W.Va. Board Seeks Comment on Policy Revisions

March 14, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education placed two policy updates on public comment for 30 days during its March meeting in Charelston.

Board members voted to seek public comment on proposed changes to Policy 1340, Rules and Procedures for Administrative Hearings and Appeals. The revision incorporates the intent of W. Va. Code §18A-4-8e, which establishes a School Bus Operator Review Panel and sets forth that language incorporating such panel into the rules and procedures for administrative hearings. Other changes have been made to update and to reflect policy and statutory changes.

Public comment is also sought on proposed updates to Policy 2330, Nonpublic School Accreditation. The policy revision establishes a process for nonpublic schools to be accredited and adds new language, developed by a stakeholder group of both public and nonpublic school officials.

Educators, parents and community members are encouraged to review the proposed changes and make suggestions. The policy 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 Communication at (304) 558-2699.

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