Bills Pending West Virginia House Education Committee

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WVSB859Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to limit persons required to pass appropriate West Virginia Board of Education approved basic skills and subject matter tests in the area for which licensure is being sought as a condition for the issuance of a professiona...
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2024-02-27
To House Education Committee
WVSB861Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to increase support and professional development for educators; expand factors used to determine how funds for supporting county-level implementation of the comprehensive systems for teacher and leader induction and profes...
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2024-02-27
To House Education Committee
WVSB842Engross
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The purpose of this bill is enhance training requirements for county boards of education members by increasing the number of hours required for training, authorizing the State Board to require members to attend additional training when beneficial, mo...
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2024-02-27
To House Education Committee
WVSB568Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to change the focus from truancy and unexcused absences to a multi-tiered system of support and all absences, both excused and unexcused; limit the number of parental excuses that can be accepted each school year as docume...
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2024-02-27
To House Education Committee
WVSB806Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to remove several required submissions to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability (LOCEA); and remove a requirement for LOCEA to review the progress and implementation of the comprehensive systems ...
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2024-02-26
To House Education Committee
WVSB727Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to revise the process for county boards of education to hire aides, early childhood classroom assistant teachers, and secretaries.
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2024-02-22
To House Education Committee
WVSB292Engross
50%
Hunger-Free Campus Act
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2024-02-20
To House Education Committee
WVSB614Engross
50%
The purpose of this bill is to address elementary behavior intervention and safety; specify requirements applicable to when a grade kindergarten through six teacher in an elementary setting determines that the behavior of a student is violent, threat...
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5661Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to provide free feminine hygiene products to students in public schools.
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2024-02-13
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WVHB5658Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require the School Building Authority to make an assessment of school safety needs for any new or existing projects.
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5673Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to unify of county school districts in the state; establish findings; require county school districts be unified with other county school districts by July 1, 2027; require State Board of Education to study and provide rec...
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5687Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the West Virginia School Patrol Canine Program.
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5671Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to allow injured athletes to have two extra semesters of high school eligibility if they are injured and unable to compete.
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5653Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to remove the one-time free transfer for high school student-athletes and to grandfather in students who transferred during the 2023-2024 school year.
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5664Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the Mountaineer Scholars Grant Program, which would provide a $100 grant to each child born in West Virginia to establish a qualified higher education savings program account through the West Virginia State Tr...
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2024-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB5666Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act through strengthening existing free expression on campus laws. The bill provides for legislative findings regarding the exercise of First Amendment righ...
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2024-02-13
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WVHB5563Intro
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Adding a proviso that any county will open attendance zones and an existing transportaion Arrangement shall not be permitted to close the open attendance zone reestablish closed boarders or modify existing transportation routes or arrangements for an...
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2024-02-12
To House Education Committee
WVHB5586Intro
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Requiring publicly funded medical schools to teach certain life-saving methods
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2024-02-12
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WVHB5625Intro
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Relating to updating names of institutions of higher education and nondiscrimination in leadership positions
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2024-02-12
To House Education Committee
WVHB5588Intro
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Transfer of Funds from Department of Economic Development to School Building Authority
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2024-02-12
To House Education Committee
WVHB5598Intro
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Requiring a shcool administrator and local Board of Education to assess whether a student is in the foster care system or undre the supervision of Child Protective Services prior to being disiplined for a level 3 or 4 behavior policy violation
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2024-02-12
To House Education Committee
WVHB5529Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a plan to monitor and improve reading and math skills of children who are or have been in foster care.
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2024-02-09
To House Education Committee
WVHB5527Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to allow persons who have a concealed carry license to carry a concealed handgun in or on the grounds of any primary or secondary educational facility.
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2024-02-08
To House Education Committee
WVHB5513Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to create the Pierpont Community and Technical College Great Expectations Pilot Program. The bill provides for legislative findings. The bill provides for the enactment of the program. The bill establishes funding. Finally...
