 14, 2021, 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

 

 

 

 

Jan Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmont State University requests a waiver of Policy 5100, Approval of Teacher Preparation Programs, section 6.6.b.3.A, for school years 2021 through 2026. Under the current requirements, the University believes certification becomes less obtainable as it creates a financial burden for students.  The waiver and waiver criteria have been reviewed by WVDE staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WVDE recommends that Fairmont State University’s request for a waiver of Policy 5100, section 6.6.b.3.A, for school years 2021 through 2026, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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

Attachment D

 

 

 

 

Heather Hutchens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-2-3(c)(2)(G), affidavits found in the attachment (to be available prior to the meeting) must be received and approved by the WVBE for submission to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVDE Legal Services staff have reviewed the affidavits and recommend that the affidavits identified in the attachment be submitted to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Alternative Certification Educator Preparation Program Review Board (ACEPPRB) Recommendation to Approve Documentation as an Addendum to the Region 5 Alternative Certification Programs for General Education Provided by Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in Partnership with Marshall University - (Action)

Attachment E

 

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACEPPRB members voted to recommend for approval documentation as an addendum to the Region 5 Alternative Certification Programs for general education provided by Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in partnership with Marshall University to add the endorsements of Agriculture 5-AD, Business Education 5-AD and 9-AD, Chemistry/Physics 9-AD, Earth and Space Science 5-AD, Algebra I 5-AD, General Mathematics Through Algebra I 5-9, Geometry 5-AD, and Technology Education 5-AD. 

 

The main function of the ACEPPRB is to review and make recommendations to the WVBE regarding the approval of alternative certification educator preparation programs of study leading to teacher certification.  The ACEPPRB structure supports the intended collaborative process to ascertain effective alternative certification educator preparation programs in West Virginia school districts, filling critical need and shortage teacher vacancies with educators that are appropriately prepared and qualified.  Policy 5901 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of alternative certification educator preparation programs leading to licensure in West Virginia and Policy 5202 provides guidelines and procedures for the issuance of licensure including the Alternative Teaching Certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE approve documentation as an addendum to the Region 5 Alternative Certification Programs for general education provided by Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in partnership with Marshall University to add the endorsements of Agriculture 5-AD, Business Education 5-AD and 9-AD, Chemistry/Physics 9-AD, Earth and Space Science 5-AD, Algebra I 5-AD, General Mathematics Through Algebra I 5-9, Geometry 5-AD, and Technology Education 5-AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) Recommendation to Appoint New Member to Fill PK-12 Educator Vacancy - (Action)

Attachment F

 

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the resignation of Ms. Lora Cox, the EPPRB recommends that Ms. Angie Kinder, a PK-12 educator, be appointed to the EPPRB.  Policy 5100 provides guidelines and procedures for the approval of a new EPPRB board member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that the WVBE appoint Ms. Angie Kinder, a PK-12 educator, to the EPPRB.        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Policy 2422.7, Standards for Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedures - (Action)

Attachment G-1

Attachment G-2

 

 

 

 

David Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2422.7 is being revised to clarify school nursing language, refine justifications, and to correct language and formatting.  Four comments were received during the comment period resulting in three amendments to the policy (see Attachment G-1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2422.7 be approved as amended and effective July 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Policy 4150,  Student Driver Eligibility Certificate - (Action)

Attachment H

 

 

 

 

Margaret Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 4150 is being revised to align with Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs, and to correct language and formatting.  One comment was received during the comment period resulting in no change to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 4150 be approved and effective July 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Policy 5309, County Superintendent Performance Evaluations - (Action)

Attachment I

 

 

 

 

Matt Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5309 is  being revised to clearly set forth requirements of W. Va. Constitution, Article XII, §2, W. Va. Code §18-2-5 and §18-4-6, and to correct language and formatting.  Three comments were received from one person during the comment period resulting in no change to the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 5309 be approved and effective July 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Policy 2330, Non-public School Accreditation - (Action)

Attachment J

 

 

 

 

Joey Wiseman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 2330 was last revised in 2013. The proposed revisions clarify the expectations of both non-public and public schools in the administration of this policy. The impact of the proposed changes will provide relief to the non-public schools in annual reporting requirements while maintaining the integrity of the policy. Additionally, the changes clearly articulate the necessary documents needed to verify the accreditation status of the schools and defines the expectation for transfer of records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 2330 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Policy 5314, Service Personnel Classification, Competency Testing, and Professional Learning - (Action)

Attachment K

 

 

 

 

Adam Canter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy 5314, Service Personnel Responsibilities and Performance, is recommended for repeal and replacement with Policy 5314, Service Personnel Classification, Competency Testing, and Professional Learning. Four additional service personnel policies have been incorporated into Policy 5314 and are recommended for repeal.   Recommended for repeal are:  Policy 5141, Approved College Credit for Aide 4 Classification, 5314.01, Autism Mentor, Policy 5301, College Hours or Comparable Training in a Trade or Vocation School, and Policy 5500.02, County Service Personnel Staff Development.  Policy 5314 outlines the service personnel classification, competency test procedures and requirements as well as defining that the Service Personnel Staff Development Council is to provide school service personnel with job‑relevant and needs-based professional learning opportunities to ensure students are provided with essential learning environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that Policy 5314, inclusive of the repeal of Policies 5141, 5314.01, 5301, and 5500.02, be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

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

Attachment L-1

Attachment L-2

 

 

 

 

Bernie Dolan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight amendments are submitted for the WVBE’s consideration. 

1.    Practice days prior to a scrimmage (Series 2).

2.    Practice days prior to a contest (Series 2).

3.    Football equipment/contact levels (Series 3).

4.    Middle school swim season no longer than 12 weeks (Series 3).

5.    Middle school volleyball (girls) playing dates (Series 3).

6.    Participation for homeschool students (Series 2).

7.    Residence transfer for homeschooled students (Series 2).

8.    AED requirement (Series 2).

Full descriptions of the above amendments may be found in the attachment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended that WVSSAC Series 2 and Series 3 be placed on public comment for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Career Technical Education - (Information)

 

 

 

Clinton Burch

 

 

 

 

IX.

New Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Berkeley County Special Circumstance Review Report:  Middle School Special Education Program - (Action)

 

 

 

Charlene Coburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overview of findings and non-compliances identified through the onsite review process will be provided. Additionally, recommendations and corrective actions for improvement will be described.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion of this report may involve an Executive Session as provided in W. Va. Code §6-9A-4(b)(2)(A) [personnel exception] and/or §6-9A-4(b)(6), [privacy exception].  The Board majority must vote to have an Executive Session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and motion is requested that the WVBE approve the Special Circumstance Review Report:  Middle School Special Education Program presented for Berkeley County Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

West Virginia Pedagogical Standards in Response to Senate Bill 14 -  (Action)

Attachment M

 

 

 

Sonya White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The passage of Senate Bill 14 during the 2021 Legislative Session requires candidates to successfully complete pedagogical training or a pedagogical course or courses in substantive alignment with nationally recognized standards or approved or established by the WVBE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is recommended and a motion is requested that the WVBE designate the West Virginia Pedagogical Standards as set forth in Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel, §126-142-13. Teacher Evaluation Standards and Elements, to satisfy the requirement of Senate Bill 14 (2021 Legislative Session).

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

WVBE Personnel Matters - (Action)

Attachment Mc

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[WVBE personnel and/or legal 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)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

XIII.

Future Meetings - (Information)

 

 

 

Miller L. Hall

 

 

 

 

The next regular meeting of the WVBE will be held June 9, 2021, in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

 

XIV.

Adjournment - (Action)