State Board Policies

Open for Public Comment

NOTICE: Comments, as submitted, shall be filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office and open for public inspection and copying for a period of not less than five years.

POLICY 1241 - Notice and Conduct of Meetings (URL)
Pending Board Action

POLICY 5901 - Regulations for Alternative Certification Programs for the Education of Teachers (URL)
Pending Board Action

Waiver Request Forms

Waiver Request Form (County) (DOC)
Waiver Request Form (School) (DOC)
Continuation of Waiver Request Form (DOC)
Waiver Procedures (DOC)
Waiver Request for Community Programs (PDF)
Waiver Request for Professional and Career and Technical Certificates (PDF)
Waiver Request for Policy 2510, Advanced Placement (Word)

Templates

Dual Credit Approval Form - (DOC), (PDF)
Embedded Credit Approval Form - (DOC), (PDF)
Virtual School Policy Template



West Virginia State Board Policies



Article I - Series 1000
Role and Function of State Education Agency
Policy 1224.1Accounting Procedures Manual for Public Schools
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 1230Freedom of Information Requests
(HTML)
Policy 1241Notice and Conduct of Meetings
(HTML)
Policy 1242State Board of Education Policy Making Process
(HTML)
Policy 1340Rules of Procedure for Administrative Hearings and Appeals
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 1461Drug-Free Workplace
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 1471Mission and Goals of the Department of Education in Correctional Institutions
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Article II - Series 2000
Educational Program Development
Policy 2200Local School Improvement Councils: Engaging Parents, Families, Students, Business and Community in Education
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 2315Comprehensive School Counseling Program
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2322West Virginia System of Support and Accountability
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2325High Quality Standards for Juvenile Institutional Education Programs
(PDF)
Policy 2330Nonpublic School Accreditation
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2340West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2417Regulations and English Language Proficiency Standards for English Learners
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2419Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2420Adult Education
(HTML)
Policy 2422.2Driver Education Regulations
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2422.7Standards for Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedures
(PDF, external); (Word, external)



Procedure manual: (PDF), (Searchable PDF)
Policy 2423Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2425Community Schools: Promoting Health, Safety, Well-Being and Academic Success of Students
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2436.10Participation in extracurricular activities
(Word)
See SSAC Rules at http://www.wvssac.org
Policy 2444.4Issuance of the State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma and Option Pathway
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2445.4AResolution regarding U.S. District Court Order
(PDF); (HTML)
Policy 2445.40Groupings for Adoption of Instructional Resources for Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education and Adolescent Education
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2445.41Textbook Adoption: Notice, Request, and Instructions to Publishers
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2446Public School Support for the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2460Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2510Assuring Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2512Transformative System of Support for Early Literacy
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2525West Virginia's Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2530.02Parenting Education Curriculum
(PDF)
Policy 2650.55Schools of Excellence Recognition
(PDF)
Policy 2800Regulations for the Education of Juveniles Placed in Secure Predispositional Detention Center
(PDF, external); (Word, external)

WVBE Content Standards Policies
Policy 2520.1AWest Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.2BWest Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.3CNext Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science in West Virginia Schools
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.4West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Social Studies
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.5West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Wellness Education
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.7West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for World Languages
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.8West Virginia Driver Education Standards
(Word)
Effective July 1, 2019: (PDF), (Word)
Policy 2520.9West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for the Arts
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.13West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Programs of Study/Standards for Career and Technical Education
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.14West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Technology and Computer Science
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.15Early Learning Standards Framework: Content Standards and Learning Criteria for West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten (WV Pre-k)
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective July 1, 2019: (PDF), (Word)
Title becomes West Virginia Pre-K Standards (Ages 3-5)
Policy 2520.16West Virginia Alternate Academic Achievement Standards
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 2520.17Library Media Standards
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 2520.19West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Dispositions and Standards for Student Success for Grades K-12
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Article III - Series 3000
School District Organization
Policy 3232Establishment Procedures And Operating Policies For Multi-county Career And Technical Education Centers
(PDF); (Word)
Effective November 13, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Policy 3233Establishment and Operation of Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs)
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 3234School Calendar
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 3235Definition of Good Cause for Failure to Receive School Board Training
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 3236Innovation in Education
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Article IV - Series 4000
Pupils
Policy 4110Attendance
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 4150Student Driver Eligibility Certificate
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 4200Provision of Equal Opportunity in West Virginia Public Schools
(PDF)
Policy 4310Policy Regarding Eye, Face or Body Shield Safety Devices
(PDF)
Policy 4321.1Standards for School Nutrition
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective November 13, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Policy 4334WV Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 4336West Virginia School Bus Transportation Policy and Procedures Manual
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 4350Procedures for the Collection, Maintenance and Disclosure of Student Information
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 4355High School Diploma for Veterans
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 4373Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools
(PDF, external); (Word, external)


