WEST virginia Legislature
2016 regular session
House Bill 4447
By Delegates Espinosa, D. Evans, Perry, Anderson, Ferro and Duke
[Introduced February 8,
to the Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-5A-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to granting a local school improvement council waiver for the purpose of increasing the compulsory school attendance age in Marshall County.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-5A-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5A. LOCAL SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT.
§18-5A-3a. Waivers of statutes granted to public schools pursuant to recommendations submitted by local school improvement councils; limitations.
(a) The Legislature hereby grants a waiver from the statute or statutes indicated for the following school or schools pursuant to and for the purposes enumerated in the written statement recommending the waiver, with supporting reasons, approved by the local school improvement council of the respective schools and recommended by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability in accordance with the provisions of section three of this article. The grant of a waiver to a statute means that the school or schools granted the waiver may implement the actions as specifically described in their written statement notwithstanding the provisions of this code from which they are specifically waived. These waivers are limited to the purposes as specifically described in the statement upon which the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability made its recommendation for a waiver to the Legislature and are expressly repealed for any modification or implementation of the described actions which changes those purposes. However, nothing in this section prohibits a local school improvement council school that has been granted a waiver from submitting a request to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability for modifications, subject to approval in accordance with section three of this article.
(b) The following waivers are granted:
(1) Section two-b, article three, chapter eighteen-a of this code is waived for the schools of Cabell County for the purpose of implementing a comprehensive new teacher induction program, which purposes are as more specifically described in the schools written statement approved by the county board and submitted to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on February 24, 2011.
(2) Section one-a, article eight, chapter eighteen of this code is waived for the schools of Marshall County for the purpose of increasing the compulsory school attendance age in Marshall County from seventeen to eighteen years of age as a part of its county-wide dropout prevention initiative as requested by letter dated January 4, 2016, and recommended by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on January 18, 2016.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to grant a waiver for the purpose of increasing the compulsory school attendance age in Marshall County.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.