Board Meeting Agenda – February 27, 2014Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, February 27, 2014
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Election of the offices of President and Vice President of the Board of Education, 2014-2016
Approval of Minutes of the January 16, 2014, Meeting of the Board
Resolution of Recognition presented to Virginia Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Rita D. Bishop, Division Superintendent, Roanoke City Public Schools
- Final Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) for a Passing Score for the Praxis II Family and Consumer Sciences Test (5122)
- Final Review of Proposed Revisions to the Procedure for Adjusting Grievances (8 VAC 20-90-10 et seq.) (Proposed Stage)
- Final Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day from Mecklenburg County Public Schools
- Final Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day from Nottoway County Public Schools
- Final Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day from Cumberland County Public Schools
- Final Review of Updated Corrective Action Plan and Memorandum of Understanding with Sussex County School Board and the Virginia Board of Education (Revised February 25, 2014)
- First Review of the Findings from the Division-Level Review and Memorandum of Understanding for Franklin City Public Schools (Revised February 25, 2014)
- First Review of Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing the Employment of Professional Personnel (8 VAC 20-441-10 et seq.) (Reconsideration of Proposed Stage)
- First Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Accredit the Teacher Education Program at Bridgewater College through a Process Approved by the Board of Education
- First Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) for a Passing Score for the Praxis II Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5857) Test
- First Review of Proposed Revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning
- First Review of Virginia’s Application for a One-Year Extension of Waivers from Certain Requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)
See related ESEA waiver presentation
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 Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 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.