Board Meeting Agenda – October 24, 2013Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, October 24, 2013
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the September 26, 2013, Meeting of the Board
- Final Review of Financial Report on Literary Fund
- Final Review of Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) for Amendments to the Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions (8 VAC 20-720) Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
- Final Review of Amendments to the Regulations Governing Driver Education (8 VAC 20-340) and the Repeal of Regulations Governing the Approval of Correspondence Courses for Home Instruction (8 VAC 20-60) (Final Stage)
- Final Review of Revisions to Criteria for the Virginia Index of Performance
- Final Review of Request for a Continued Rating of Conditionally Accredited from Northampton County School Board for Kiptopeke Elementary School
- Final Review of Proposal to Place Franklin City Public Schools Under Division-Level Review Status
- Final Review of Memorandum of Understanding for Norfolk City School Board for Lindenwood Elementary School as Required for Schools Denied Accreditation – Updated as of Oct. 18, 2013
- Final Review of Updated Corrective Action Plan as Required by Petersburg City School Board’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Virginia Board of Education
- Final Review of Amendments to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131) (Proposed Stage)
- Final Review of Proposed A-F School Grading Formula Developed in Response to the 2013 Acts of Assembly
See related presentation on proposed A-F School Grading System
- Final Review of Revised Student Conduct Policy Guidelines Consistent with Actions by the 2013 General Assembly
- Final Review of Board of Education’s Model Policy to Address Bullying in Virginia’s Schools
- First Review of Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure’s Recommendation to Grant Approval to Add New Education (Endorsement) Programs at Averett University, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Old Dominion University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, and Virginia Wesleyan College
- First Review of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure’s Recommendation 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 (8 VAC 20-542-10 et seq.)
- First Review of Proposed Physical Education Program Guidelines for Public Elementary and Middle Schools as required by HB 1092 (2012)
- First Review of Consensus Report from the Board of Education Charter School Committee on the Proposed Metropolitan Preparatory Academy Charter School Application
- First Review of Board of Education’s 2013 Annual Report on the Conditions and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia – Updated as of Oct. 18, 2013
- First Review of Permanent Amendments to the Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs (8 VAC 20-680) and Repeal of the Regulations Governing the General Achievement Diplomas (8 VAC 20-680) to Replace the Emergency Regulations Required by HB 1061 and SB 489 (2012) (Proposed Stage)
- Second Review of Proposed Revisions to Virginia School Bus Specifications
- Annual Report from the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
See related presentation on SSEAC 2012-2013 Annual Report
- Report on School Nutrition Programs: Overview of Existing Programs, Regulatory Changes and New Initiatives
Discussion of Current Issues – by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
Public Hearing on Regulations Governing Nutritional Guidelines for Competitive Foods Sold in Virginia Public Schools
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Richmond on Wednesday, October 23, 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.