West Virginia Board of Education Reviewing State Policies

December 22, 2003

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education is currently reviewing all of its educational policies in an effort to better serve the students of West Virginia.  

Recently, several policies have been revamped in light of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The Board is committed to fine-tuning all policies to comply with the federal education law. The Board is also committed to lightening the workload burden that many principals are facing as a result of No Child Left Behind.  

“We hear from our educators that their jobs are becoming more and more difficult,” said Board President Sandra Chapman. “ These educators have several policies, codes and regulations they must follow. We want to make sure we are best using their time through our policies.”  

The Board and the Department of Education will begin looking at all state education policies to guarantee they fall in line with the Board’s goals and objectives. This process will include input from legislators, county school superintendents, principals and other educational leaders.  

“It is our job to ensure the students of West Virginia receive a thorough and efficient education,” said Chapman. “Sometimes that means peeling away all the layers and finding out what really works and what is really important.”

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