Board Meeting Agenda - MARCH 24, 2011
Full Board Convenes 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the February 17, 2011, Meeting of the Board
Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. You may also download the complete set of agenda items (PDF) 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 Proposed Revisions to Virginia School Bus Specifications
- Final Review of a Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Approve a Cut Score and Implementation Dates for the Praxis Braille Proficiency Test
- Final Review of a Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Approve a Cut Score for the Praxis Technology Education Assessment
- Final Review of a Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure
to Approve a Cut Score on the Praxis Art: Content Knowledge Assessment
- Final Review of Recommended Cut Scores for the Grade 3, Virginia Studies, U. S. History to
1865, U. S. History: 1865 to the Present, and Civics and Economics Standards of Learning Tests Based on the 2008 History Standards
- Final Review of Guidelines to Implement the Provisions of Section 22.1-302(A) of the Code of Virginia Pertaining to the Employment of Substitute Teachers
- Final Review of Virginia’s Proposed Revised Textbook Review Process
- Final Review of Proposed Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse in Virginia Public Schools
- First Review of a Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day from Alexandria City Public Schools
- First Review of a Request for Continuation of an Alternative Accreditation Plan from Danville City Public Schools for J. M. Langston Focus School
- First Review of a Request for Continuation of an Alternative Plan from Richmond City Public Schools for Richmond Alternative School
- First Review of Revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers and Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers
- First Review of Process for State Approval of Textbooks for K-12 English/Language Arts and K-12 Science
- Report on Legislative and Budget Actions by the 2011 General Assembly
DISCUSSION OF CURRENT ISSUES - by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ADJOURNMENT OF BUSINESS SESSION: Public Hearing on the Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing Career and Technical Education (8 VAC 20-120-10 et seq.)
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. 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.