April 5, 2013 - Volume 33 Issue 17




The West Virginia School Board Association’s Education Efficiency Audit Response Team will meet April 6   by conference call to continue discussions regarding WVSBA’s recommendations concerning the statewide education efficiency audit and the governor’s education reform legislation. The conference call will commence at 10:00 a.m. and is to conclude by noon.

WVSBA members and others who wish to join the conference call should contact WVSBA Administrative Assistant Shirley Davidson. Her preferred contact information is or you may telephone 304-346-0571.

The six--member team includes Region I Co-director Greg Prudich, Esq. (Mercer), chairman; Region 3 Co-director Robin Rector (Kanawha), vice chairman; the Rev. Robert “Bob” Wilkins (Barbour), Region VII co-director; Barbara Parsons, Ed.D., liaison to the WVSBA Executive Board; Bob M. “Digger” O’Dell (Nicholas); and, Jimmy Wyatt (Tyler), association president. WVSBA Executive Director Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., serves as staff to the Team.

Prudich has been elected as WVSBA Vice President for a term commencing July 1, 2013.



A revised county board self-evaluation instrument  has been forwarded to the West Virginia School Board Association membership. The instrument has been developed specifically for implementation of §18-5-1c of West Virginia Code, which requires boards to conduct a self-appraisal annually.

The instrument is based on the “Standards for High-Functioning County Boards,” which the state board of education adopted in 2012. Unlike the appraisal document used in FY12, the standards-based instrument has been streamlined and features far fewer questions or evaluative items, according to West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D.

The evaluation is to be completed online by April 17, and members will receive one (1) approved training credit for completing the instrument.

For more information, contact O’Cull. His preferred contact information is, or you may telephone 304-346-0571 or use his mobile telephone number, which is 304-549-9463.