WEST virginia legislature
2016 regular session
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.