WEST virginia legislature
2021 regular session
House Bill 3177
By Delegates Ellington, Hanna, Higginbotham, Hamrick, Kessinger, Smith, Toney, Mazzocchi, Horst, Holstein and Mandt
[Introduced March 16, 2021; referred to the Committee on Education]
A BILL to repeal §18-2-5d, §18-2-13b, §18-2-24, §18-2-29, and §18-2-35 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal §18-2E-4a of said code; to repeal §18-3-9b of said code; to repeal §18-4-12 of said code; to repeal §18-5-18e, and §18-5-43 of said code; to repeal §18-7A-36 of said code; to repeal §18-9A-8a of said code; to repeal §18-9B-11a of said code; to repeal §18-10H-4 of said code; to amend and reenact §18-9A-6a, §18-9A-7, and §18-9A-16 of said code; and to amend and reenact §18-9B-1, §18-9B-2, §18-9B-3, §18-9B-4, §18-9B-5, §18-9B-6, §18-9B-6a, §18-9B-7, §18-9B-8, §18-9B-9, §18-9B-10, §18-9B-12, §18-9B-13, §18-9B-14, §18-9B-15, §18-9B-17, §18-9B-18, §18-9B-19, §18-9B-20 and §18-9B-21 of said code, all relating to removing expired, outdated, inoperative and antiquated provisions and report requirements in education code; updating references; repealing expired report requirement related to productive and safe schools; repealing authorization of state board respecting use of revenues from dormitories, home or refectories; repealing outdated structure for collaboration on professional development delivery among state universities, regional education service agencies and center for professional development; repealing unused competitive grant program for selected schools and school districts; repealing unused requirement for state board rule on school uniforms for students; repealing outdated exception to mailing school report cards; repealing outdated mandated reduction in budgeted amount for personal services in certain fiscal year; repealing outdated exception for county board meeting related to fixing salaries of county superintendent; repealing expired study and report on pupils per teacher; repealing expired report requirement relating to county-wide council on productive and safe schools; repealing expired report requirement relating to joint study of retirement systems; removing reference to repealed allocation to teachers retirement fund; removing expired provisions related to additional funding bus system using bio-diesel alternative fuel; repealing expired allowance for regional education service agencies; replacing reference to state board of school finance with state superintendent; removing expired provision prohibiting salary reduction of certain persons due to passage of school finance article; correcting references to tax commissioner for functions previously transferred to state auditor; deleting outdated references to employment term and instructional term; and removing outdated provisions creating state board of school finance and requiring state superintendent to exercise powers and perform duties; repealing outdated authorization for adjustments to average daily attendance; and repealing mandate for establishment of certain interdisciplinary doctoral program.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-5d. Duty of board to report guidelines for productive and safe schools.
§18-2-13b. Additional authority of state Board of Education concerning revenue bonds for dormitories, homes or refectories.
§18-2-24. Collaboration of state institutions of higher education having a teacher preparation program with the Center for Professional Development, state board and the regional education service agencies.
§18-2-29. Competitive grant program for selected schools and school districts.
§18-2-35. Dress codes requiring school uniforms for students.
ARTICLE 2E. HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
§18-2E-4a. Exception to requirement of mailing school report cards.
ARTICLE 3. STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
§18-3-9b. Reduction in amount budgeted for personal services.
ARTICLE 4. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
§18-4-12. Exception to §18-4-4.
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-18e. Study of limits on the number of pupils per teacher in a classroom in elementary and middle schools.
§18-5-43. Duty of the county board of education to report the county-wide productive and safe school plans to the West Virginia Board of Education.
ARTICLE 7A. STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
§18-7A-36. Joint study of state retirement systems; report to Joint Committee on Government and Finance by specified date of study conclusions.
ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.
§18-9A-6a. Teachers retirement fund allowance; unfunded liability allowance.
