W.Va. Board of Education Seeks Public Input

April 15, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education is seeking comment on alterations made to three state policies outlining preschool and school counselor standards. The board voted during its April meeting to place the policy updates on a 30-day public comment period ending May 16.


Proposed changes to Policy 2510, Assuring Quality of Education:  Regulations for Education Programs reflect the first phase of revisions to occur over the next 12 months. Revisions include the elimination of time constraints for teaching particular subjects at the elementary and middle school level; remove expired graduation requirements; condense current graduation requirements into one cohesive set; and other minor provisions. 

Updated to Policy 2525, West Virginia’s Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System have been made to address the continuous quality improvement of West Virginia's Universal Pre-K system. The proposed revisions target three key areas, including continued collaboration of community partners to strengthen universal enrollment processes, the approval process for comprehensive pre-k curricula, and the revision of the current program assessmentand continuous quality improvement procedures for the county collaborative early childhood team

Updates to Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress reflect the new name of the office and will change to lower case the names of positions, such as county test coordinator, when used within general text and replace "one year" with "academic year" in the appendices.

Educators, parents and community members are encouraged to review the policies and make suggestions. The policies can be viewed and comments can be submitted by logging onto the West Virginia Department of Education website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies.

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

--The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are committed to ensuring all students in the state are college and career ready when they graduate from a public school. What West Virginia students are learning in school exceeds national and international standards. Through the WVDE’s 21st century learning plan called Global21: Students deserve it. The world demands it.,” West Virginia is seeing better student performance on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2); the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams; the job skills assessment called Work Keys given to career and technical education students; and in a high school graduation rate that exceeds the national average. 

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