Bills Pending West Virginia House Education Committee

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WVSB507EngrossEstablishing Katherine Johnson Academy as magnet school programs at WV colleges and universities
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2018-02-28
To House Education Committee
WVSB573EngrossRelating generally to school calendars
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2018-02-27
To House Education Committee
WVHB4549IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require school counselors in public schools to spend 100 percent of their time on comprehensive school counseling programs. The bill also requires county boards to ensure that school counselors are not assigned administ...
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB4577IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit classroom teachers or school service personnel who at the time of a school merger who are the sole occupants of the same positions that will exist at the new school will maintain that position at the new school. ...
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2018-02-13
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WVHB4602IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide that the instructional term for students begins on the Tuesday after Labor Day and ends the Friday before Memorial Day. The bill provides an exception. The bill permits additional instruction minutes per day. Th...
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB4528IntroThe purpose of this bill is to modify the transfer and enrollment policies for students in public schools.
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2018-02-13
To House Education Committee
WVHB4520IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to provide free feminine hygiene products in grades 6 through 12.
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2018-02-13
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WVHB4564IntroThe purpose of this bill is to eliminate the requirement that a student placed in transitional education programs as a high school senior must re-take a college-and career-readiness examination or similar assessment of readiness if the student has al...
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2018-02-13
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WVHB4614IntroThe purpose of this bill is to remove language requiring specific appropriations in order for the State Board of Education, State Department of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools to provide education to children and adults in housed in...
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2018-02-13
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WVHB4469IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase the salaries of public school teachers over a five-year period.
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2018-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVHB4466IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase PROMISE scholarships to persons majoring in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to pay the full cost of tuition, room and board.
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2018-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVHCR42IntroRequesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study methods to incentivize and advise middle and high school students to participate in career and technical education programs
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2018-02-05
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WVHB4430IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish a merit-based Katherine Johnson Hope Scholarship program to provide tuition and fee payments for certain qualified students to participate in community and technical college education programs at state communi...
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2018-02-05
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WVHB4398IntroThe purpose of this bill is to statutorily provide the grade point average required for student participation in interscholastic athletics at the high school level.
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2018-02-01
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WVSB284EngrossIncreasing access to career education and workforce training
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2018-01-31
To House Education Committee
WVHB4371IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit all employees of the State Board of Education or any county board from counseling, referring, transporting, or assisting any student to obtain an abortion. The bill provides that a violation of its provisions...
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2018-01-31
To House Education Committee
WVHB4374IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide a mechanism for the independent evaluation of revenue estimates by West Virginia and Marshall Universities’ business colleges.
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2018-01-31
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WVHB4362IntroThe purpose of this to relating to recognizing outstanding students who are top achievers in scholastic studies.
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2018-01-30
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WVHB4352IntroThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the State Board of Education to provide up to $225,000 per year, out of existing funds, for five years, to assist county boards of education in converting their maintenance vehicles to compressed natural gas o...
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2018-01-30
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WVHB4277IntroThe purpose of this bill is to make individuals who completed home school eligible for the PROMISE scholarship without having to obtain a diploma equivalent such as a general equivalency degree (GED).Â
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2018-01-24
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WVHB4259IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide information to high school students regarding career and technical educational opportunities during and after high school and to codify the Governor’s Workforce Credential.
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2018-01-23
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WVHB4255IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require the state board of education to develop an elective course on Vocational Agriculture.
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2018-01-23
To House Education Committee
WVHB4267IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase the quality of the state’s workforce by increasing access to career education through the establishment of Advanced Career Education (ACE) programs and the WV Invests Grant Program.
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2018-01-23
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WVHB4249IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow county boards of education to lease buildings that meet existing standards from private organizations or businesses in cases of emergency or condemnation.
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2018-01-22
To House Education Committee
WVHB4243IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to conduct regular structural inspections of school facilities and structures and establish a schedule of rotating inspections for all schools to be inspected at least once every ten y...
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2018-01-22
To House Education Committee
WVHB4250IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a digital learning pilot project. The bill establishes a purpose, goals and objectives. The bill establishes key components of the pilot project, qualifications, and a deadline.
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2018-01-22
To House Education Committee
WVHB4248IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to permit students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school.
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2018-01-22
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WVHB4244IntroThe purpose of this bill is to grant business tax credits to businesses that financially support students enrolled in the state’s community and technical colleges. The bill establishes the amount of credits available. The bill sets forth conditions...
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2018-01-22
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WVHB4226IntroThis purpose of this bill is to eliminate the competency testing requirement for school service personnel.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4225IntroThe purpose of this bill is to eliminate the written consent requirement for relegating any condition of employment for service personnel.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4211IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase penalties for school employees convicted of embezzling public funds.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4231IntroThe purpose of this bill is to eliminate the requirement to pay service personnel for at least a full day of work when he or she has worked more than three and one-half hours on any Saturday or Sunday.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4206IntroThe purpose of this bill is to revise the pupil to teacher ratio for elementary schools.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4203IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the Campus Free Speech Act. The bill makes findings. The bill creates the Committee on Free Expression. The bill requires freshman orientation. The bill authorizes the Higher Education Policy Commission and state...
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4216IntroThe purpose of this bill is to revise the order in which qualified applicants are considered for service personnel employment by county boards of education.
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2018-01-19
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WVHB4139IntroThe purpose of this bill is to specify the conditions where it is unlawful to possess a firearm at school-sponsored functions. The bill identifies the area of those functions. The bill revises the conditions when a retired law-enforcement officer may...
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2018-01-16
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WVHB4008IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create an Educational Savings Account Program for students with disabilities and to provide for its administration.
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2018-01-12
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WVHB4037IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a new scholarship available to all West Virginians upon graduation from high school that remain in West Virginia to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree of $10,000 per year. The only academic requirement ...
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2018-01-12
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WVHB4007IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow home-schooled students to participate in secondary school extracurricular activities.
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2018-01-12
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WVHB2166IntroRequiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2818IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit state agencies and institutions of higher learning from discriminating against graduates of private, nonpublic or home schools by requiring them to submit to alternative testing as a precondition for acceptance...
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2742IntroSchool Consolidation Task Force
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2335IntroProtecting academic freedom in higher education
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2056IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to adopt rules to provide for use of neck braces by all football players in interscholastic athletic football events.
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2695IntroCreating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2210IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase pay to teachers and service personnel by two percent the first year, two percent the second and one percent in the third year.
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2849IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide that the compensation level of the Chancellor for Higher Education may be no greater than the salary of the Governor.
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2756IntroThe purpose of this bill is to make Promise scholarships available to students who wish to pursue a vocational certificate or degree in a community and technical college education program.
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2213IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide that five unexcused occasions on which a student is tardy for school may equal one unexcused absence.
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2018-01-10
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WVHB2108IntroRequiring school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for students while being transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses
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2018-01-10
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