State Board of Education Seeks Public Input on Policy Updates

January 17, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The West Virginia Board of Education wants your opinion. Board members voted at their January meeting to place three policies on public comment for 30 days.  

Board members are seeking public input on Policy 2200: Parent Involvement in Education. This policy, first adopted in 1989, updates guidelines to provide for the development of a parent involvement policy in each county.

Also placed on 30-day comment is Policy 2515: Uniform Grading. This policy revision, which includes a grading scale, requires the weighting of all Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

Policy 2520.35: 21st Century Science 9-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools also is up for revision. The proposed changes would provide better alignment between conceptual biology and biology, conceptual chemistry and chemistry, and conceptual physics and physics. It also improve alignment with the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. It also adds performance descriptors to earth science, human anatomy, physics and conceptual physics.

Educators, parents and community members are encouraged to review the policies and make suggestions. Policies can be viewed and comments can be submitted by logging onto the West Virginia Department of Education Web site at .

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.