State Board Seeks Public Comment On Policies

July 21, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education voted to place revised Policy 6200, Handbook on Planning School Facilities, out on comment for thirty days during its July meeting in Charleston.  

Policy 6200 was revised to address the requirements for constructing school facilities with more emphasis on indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy management as well as students with exceptionalities. The policy change also focuses on the standards of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers design perimeters.  

The State Board also voted to place revised Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs, out on public comment for thirty days, Policy 2510 was revised to meet the physical education legislation that call for schools containing grades kindergarten through twelve to redesign school schedules in order to provide the required minutes of physical education.  

The policy also allows accrued instructional time to be used by schools and counties to provide additional time for professional development and continuing education as needed. Accrued instructional time is defined as time accrued during the instructional term from time added to the instructional day beyond the time required for an instructional day.  

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