HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 136
(By Delegates Young, M. Poling, Perry, Moye, Pasdon, Pethtel, Barill, Walker, Fragale, Cooper, Tomblin, Ambler, Lawrence, Rowan, Butler, D. Evans, Williams, Sumner, Campbell, Hamrick and Espinosa)
[Originating in the Committee on Education]
(March 7, 2014)
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasibility of implementing an electronic job applicant database as a part of the statewide job bank.
Whereas, Placing highly qualified teachers in available positions is critical to student achievement; and
Whereas, There currently is a statewide job bank maintained on the West Virginia Department of Education web page upon which county boards may post job openings and under current statute is to include an application data base for teachers who have been released due to reductions in force; and
Whereas, Particularly for positions in areas of critical need and priority recruitment, the statewide job bank can be a critical job market tool for county boards seeking employees and fully qualified applicants seeking employment to exchange information; and
Whereas, Information on the statewide job bank also provides a single point of data for the State Board to monitor the vacancies and positions filled by less than fully qualified teachers, paraprofessionals or long term substitutes who are retired, in relation to applicants, and consider options for improving the recruitment and the supply of fully qualified teachers and paraprofessionals; and
Whereas, Further improving the statewide job bank to include a database in which fully qualified teachers and paraprofessionals who are seeking employment can input their resumes, qualifications and credentials would be a valuable resource for assisting county boards seeking to hire the most well-suited and highly qualified candidate; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the feasibility of implementing an electronic job applicant database as a part of the statewide job bank; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature, on the first day of the regular session, 2015, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.