State Board Places Policy on Comment

September 10, 1999

At its monthly meeting held yesterday at Spring Valley High School in Wayne County, the West Virginia Board of Education placed on public comment a policy dealing with the intercounty transfer of students.  

Policy 7212 -- developed to provide a process for the appeal of a denial by a county board of education of a transfer of a student who resides in one county and proposes to attend school in a different county -- will be on public comment until Oct. 22.  

"The proposed change to the policy deals only with Section 3.8, and provides that transportation costs for such a transfer remain with the parents requesting the transfer unless the county boards of education involved have initiated and approved the plan for transferring the student," explained State Superintendent Dr. Henry Marockie. "By putting this policy out for comment, we will be able to receive input from throughout the state."  

The Board received a report on two programs which recently received major grants: WV IMPACT ($2.28 million), a teacher quality enhancement program; and Reading for All ($5.99 million), a program to help improve reading skills of all West Virginians. The Board re-established professional development goals for educators, adding one new goal on understanding and appreciating diversity.  

The Board will meet again on October 8 in Fayette County.

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