Board Meeting Agenda - January 10, 2008
Full Board Convenes 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the November 29, 2007, Meeting of the Board
- Presentation of the Leadership and Cultural Diversity Education Award to Williamsburg-James
City County Public Schools
Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. You may also download the complete set of agenda items compiled in a single document. Note that this file contains all agenda items, reports and supporting materials and may be a very large file. All agenda documents linked are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
- Final Review of Financial Report on Literary Fund
- Final Review of Recommendations Concerning Applications for Literary Fund Loans
- Final Review of Recommendations Concerning Literary Fund Applications Approved for Release of Fund or Placement on a Waiting List
Action/Discussion: Board of Education Regulations
- First Review of Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq.)
- First Review of a Request for an Increased Graduation Requirement from Roanoke County Public Schools
- Final Review of Criteria for Making Distributions from the Public Charter School Fund (HB 2311)
- Final Review of Proposed Schedule for the Adoption of Mathematics, English, Science, and Foreign Languages Textbooks and Instructional Materials
- Final Review of Proposed Revised Physical Education Standards of Learning
- Final Review of Proposed Revised Health Education Standards of Learning
- Final Review of Proposed Revised Driver Education Standards of Learning
- Final Review of Proposed Revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning
- Final Review of Proposed Curriculum Framework for Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis Standards of Learning
- First Review of Proposed Amendments to Virginia’s Consolidated Application Accountability Plan Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
- First Review of Revisions of Industry, Professional, or Trade Association Certification Examinations and Occupational Competency Assessments to Meet the Requirements for the Board of Education’s Career and Technical and Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seals and the Student-Selected Verified Credit
- First Review of Virginia’s Five-Year State Plan for Fiscal Years 2008-2013 for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Discussion of Current Issues
by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Items for the Board agenda may be discussed informally at that dinner. No votes will be taken, and it is open to the public. The Board president reserves the right to change the times listed on this agenda depending upon the time constraints during the meeting.
*Guidelines for Public Comment
- The Board of Education is pleased to receive public comment at each of its regular monthly meetings. In order to allow the Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be allotted three (3) minutes each.
- Those wishing to speak to the Board should contact Dr. Margaret Roberts, Executive Assistant for Board Relations at (804) 225-2924. Normally, speakers will be scheduled in the order that their requests are received until the entire allotted time slot has been used. Where issues involving a variety of views are presented before the Board, the Board reserves the right to allocate the time available so as to insure that the Board hears from different points of view on anyparticular issue.
- Speakers are urged to contact Dr. Roberts in advance of the meeting. Because of time limitations, those persons who have not previously registered to speak prior to the day of the Board meeting cannot be assured that they will have an opportunity to appear before the Board.
- In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.