Board Meeting Agenda – May 22, 2014Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, May 22, 2014
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the April 23-24, 2014, Meeting of the Board
- Final Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) for a Passing Score for the Praxis II Middle School Science Test (5440)
- Final Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) for Passing Scores for the Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) and Mathematics Subtest (5003) of the Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test
- Final Review of Proposed Revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning
- First Review of Proposal to Establish the Bedford County Public Schools Governor’s Health Sciences Academy
See related Health Sciences Academy presentation
- First Review of Proposal to Establish the Hampton City Public Schools Architecture and Applied Arts Governor’s STEM Academy
See related STEM Academy presentation
- First Review of Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to Accredit the Teacher Education Program at Lynchburg College through a Process Approved by the Board of Education (Updated May 21, 2014)
- First Review of Guidelines and a Model Waiver Form for High School to Work Partnerships
- First Review of Amendments to the Regulations Governing Driver Education and the Repeal of Regulations Governing the Approval of Correspondence Courses for Home Instruction (Reconsideration of Final Stage)
- First Review of Regulations Governing Nutritional Guidelines for Competitive Foods Sold in the Public Schools (Re-Proposed Stage)
- First Review of Nominations to Fill Vacancies on Board of Education Advisory Committees
- Report on Public Hearing held in Franklin City Public Schools by the Virginia Board of Education on May 14, 2014, and Update on the Corrective Action Plan Required by the Division-Level Review (Updated May 21, 2014)
- Report on Gloucester County Public Schools’ Proposal for a Year-Round Program for Full Circle Academy
Discussion of Current Issues – by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
Public Hearing on Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (Proposed Stage – Update to Comport with 2012 Legislative Changes)
Executive Session (Closed Session)
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel on Wednesday, May 21, 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.