State education board ties county board member performance to student accountability

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education has adopted changes to the standards for school board members, shifting more focus to student accountability.

The board last week approved new standards tied to two other policies on flexibility and accountability; Policy 2510 would give local schools more control over schedules and the credits needed to graduate, while Policy 2322 would establish goals focused on student outcomes.

The comment period on Policies 2510 and 2322 continues until Jan. 24.

The standards for board members had not been revised in 2012. Howard O’Cull, the executive director of the West Virginia School Board Association, said he reviewed the policies over the summer with members of the association’s School Board Member Training Standards Review Committee.