(a) The total teachers
retirement fund allowance is the sum of the basic foundation allowance for
professional educators, the basic foundation allowance for professional student
support personnel and the basic foundation allowance for service personnel, as
provided in §18-9A-4, §18-9A-5 and §18-9A-8 of this
code; all salary equity appropriations authorized in §18A-4-5 of this code; and
such amounts as are to be paid by the counties pursuant to §18A-4-5a and
§18A-4-5b of this code to the extent such county salary supplements are equal
to the amount distributed for salary equity among the counties, multiplied by
the average retirement contribution rate for each county board. The average
contribution rate for each county board is based on the required employer contributions
aide aid eligible employees participating in the
retirement plans pursuant to §18-7A-1 et seq. and §18-7B-1 et seq.
of this code.
(b) The teachers retirement
fund allowance amounts provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be
accumulated in the employers accumulation fund of the State Teachers Retirement
System Fund pursuant to
section eighteen, article seven-a of this
chapter §18-7A-18 of this code and shall
be in lieu of the contribution required of employers pursuant to subsection
(b) of said section §18-7A-18(b) of this code as to all personnel
included in the allowance for state aid in accordance with sections four,
five and eight of this article §18-9A-4, §18-9A-5 and §18-9A-8 of this
(c) In addition to the teachers
retirement fund allowance provided for in subsection (a) of this section, there
shall be an allowance for the reduction of any unfunded liability of the
teachers retirement fund in accordance with the following provisions of this
subsection. On or before December 31, of each year, the actuary or actuarial
firm employed in accordance with the provisions of §5-10D-4 of this code shall
submit a report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Delegates which sets forth an actuarial valuation of the teachers retirement
fund as of the preceding June 31. Each annual report shall recommend the
actuary’s best estimate, at that time, of the funding necessary to both
eliminate the unfunded liability over a 40-year period beginning on July 1,
1994, and to meet the cash flow requirements of the fund in fulfilling its
future anticipated obligations to its members. In determining the amount of
funding required, the actuary shall take into consideration all funding
otherwise available to the fund for that year from any source.
That the appropriation and allocation to the teachers’ retirement fund made
pursuant to the provisions of section six-b of this article shall be included
in the determination of the requisite funding amount In any year in which
the actuary determines that the teachers retirement fund is not being funded in
such a manner, the allowance made for the unfunded liability for the next
fiscal year shall be not less than the amount of the actuary’s best estimate of
the amount necessary to conform to the funding requirements set forth in this
§18-9A-7. Foundation allowance for transportation cost.
(a) The allowance in the foundation school program for each county for transportation is the sum of the following computations:
(1) A percentage of the transportation costs incurred by the county for maintenance, operation and related costs exclusive of all salaries, including the costs incurred for contracted transportation services and public utility transportation, as follows:
(A) For each high-density
eighty-seven and one-half 87.5 percent;
(B) For each medium-density
ninety 90 percent;
(C) For each low-density
ninety-two and one-half 92.5 percent;
(D) For each sparse-density
ninety-five 95 percent;
(E) For any county for the transportation cost for maintenance, operation and related costs, exclusive of all salaries, for transporting students to and from classes at a multicounty vocational center, the percentage provided in paragraphs (A) through (D) of this subdivision as applicable for the county plus an additional 10 percent; and
(F) For any county for that
portion of its school bus system that uses as an alternative fuel compressed
natural gas or propane, the percentage provided in paragraphs (A) through (D)
of this subdivision as applicable for the county plus an additional 10 percent:
That for any county receiving an additional ten percent for
that portion of their bus system using bio-diesel as an alternative fuel during
the school year 2012-2013, bio-diesel shall continue to qualify as an
alternative fuel under this paragraph to the extent that the additional
percentage applicable to that portion of the bus system using bio-diesel shall
be decreased by two and one-half percent per year for four consecutive school
years beginning in school year 2014-2015: Provided, however That any
county using an alternative fuel and qualifying for the additional allowance
under this subdivision shall submit a plan regarding the intended future use of
alternatively fueled school buses;
(2) The total cost, within each county, of insurance premiums on buses, buildings and equipment used in transportation;
(3) An amount equal to
and one-third 8.33 percent of the current replacement value of the
bus fleet within each county as determined by the state board. The amount shall
only be used for the replacement of buses except as provided in subdivision (4)
of this subsection. Buses purchased after July 1, 1999 that are driven one hundred
eighty thousand 180,000 miles, regardless of year model, are subject
to the replacement value of eight and one-third 8.33 percent as
determined by the state board. In addition, in any school year in which its net
enrollment increases when compared to the net enrollment the year immediately
preceding, a school district may apply to the state superintendent for funding
for an additional bus or buses. The state superintendent shall make a decision
regarding each application based upon an analysis of the individual school
district’s net enrollment history and transportation needs: Provided,
That the superintendent may not consider any application which fails to
document that the county has applied for federal funding for additional buses.
