State Board Seeking Public Comment on School Policies

September 13, 2013

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) placed policies out on public comment during its monthly meeting and wants to hear from students, parents, educators and others. 

Board members voted to place Policy 5100- Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs on comment for thirty days. Policy 5100 has been revised to include updated Praxis scores and to make other grammatical and formatting edits to clarify the intent of the policy.

Also placed on public comment for thirty days was Policy 5202 - Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications. Policy 5202 has been revised to address the governor’s challenge to the state board to ensure advanced career options for students.  In addition, changes were made to identify requirements for new temporary authorizations; to create new Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsements; to identify requirements for new advanced credentials and to update requirements for currently existing advanced credentials; to update the list of accrediting agencies for Institutes of Higher Education; to clarify language regarding salary classification for the non‑U.S. citizen permit; to clarify language for certificate renewal;  to update Praxis I and II information; and to make other edits to clarify the intent of the policy.

Meanwhile, the board approved updates to Policy 2520.35 - 21st Century Science 9-12 Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs).  In June, the WVBE placed Policy 2520.35 on comment for a period of 30 days to allow for the removal of the Coordinated and Thematic Science (CATS) Science 9 and 10 and added CSOs for forensic science.

Educators, parents, community members and others are encouraged to review the proposed changes and make suggestions. The   policies can be viewed on the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) website at

For more information, contact Liza Cordeiro the WVDE Communication Office at 304-558-2699.

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