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVHB5517Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to provide that schools begin no earlier that September 1 and end no later than May 31. The bill also increases the amount of remote learning days.
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVHB5518Intro
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The purpose of this bill is relating to adjust the school aid formula's transportation calculations from its current standard of student enrollment to school bus mileage traveled daily to provide assistance to larger counties that are mandated to off...
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVSB466Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to require the State Board of Education to develop a Safety While Accessing Technology education program to be taught to students from the 3rd to 12th grades.
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2024-02-06
To House Education Committee
WVHB5484Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to empower the state board of education to direct guidance to all local education agencies on what is appropriate for pre-kindergarten through five to be taught regarding health education.
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2024-02-06
To House Education Committee
WVHB5442Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to prohibit adverse disciplinary or employment action in public schools for employees and students who refuse to give their pronouns or who refuse to call a person by a name or title that is inconsistent with that person's...
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2024-02-05
To House Education Committee
WVHB5436Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to provide that the county superintendents, subject to approval of the county board, may employ and assign substitute teachers who are elected members of county boards for short term assignments of no more than nine days i...
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2024-02-05
To House Education Committee
WVHB5431Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to permit county boards of education to send the parent or legal guardian of a student who is deemed "chronically disruptive" the pro-rated amount of their education and remove that student from the school system for a yea...
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2024-02-02
To House Education Committee
WVHB5428Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to exempt school buses with students on board from paying turnpike tolls.
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2024-02-02
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WVSB487Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to provide for period reviews of required professional development for teachers and education staff
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2024-02-01
To House Education Committee
WVSB189Engross
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Providing for substantial deference to state school superintendent's interpretations of school laws
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2024-01-31
To House Education Committee
WVHB5346Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to clean up statutory provisions regarding the Hope Scholarship program to better reflect the intent and operation of the program. The bill also corrects unintended consequences of the microschool and learning pod legislat...
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2024-01-30
To House Education Committee
WVHB5330Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Human Services to notify the county school superintendent and the local board of education president of the public school system where a child attends of any pending child protective service in...
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5300Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to authorize the State Board of Education to authorizing the State Board of Education to implement a two year county pilot program to change the school week from five days to four days subject to compliance with §18-5-4...
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5325Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to add the flag of West Virginia to the instructional day pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States in schools.
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2024-01-29
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WVHB5292Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to expand learning pod and microschool freedoms while giving students not attending public schools equal access to interscholastic and extracurricular activities.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5329Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to prevent the use of state funds to pay costs for attending out-of-state private schools or receiving other services from an out-of-state provider.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5302Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require public elementary schools and secondary schools to display in a conspicuous place in each classroom of the school a durable poster or framed copy of the Ten Commandments that meets certain requirements.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5290Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to create Holocaust Education Week in West Virginia.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5277Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require all students enrolled in grades nine through twelve (9-12) to be provided with adoption awareness material upon request.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5336Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to provide for school related immunization notifications.
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2024-01-29
To House Education Committee
WVHB5227Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require all public schools located within this state to give age-appropriate instruction on the Holocaust.
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2024-01-26
To House Education Committee
WVHB5189Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish tax credits for parents and legal guardians whose children are in a home schooling program or private school. The bill provides for an exception. Finally, the bill provides rule-making authority.
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2024-01-25
To House Education Committee
WVHB5139Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to allow teachers to bank any unused sick leave or personal leave to the next academic year.
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2024-01-25
To House Education Committee
WVHB5124Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to remove the restrictions of taxpayers to access online curriculum. The bill allows for any taxpayer to inspect additional instructional material adopted by the county board pursuant to including books in the classroom. F...
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2024-01-25
To House Education Committee
WVHB5152Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to authorize elementary and middle school students enrolled in any private, parochial or church school or school of a religious order or other nonpublic school to participate in county basketball tournaments held at the en...
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2024-01-25
To House Education Committee
WVHB5095Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to train at least one professional staff member at each school in grant writing procedures.
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2024-01-25
To House Education Committee
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