If the state superintendent finds that a need exists, a request for funding
shall be included in the budget request submitted by the state board for the
upcoming fiscal year;
(4) Notwithstanding the restriction on the use of funds for the replacement of buses pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection, up to $200,000 of these funds in any school year may be used by a county for school facility and equipment repair, maintenance and improvement or replacement or other current expense priorities if a request by the county superintendent listing the amount, the intended use of the funds and the serviceability of the bus fleet is approved by the state superintendent. Before approving the request, the state superintendent shall verify the serviceability of the county’s bus fleet based upon the state school bus inspection defect rate of the county over the two prior years; and
(5) Aid in lieu of transportation equal to the state average amount per pupil for each pupil receiving the aid within each county.
(b) The total state share for this purpose is the sum of the county shares: Provided, That a county may not receive an allowance which is greater than one-third above the computed state average allowance per transportation mile multiplied by the total transportation mileage in the county exclusive of the allowance for the purchase of additional buses.
(c) One half of one percent of the transportation allowance distributed to each county is for the purpose of trips related to academic classroom curriculum and not related to any extracurricular activity. Any remaining funds credited to a county for the purpose of trips related to academic classroom curriculum during the fiscal year shall be carried over for use in the same manner the next fiscal year and shall be separate and apart from, and in addition to, the appropriation for the next fiscal year. The state board may request a county to document the use of funds for trips related to academic classroom curriculum if the board determines that it is necessary.
§18-9A-8a. Foundation allowance for regional education service agencies.
§18-9A-16. General school fund and its use.
established is continued a separate school fund to be known as the “general
school fund” which shall be administered by the same board as provided in section
five, article nine of this chapter state superintendent. The
proceeds from the income of this school fund, and the interest thereon, as
provided for under the irreducible school fund amendment to the Constitution
shall accrue to the General School Fund which, with moneys appropriated by the
Legislature, shall be used to support the public schools of the state. All
other State funds and taxes formerly dedicated to the General School Fund shall
hereafter be paid into the State General Fund. No person who, at the
time of passage of this article, depended on the general school fund in part or
in whole for payment of his salary shall have his salary reduced by virtue of
BOARD OF SCHOOL FINANCE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BUDGETS AND AUDITS.
§18-9B-1. Purpose and construction of article.
Because of the adoption of
the “Tax Limitation Amendment,” it has become necessary for the state to
participate, to an increasing degree, in the financing of the free public
schools. In the fiscal year 1938-1939, this participation aggregated
55 percent of the total expended by county boards of education for the
operation of the schools of the state, and in seventeen 17
counties state aid represented in excess of seventy 70 percent of
the total amounts spent for public education in those counties. In consequence
of this state investment in local education, the state has acquired a paramount
interest in the sound and stable management of the financial affairs of county
school districts so that the maximum effectiveness of education may be obtained
from the expenditure of the limited funds available.
With the foregoing purposes in view, this article is enacted to develop improved methods of financial administration and to bring increased financial guidance and assistance to the management of county school affairs.
The provisions of this
article shall be construed to be in addition to the authority now exercised by
Tax Commissioner State Auditor as chief inspector and
supervisor of public offices (under article nine, chapter six of the code)
under §6-9-1 et seq. of the code for the purposes of fidelity accounting
and auditing. The intent of the Legislature is that the powers granted by this
article to the state board of school finance State Superintendent of
Schools over financial management shall in administration be fully
coordinated with those of the Tax Commissioner State Auditor over
the legality and fidelity of public expenditures.
The provisions of this article shall be liberally construed to give effect to the purposes stated.
For the purposes of this article:
“Board of finance” means
the state board of school finance “State
superintendent” means the State Superintendent of Schools.
“Budget” means the annual budget of school revenues and expenditures prepared and adopted by a county board of education in accordance with this article.
