W.Va. Board Seeks Comment Proposed Policy Revision

October 05, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education is seeking comment on changes to state policy governing health education standards.

Board members on Wednesday voted to place proposed updates to Policy 2520.5, Next Generation Health Education 5-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools on a 30-day comment period.

The policy is being revised to incorporate Policy 2422.13, “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instruction” and Policy 2422.45, "Exclusion from AIDS and STDS Instruction." The update eliminates the need for three separate policies. The proposed changes also included repealing Policies 2422.13 and 2422.45. The proposed revisions have been reviewed by a team of West Virginia health teachers.

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 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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