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March 25, 2013 - Volume 33 Issue 14

March 18-22, 2013 Session Bills Reviewed

By Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D.,
West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director

Listed below are West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates public education and public education-related bills introduced March 18-22, 2013.
Today is the last day to introduce bills in the Senate and the House. (There are exceptions, including supplemental appropriations bills for example.)

Bill Review Format

Bills reviewed are listed topically, beginning with public education bills. A series of education-related bills follow. Senate bills are listed first.

A total 70 bills are reviewed.

For a copy of any bill, please contact WVSBA: 304.346.0571, using info@wvsba.org

Bills are posted on the West Virginia Legislature’s Web site: http://www.legis.state.wv.us

The listing is not exhaustive.

NOTE: TSG Consulting assisted in preparation of this publication.

 

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03/19/13 - To Senate Government Organization

LEAD SPONSOR: Cookman

The purpose of this bill is to amend the procedures related to payment of claims.  

 

 

03/19/13 - To Senate Education
 
LEAD SPONSOR: Cookman

The purpose of this bill is to provide that after a county board of education has prepared its annual financial statement only a notice of availability of the statement must be published. The bill also provides that the cost of publishing the notice be paid from the board’s general fund.  

 

 

03/20/13 - To Senate Education
 
LEAD SPONSOR: Beach SPONSORS: Blair, Cann, Carmichael, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost, Stollings, Kessler (Mr. President), Plymale

The purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to allow students with special needs to participate in graduation ceremonies with their peers. The bill prohibits county boards from denying special needs services to a student due to participating in the graduation ceremonies.  

 

 

03/22/13 - To House Education

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Judiciary
 
LEAD SPONSOR: Pasdon SPONSORS: Caputo

The purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to allow students with disabilities to participate in high school graduation ceremonies with their peers. The bill prohibits county boards from denying continued education services to students with disabilities due to participating in the graduation ceremonies. The bill makes findings and authorizes rule-making. The bill also requires the Department of Education to monitor and enforce compliance with the new requirements.  

 

 

03/19/13 - To House Education

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 
LEAD SPONSOR: Walters

The purpose of this bill is to allow county boards of education in low density counties to operate their schools on a four-day school week basis.  

 

 

03/22/13 - To House Education

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 
LEAD SPONSOR: Hamrick SPONSORS: Butler, Householder, Overington, Westfall, Cooper, Cadle

The purpose of this bill is to provide more flexibility to county school boards in managing schools, and to provide an income tax credit for tuition and transportation expenses incurred by students who transfer from a failing school to a “non-failing” school.