“Levy estimate” means the summary statement of the total budgeted school requirements prepared and adopted by a county board of education in accordance with law, in justification of the amount levied upon taxable property within the county for the support of the local schools.
“Appropriation” means an item, or the amount of an item, budgeted by a county board of education for expenditure during the fiscal year.
“Expenditure schedule” means a schedule for the expenditure of amounts budgeted throughout the fiscal year and adopted in conjunction with the annual budget.
“County board” means a county board of education.
“Employment term” means
ten months of employment as defined in section fifteen, article five of this
chapter. “Instructional term”
shall be that as defined in section fifteen, article five of this chapter
of school finance State Superintendent of Schools. There is hereby created
the “state board of school finance” which shall consist of the state
superintendent of free schools, as chairman, the State Tax Commissioner, and
the director of the budget as secretary. The members of the board shall serve
without additional compensation. The board shall meet upon the call of the
chairman or a majority of its members. It shall keep a minute record of all
proceedings and a special record of general regulations and special orders. The
meeting place of the board shall be at the state capital. The concurrence of a
majority of the members shall be necessary for all official acts. The board State Superintendent of Schools
shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred upon it him
or her by this article. The personnel of the
state departments represented upon the membership of the board shall be
available to the board for performance of its powers and duties
§18-9B-4. Powers and
board State Superintendent of Schools.
of finance State Superintendent of Schools, in addition
to the specific powers and duties conferred upon it him or her,
shall advise and assist county boards of education and county superintendents
in the planning and management of school finances to the end that the most
effective program of public education be realized from the funds available for
expenditure by the several counties.
In the exercise of
powers the powers granted under this article, the board of
finance state superintendent shall not substitute its his
or her discretion and judgment for that of a county board of education with
respect to the desirability or reasonability of a lawful school expenditure if
the provisions of law and the orders of the board of finance state
superintendent are complied with by the county board. If, however, a county
board fails or refuses to provide for the support of the standard school term,
to adhere to the budget and the expenditure schedule, or to comply with other
provisions of this article, the board of finance state superintendent
may require such action on the part of the county board, not in violation of
law, as the board of finance state superintendent may find to be
best calculated to restore the financial affairs of the county board to a proper
and lawful basis.
§18-9B-5. School district budgeting.
board of finance
state superintendent shall formulate and prescribe a uniform system of
school district budgeting for the use of all county school districts to
include, at least:
(1) Itemization schedules for estimating anticipated revenues and receipts of all kinds;
(2) Itemization schedules for estimating anticipated requirements for expenditure during the fiscal year;
(3) The form, classification and itemization of budget items for appropriation purposes;
(4) Expenditure schedules for the allotment of amounts of proposed expenditures throughout the fiscal year;
(5) A budget calendar
fixing the dates by or upon which schedules shall be prepared, budgets adopted,
and reports made to the
board of finance state superintendent;
(6) Methods and procedures of budgeting to be followed in the use of the uniform system.
§18-9B-6. Submission and approval of budget.
A county board of education
shall, on or before the day fixed by the budget calendar, submit its proposed
budget to the
board of finance state superintendent together with
such supporting schedules as the board state superintendent may
A county board shall not
finally adopt its budget until after the written approval of the
finance state superintendent has been received, and the levy
estimate has been approved by the Tax Commissioner State Auditor
as required by law. If the Tax Commissioner State Auditor finds
that the levy estimate, based upon the budget, does not conform to the
requirements of law, the board shall authorize and require such further
revision of the budget as may be necessary for the correction of the levy
estimate as required by the Tax Commissioner State Auditor.
A county board of education
shall submit a preliminary budget upon requirement of the
board of finance
state superintendent, which approved budget shall be considered by the Tax
Commissioner State Auditor when approving levy estimates.
§18-9B-6a. Delaying submission of budget.
