Board Approves Policy Updates, Seeks Public Comment

September 11, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Board of Education has approved updates to two state policied and voted to place another on public comment.


The board updated Policy 2445.41, Textbooks Adoption Notice, Request and Instructions to Publishers to make it easier to submit digital as well as text-based materials.

The revisions clarify the definition of textbooks to include both print-based and electronic textbooks. The revisions also allow for a teacher’s edition to be provided in digital format when the student text is in digital or electronic format and requires publishers to include an interactive version of all print-based textbooks, among other changes.
The board also revised Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress, which provides guidelines for monitoring whether parents and guardians receive student reports in a timely and secure manner.
The board also is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to Policy 2419, Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities to incorporate new federal guidelines concerning IDEA. Comments will be accepted beginning Oct. 13.
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
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.

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