Suicide Prevention Guidelines (Word)
Policy 4374School Uniforms
(PDF); (HTML)
Article V - Series 5000
School Personnel
Policy 5000Procedures for Designated Hiring and Transfer of School Personnel
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5050West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5100Approval of Educator Preparation Programs
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5103Prospective Employable Professional Personnel
(HTML)
Policy 5112Athletic Trainers
(PDF)
Policy 5141Approved College Credit for Aide IV Classification
(PDF)
Policy 5202Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional / Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5300Board of Education Relations with School Personnel
(PDF)
Policy 5301College Hours or Comparable Training in a Vocational School
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5309County Superintendent Performance Evaluations
(PDF); (HTML)
Policy 5310Performance Evaluation of School Personnel
(PDF, external); (Word, external)

The WVBE approved a waiver of WVBE Policy 5310 on October 15, 2015. The waiver delays the use of summative assessment results of English Language Arts and Mathematics for the 15% component of an educator's evaluation for the 2015-16 school year. West Virginia Board of Education Policy 5310 will continue to require the use of summative assessment results for the 5% school-wide growth component of the evaluation system for the 2015-16 school year.

All references in Policy 5310 regarding roster verification were also waived for the 2015-16 school year.

Educator Evaluation Resources
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN (Word)
COACHES EVALUATION FORM (Word)

Professional Growth Plan Form (pdf)
Coach Evaluation Form (pdf)

Policy 5314Service Personnel Responsibilities and Performance Standards
(PDF)
Policy 5314.01Autism Mentor
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5500Professional Learning for West Virginia Educators
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective November 13, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Policy 5500.02County Service Personnel Staff Development Councils
(PDF)
Policy 5500.03Skills for Principals
(HTML)
Policy 5530Sabbatical Leave Policy for Professional Educators and Teacher Aides
(PDF)
Policy 5612Workers' Compensation Benefits
(PDF); (HTML)
Policy 5800Standards of Professional Practice for West Virginia Superintendents, Principals, and Teacher Leaders
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5899Beginning Principal Internships
(PDF)
Policy 5901Alternative Programs for the Education of Teachers
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 5902Employee Code of Conduct
(PDF); (HTML)
Article VI - Series 6000
School Buildings and Sites
Policy 6200Planning of School Facilities
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 6201Floor Covering in Public Schools
(HTML)
Policy 6202Indoor Air Quality
(HTML)
Policy 6203HVAC Technicians
(HTML)
Policy 6204School Closings or Consolidations
(PDF); (Word)
Article VII - Series 7000
Relationship with Public, Other Agencies and Institutions
Policy 7200Intercounty Transfer Arrangements
(HTML)
Policy 7211Conflict Resolution Process for Citizens
(PDF, external); (Word, external)

Resolution flowchart


Policy 7212Intercounty Transfer Appeal
(HTML)
Policy 7300Report Card
(HTML)
Article VIII - Series 8000
Finance
Policy 8100Public School Finance (Handbook for School Finance in WV)
(Part 1 - Word)
(Part 2 - PDF)
(Part 3 - PDF)
Policy 8100.1Computation of Average Daily Attendance (ADA) and Average Daily Membership (ADM)
(PDF)
Policy 8200Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual Policy
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Policy 8224Projection of Net Enrollment Increases
(PDF); (Word)
Policy 8350Programs to Strengthen Student Learning Ability
(PDF); (HTML)

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Policies
Series 1Constitution
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective October 9, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Series 2Athletics, Provisions Governing Eligibility
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective October 9, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Series 3Provisions Governing Contests
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Effective October 9, 2018: (PDF), (Word)
Series 4Provisions Governing Conduct
(PDF, external); (Word, external)
Series 5Band Activities
Effective October 9, 2018: (PDF), (Word)

For more information, e-mail:
Heather Hutchens, General Counsel

Useful Links

Steven L. Paine, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Schools

David G. Perry
President, West Virginia Board of Education

Contact Info

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia
Phone: 304-558-2681

Certification Contact

Phone: 304-558-7010

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