W.Va. Board Approves Policy Changes During August Meeting

August 09, 2012

CHARLESTON. W.Va. – Several policy changes were approved during the August West Virginia Board of Education meeting.

During the 2012 legislative session, policy was amended to authorize the provision of a high school diploma to surviving veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  The changes will be incorporated into Policy 4355.

After being placed on public comment in June, Policy 5100 was revised and will affect several topics covering educational personnel preparation programs. Some include identifying the requirements for establishing a Teacher-in-Residence partnership with a county school system, American Sign Language alternative route programs, clarify the requirements for clinical experiences in virtual school settings, update the Praxis assessment table to reflect scores for new assessments, and modify existing requirements for alternative education programs to reflect legislative changes.  Other edits will be made to clarify the intent of the policy.

Policy 5202, which covers the minimum requirements for the licensure of professional and paraprofessional personnel and advanced salary classifications, was also approved.  The proposed revisions were placed on public comment in June, and two comments received required language clarification.  The policy was updated to reflect those changes.

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