Notwithstanding any other
provisions of the code to the contrary, the county board shall not be required
to submit its budget for approval by the state
Board of Education superintendent
as provided by section twelve-a, article eight, chapter eleven of this code
and §18-9B-6 and §18-9B-7 of this code, until the 10th day next following
the state board’s superintendent’s transmittal of final state aid
computations following the adoption of the state budget, but no later than May
30: Provided, That, in any year in which the state budget is not adopted
on or before May 1, the state board superintendent may require
the county board to adopt a preliminary budget and to submit it to the state board
superintendent no later than May 30, and when final computations of
state aid are transmitted to the county board, the county board shall make such
adjustments as are necessary prior to final adoption of the budget.
board of finance state superintendent before final
approval of budget; length of term.
board of finance
state superintendent, before giving its his or her final
approval to a proposed budget, shall require that:
(1) Estimates of revenue and receipts are reasonable and accurate;
(2) Amounts are budgeted so as to cover actual requirements of school operation; and
(3) Amounts are budgeted so
as to maintain the schools of the county for the employment term and the
instructional term as
defined in section fifteen, article five of this
chapter provided by §18-5-45 of this code.
§18-9B-8. Projected expenditures order of revision in budget.
board of finance
state superintendent finds that the proposed budget for a county will
not maintain the proposed educational program as well as other financial obligations
of their county board of education, it he or she may require that
the budget be revised, but in no case shall he or she permit the
reduction of the instructional term pursuant to the provisions contained in section
fifteen, article five of this chapter §18-5-45 of this code nor the
employment term below 200 days. Any required revision in the budget for this
purpose may be made in the following order:
(1) Postpone expenditures for permanent improvements and capital outlays except from the permanent improvement fund;
(2) Reduce the amount budgeted for maintenance exclusive of service personnel so as to guarantee the payment of salaries for the employment term; or
(3) Adjust amounts budgeted in any other way so as to assure the required employment term of 200 days and the required instructional term of 180 days under the applicable provisions of law.
§18-9B-9. Uniform accounting systems for school districts.
of finance state superintendent shall formulate the requirements
of a uniform system of management accounting for the use of county school
districts. The requirements shall include at least:
(1) The accrual accounting of all revenues and other receipts from whatever source;
(2) The accounting of expenditures under the several items of appropriation in accordance with the expenditure schedule;
(3) Monthly and quarterly reports of rate of expenditure, encumbrances, and free balances under the several items of appropriation;
(4) Methods of accounting practice and procedures to be followed in the use of the uniform system.
The accounting requirements
so formulated shall be certified
by the secretary of the board to the Tax
Commissioner State Auditor. The Tax
Commissioner State Auditor shall then incorporate the requirements
into a uniform system of school district accounting and as chief inspector and
supervisor of public offices local government offices, shall
prescribe the use of the uniform system by all county school districts by
virtue of the authority vested in him or her by §6-9-2 of this code.
§18-9B-10. Restrictions on county boards.
County boards of education shall:
(1) Authorize the expenditure of funds and incur obligations only in accordance with the budget and the expenditure schedule;
(2) Make transfers between
items of appropriation only with the prior written approval of the
board of finance state superintendent.
§18-9B-11a. Adjustments in average daily attendance to assure equitable allocation of aid.
§18-9B-12. Practices of fiscal administration.
state board of
school finance state superintendent may formulate the requirements
of adequate practices of fiscal administration to be followed by county school
districts. Such requirements may include:
(1) Procedures for the receipts, control and disbursement of county school funds;
(2) Forms for requisitions, purchase orders, disbursements, and other necessary documents;
(3) Regulations for the performance of the powers and duties pertaining to school finance;
(4) Regulations for the exercise of the comptroller function;
(5) Other instructions and regulations for the proper procedures and practices of fiscal administration in the county schools.
The requirements formulated
board of finance state superintendent shall be certified
by the secretary of the board state superintendent to the Tax
Commissioner State Auditor. The Tax Commissioner State
Auditor as chief inspector and supervisor of public offices local
government offices shall incorporate the requirements so certified in his or
her instructions with respect to fiscal administration and shall prescribe
their use by all county school districts by virtue of the authority vested in
him or her by §6-9-2 of this code.
§18-9B-13. Inspection and audit of school finance administration.
board of finance
state superintendent may, through its his or her duly
authorized representatives, make inspections and examinations of the fiscal
administration of a county school district. The inspection and examination may
extend to any matter or practice subject to regulation by the state board
state superintendent. Regular and special examinations may be made by a
certified public accountant approved pursuant to §6-9-7 of this code selected
by the county board in accordance with nonemergency regulations submitted by
the chief inspector, or by the chief inspector himself or herself. All
examinations shall be made as provided in §6-9-7 of this code. The board
state superintendent may make selective audits to determine the accuracy
of statements and reports made by a county board or superintendent.
