Board Meeting Agenda - January 10, 2013Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, January 10, 2013
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the November 29, 2012, Meeting of the Board
Resolutions of Recognition presented to the 2012 Virginia Outstanding Middle and High School Principals of the Year
- Final Review of Financial Report on Literary Fund
- Final Review of Recommendations Concerning Literary Fund Applications Approved for Release of Funds or Placement on a Waiting List
- Final Review of Revised Guidelines for the Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education to Conform to HB 321 and SB 131
- Final Review of a Memorandum of Understanding for Norfolk City School Board for Lafayette-Winona Middle School and William H. Ruffner Academy Middle Schools
- Final Review of Recommended Cut Scores for the End-of-Course Standards of Learning Tests in Reading, Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry Based on the 2010 English and Science Standards
- Final Review of Proposed Revisions to the Computer Technology Standards of Learning
- Final Review of Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- First Review of a Proposal from Richmond County Public Schools to Establish the Northern Neck Technical Center Governor’s STEM Academy for Agriculture and Maritime Studies
See related presentation on Governor’s STEM Academy for Agriculture and Maritime Studies
- First Review of Proposed Revised Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions (8 VAC 20-720-170) Under the Fast Track Provision of the Administrative Process Act to Incorporate Provisions Regarding Local Selection of Textbooks Other Than Those Approved by the Board of Education
- First Review of Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Establishing the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131) Addressing Public Virtual Schools
- First Review of Timeline for the Review and Approval of the Revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning
- First Review of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure’s Recommendation to Grant Approval to Add New Education (Endorsement) Programs at Averett University, Mary Baldwin College, Radford University, Regent University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University
- First Review of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure’s Recommendation to Grant Approval to Washington and Lee University (Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium – RTEC) to Offer Education (Endorsement) Programs
- First Review of Rescission of the Board of Education’s Final Adoption of the Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy and Adoption of Re-Proposed Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy
- Report on School Safety – Updated January 7, 2013
Discussion of Current Issues – by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. 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 the Department of Education 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 the Department of Education 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.