ERIC Number: ED498227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Study of the Programs, Governance and Administration of Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs). The Report of the RESA Task Force in Response to West Virginia Senate Bill 127
West Virginia Department of Education
In June 2006, the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine, convened the Task Force comprised of county superintendents, RESA executive directors, county school boards, county and RESA specialists in staff development, finance, and technology, staff from West Virginia Senate and House Education Committees, the State Auditor's Office, and West Virginia Department of Education staff who served as facilitators for each subcommittee. This report presents findings, recommendations and impact on code and/or policy for: (1) Governance, Administration, Personnel, and Oversight; (2) School Improvement and Staff Development; (3) Education Technology; (4) Other Programs and Service; and (5) Financial Integrity, Oversight, and Accountability. Twenty-seven recommendations have been made; seven suggest changes to State Board Policy 3233 (especially in the areas of governance and finance), one to State Board Policy 5500, and another to State Board Policy 2320. One recommendation proposes changing the name of RESAs to Regional Education and Community Service Agencies (RECSAs) and would require a change in State Code. Several recommendations address the need to increase funding to support RESAs in the delivery of technical assistance to low performing schools, targeted technical assistance, and technology services. The document includes 5 attachments: (A) 2006 Online Survey of County Superintendents; (B) WV Senate Bill 127 RESA Study Task Force Members; (C) 2005 RESA Survey; (D) RESA Personnel Policy Procedures Manual for Policy 3233; and (E) Student Populations by RESA.
Descriptors: Personnel Policy, Educational Change, Superintendents, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Integrity, Counties, Educational Technology, Accountability, Surveys, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Qualifications
West Virginia Department of Education. 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305. Tel: 304-558-3660; Fax: 304-558-0198; Web site: http://www.wvde.state.wv.us
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001