The report of the
examination shall be certified to the county board, which should include the
identification of procedures and practices found to not be in accordance with
the requirements of the
state board state superintendent. The
county board shall comply with the instructions forthwith.
state board state
superintendent, through its his or her duly authorized representatives,
shall have full access to all books, records, papers, and documents of the
§18-9B-14. Establishment of permanent improvement fund; contents and use of fund.
A county board of education may establish a special fund for county school purposes to be known as the “permanent improvement fund.” The fund shall consist of:
(1) The proceeds of the
levy allocated to that purpose by
section six-c, article eight, chapter
eleven of the code, as amended §11-8-6c, §11-8-12
and §11-8-12a of this code;
(2) Unexpended balances of
other funds transferred to the fund, with the approval of the
board of finance state superintendent,
at the end of the fiscal year; and
(3) Any other moneys authorized by law to be used for the purposes of the fund.
The proceeds of the fund shall be used only for the support of building and permanent improvement projects. The fund may be accumulated from year to year but moneys shall not be paid into the fund so as to increase the assets of the fund to a total amount in excess of 25 percent of the amount of the foundation school program for that county for the same school year.
§18-9B-15. Permanent improvement fund — To be treated as separate fund; expenditures; limitation on accumulations and assets of fund.
county board shall treat the permanent improvement fund as a separate fund in
the annual budget for county school purposes. Expenditures shall be made from
the fund only in accordance with an appropriation made pursuant to the annual
budget, or made otherwise in accordance with this article. If the
finance state superintendent finds, in its his or her
examination of the budget of a county school district, that a county board has
accumulated, or with proposed additions to the fund in the fiscal year will
accumulate, the fund of the county to an amount in excess of 25 percent of the
amount of the foundation school program of the county for the same fiscal year,
the board of finance state superintendent shall order that no
moneys in excess of the limitation be appropriated for or paid into the fund.
If the board of finance state superintendent finds that the
assets of the fund of a county exceed 25 percent of the amount of the
foundation school program for the county for the same year, the board state
superintendent may require that building and permanent improvement projects
included in the annual budget, be paid for out of the fund.
board of finance state superintendent shall administer this
section so as to keep the accumulated assets of the fund, as near as may be,
within the limitation of 25 percent of the amount of the foundation school
§18-9B-17. Duties of county board and county superintendent.
county board of education and a county superintendent shall comply with the
instructions of the state
board of finance superintendent and
shall perform the duties required of them in accordance with the provisions of
§18-9B-18. Issuance and enforcement of orders.
board of finance state superintendent shall enforce the
requirements of and its his or her regulations issued under this
article. The board state superintendent may issue orders to
county boards of education requiring specific compliance with its his
or her instructions. If a county board fails or refuses to comply, the board
state superintendent may proceed to enforce its his or her
order by any appropriate remedy in any court of competent jurisdiction.
§18-9B-19. Withholding of state aid for noncompliance by county board.
board of finance
state superintendent may withhold payment of state aid from a county
board that fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article or
the requirements of the state board superintendent made in
board of finance state superintendent.
board of school
finance superintendent may require, and prescribe the form of,
fiscal reports to be made to the board state superintendent at
such times and to contain such information as the board state
superintendent may determine.
§18-9B-21. Reports by
of finance state superintendent.
board of school
finance state superintendent shall make an annual report to the
Governor and to the Legislature pertaining to the work of the board state
superintendent and the finances of school districts. The board state
superintendent shall make such special reports as the Governor or the
Legislature may request.
ARTICLE 10H. ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
§18-10H-4. Interdisciplinary doctoral program in vocational-technical education.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to repeal or remove a variety of provisions in the education law relating to studies and reports to be conducted and made in years past, authorizations, duties and funding provisions that no longer have meaning due to changes to other statutes, and program requirements that have not been implemented for many years. Technical changes also made consistent with current drafting standards.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.