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Introduced Version House Bill 4194 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2016 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 4194

By Delegates Howell, Storch, Frich, Arvon, Eldridge, Moffatt, Upson, Westfall, McCuskey, Miller and Cadle

[Introduced January 21, 2016;
Referred to the committee on Education then Finance.]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-12, relating to requiring each public high school to offer a course in computer science.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-12, to read as follows:

 ARTICLE 2.  STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

§18-2-12.  Required Computer Science Course Offering.


(a) Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, a public high school shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level.

(b) A computer science course offered by a public high school shall:

(1) Be of high quality;

(2) Meet or exceed the curriculum standards and requirements established by the State Board of Education; and

(3) Be made available in a traditional classroom setting, blended learning environment, online-based, or other technology-based format that is tailored to meet the needs of each participating student.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require each public high school to offer a course in computer science.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

 

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