Board Meeting Agenda – October 26 & 27, 2011
Work Session Agenda – October 26, 2011
2:00 p.m., Jefferson Conference Room, James Monroe Building
Opening Comments on the Purpose of the Work Session – Mrs. Eleanor Saslaw, president
Discussion of the Draft Report: 2011 Annual Report on the Condition and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia (PDF)
Note: Please see the following documents of interest:
- Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy (PDF)
- What Is College- and Career- Ready? (PDF)
Board Business Meeting Agenda – October 27, 2011
Full Board Convenes 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the September 22, 2011, Meeting of the Board
- Resolutions of Recognition presented to school divisions recently receiving the SACS/CASI District Accreditation: Isle of Wight County Public Schools, Mathews County Public Schools, and Salem City Public Schools
- Resolution of Recognition presented to Ms. Stacy Hoeflich, John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria City Public Schools, Recipient of the 2011 National History Teacher of the Year Award
- Recognition of the Outstanding Service of Ms. Brenda L. Welburn Upon the Occasion of Her Retirement as Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education
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 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 Funds or Placement on a Waiting List
- Final Review of Request of Conditionally Accredited from Norfolk City School Board and Northampton County School Board
- Final Review of Requests for Rating of Conditionally Accredited from Norfolk City Public Schools for Lafayette-Winona Middle School
- First Review of a Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Approve Education Programs Offered by Virginia Institutions of Higher Education as Required by the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia (8VAC20-542-10 et seq.)
- First Review of a Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Grant Approval to Add New Education (Endorsement) Programs at Averett University, Bluefield College, George Mason University, Regent University, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, and Virginia State University
- First Review of the Process by which Locally Prescribed Graduation Requirements that Exceed the Requirements in 8 VAC 20-131-50 of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia May Be Amended or Discontinued
- First Review of the Board of Education’s 2011 Annual Report on the Condition and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia
- First Review of Nomination to Fill Vacancies on the Board of Education Advisory Committee: the State Special Education Advisory Committee
- Report on the Department of Education’s Effective Schoolwide Discipline Initiative
- Report on Special Education Enrollment Trends
- Annual Report from the Virginia Council for Private Education
- Report from the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Regarding the Blueprint for the Future of Public Education
DISCUSSION OF CURRENT ISSUES – by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS SESSION
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, October 26, 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.