Board Meeting Agenda – November 21, 2013Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, November 21, 2013
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the October 24, 2013, Meeting of the Board
- Final 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)
- Final Review of Proposed Revisions to Virginia School Bus Specifications
- Final Review of Consensus Report from the Board of Education Charter School Committee on the Proposed Metropolitan Preparatory Academy Charter School Application
- Final Review of Proposed Physical Education Program Guidelines for Public Elementary and Middle Schools as required by HB 1092 (2012)
- Final 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
- Final 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.)
- Final Review of Proposed A-F School Grading Formula in Response to the 2013 Acts of the Assembly
See related presentation on proposed A-F school grading formula
- Final Review of Board of Education’s 2013 Annual Report on the Conditions and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia
- First Review of Updated Corrective Action Plan and Memorandum of Understanding with Sussex County School Board and the Virginia Board of Education
- First Review of Guidance Related to Maximum Class Size Requirements in the Standards of Quality for Grades K-6
- First Review of Recommended Revisions to the Substitute Tests Approved for Verified Credit (updated Nov. 20, 2013)
- First Review of Virginia’s Renewal Application for Waivers from Certain Requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) – Please note: This item was deferred to January 2014
- First Review of Nominations to Fill Vacancies on the Board of Education’s Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure and the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted
- Annual Report from the Virginia Council for Private Education
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 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Richmond on Wednesday, November 20, 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 theboard 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.