CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The West Virginia Board of Education is seeking input on several policies that have been placed on a 30-day public comment period ending Nov. 9, 2007.
At their October meeting the board placed on comment Policy 2445.40, Groupings for Textbook Adoption for Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education and Adolescent Education; Policy 2445.41, Textbook Adoption: Notice, Request and Instructions to Publishers. These policies are being updated to allow for proposed curriculum changes and to remove a requirement that an official book sample be stored for six years as well as allow for electronic bids.
The board also is seeking input on Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs; and Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications. Policy 5202 is being updated to add additional advanced credentials and teaching endorsements, while Policy 5100 adds two additional endorsements.
School administrators, teachers and parents are encouraged to review the documents and make suggestions on improving the policies, which can be viewed by logging onto http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies.