Board Meeting Agenda - April 29-30, 2009
Planning Session Agenda – Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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- Opening comments by Dr. Mark E. Emblidge
- Student Advisory Committee Presentation
The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Overview of the Comprehensive Plan
- Highlights of Progress and Activities Towards Meeting Board of Education Objectives
- Progress Report on the Office of Early Childhood Development
- Technology Innovations in Virginia's Assessment Program
- Using Research to Develop Virginia's On-Time Graduation Tool: The Pilot
Discussion of Current Issues by Board Members
Board Business Meeting Agenda – April 30, 2009
Full Board Convenes 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the March 26, 2009, Meeting of the Board
Recognition of Ms. Sarah Warnick, Southern Regional Education Board Online Teacher of the Year for Virginia
- 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 the Proposed Consolidated Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions (8 VAC 20-720-10 et seq.)
- Final Review of Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing Jointly Owned and Operated Schools and Jointly Operated Programs (8 VAC 20-280-10 et seq.)
- First Review of the Proposed Plan for the 2009 Review of the Standards of Quality
- First Review of Approval of Local School Division Remedial Plans
- Report from the Petersburg City School Board on the Virginia Board of Education's Request to Begin Planning for the Implementation of the Restructuring Contingency Plan for the 2009-2010 School year
- Report on the Alternative Education Programs in Petersburg City Public Schools
- Bridging Business and Education for the 21st Century Workforce – A Strategic Plan for Virginia's Career Pathways System
Discussion of Current Issues
by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
Adjournment of Business Section
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hard Shell on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. 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 ensure that the Board hears from different points of view on any particular 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.