Board Approves Policies, Students Show Improvement on Fitness Test

December 10, 1999

At its regular monthly meeting held yesterday at Riverside High School in Kanawha County, the West Virginia Board of Education voted to approve four policies and placed two additional policies on public comment.  

Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Program; Policy 2419, Regulations for the Education of Exceptional Students; Policy 5310, Performance Evaluation of School Personnel; and Policy 7212, Intercounty Student Transfer Appeal, were all approved. Policy 2419 was approved with a delayed implementation date of July 1, 2001.  

Policies placed on public comment included Policy 3233, Establishment and Operation of Regional Education Service Agencies, a policy which was originally passed in 1972 and last revised in 1985; and Policy 5204, Minimum Requirements for the Administrative Credential.  

Board members also heard a report on West Virginia's dramatic improvement on the President's Physical Fitness Test. In 1993-94, only 17 percent of the state's students qualified, compared to 40 percent of students in the 1998-99 school year.  

In other action, the Board voted to approve year-round calendars for Chandler, Glenwood and Piedmont Elementary schools in Kanawha County, and Spring Hill Elementary School in Cabell County.  

Board Secretary J. D. Morris also reported on the search for a new State Superintendent. According to Morris, the Board is on schedule to begin interviews in mid-January.  

(Note: Policies will be placed on the web site as they are received by the office developing the policy.)

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