Board Meeting Agenda – March 27, 2014Click on the links below to view individual agenda items. All documents are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.
Business Session Agenda – Thursday, March 27, 2014
Full Board Convenes – 9:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes of the February 27, 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 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge Test (5857)
- Final 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)
- Final Review of Findings from the Division-Level Review and Memorandum of Understanding for Franklin City Public Schools
- First Review of Requests for Renewal of Alternative Accreditation Plans from Albemarle County Public Schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Danville City Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools (Revised March 24, 2014)
- First Review of Requests for Renewal of Alternative Accreditation Plans from Bland County Public Schools, Town of Colonial Beach Public Schools, Craig County Public Schools, Danville City Public Schools, Highland County Public Schools, Richmond City Public Schools, Scott County Public Schools, and York County Public Schools for High Schools with a Graduation Cohort of Fifty (50) or Fewer Students (Revised March 24, 2014)
- First Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day (Year Round Schools) for Petersburg City Public Schools’ Peabody Middle School and A. P. Hill Elementary School
- First Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day for Pittsylvania County Public Schools STEM Academy and Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET)
- First Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day for Martinsville City Public Schools
- First Review of Request for Approval of an Innovative Program Opening Prior to Labor Day for Danville City Public Schools Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET)
- Report on K-12 Legislation Passed by the 2014 General Assembly
Discussion of Current Issues – by Board of Education Members and Superintendent of Public Instruction
Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to the Foreign Language Standards of Learning
The Board of Education members will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. at the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel on Wednesday, March 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.