W.Va. Board of Education Seeks Public Comment

February 24, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to place several proposed policies on public comment for 30 days.


Board members at their February meeting placed Policy 2325, High Quality Standards for Juvenile Institutional Education Programs on public comment. The policy is being revised and updated to incorporated changes suggested in an Office of Education Performance Audits report that will create a more seamless monitoring system for institutional programs.


The board also is seeking public comment on Policy 2520.35, 21st Century Science 9-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools. The changes revise, reduce and reorganize standards in physical science, biology and conceptual biology.


Updates to Policy 5100, Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs incorporate the vision for 21st century schools. The revisions include replacing the Interstate New Teacher Assessment & Support Consortium Standards (INTASC) with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards. The policy also calls for replacing the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) with standards provided by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE).


Educators, parents and community members are encouraged to review the proposed changes and make suggestions. The policies can be viewed on the West Virginia Department of Education Web site at http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies.


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


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