Daily Legislative Update: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 422 - Requiring public schools to publish curriculum online at beginning of each new school year. The bill was passed as amended below and now moves to the House for consideration.
Senator Grady moved to amend the bill on page 1, section 27, lines 1-8, by striking out all of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a), to read as follows:
- Each public school shall ensure that the adopted, up-to-date, county adopted classroom curriculum is posted on the school’s internet website at the beginning of each school year, or no later than 30 business days after new or revised curriculum is adopted. The state board of education may provide access, or authorize access, to the county-adopted classroom curriculum. Only students, parents, or guardians of the students shall be given the log in information provided to gain access to the online curriculum: Provided, That if the public school has no accessible website, the information shall be posted on the website of the appropriate county board of education. For purposes of this section, class curriculum shall include curriculum created pursuant to §18-5A-6 of this code.
Second Reading – Bills on second reading had not been taken up at press time.
Com. Sub. for S. B. 593 - Mandating cost of living salary adjustment policy for state employees
S. B. 736 - Establishing three-year nontraditional school week pilot project
S. B. 738 - Equipment Right to Repair Act
Eng. H. B. 3218 - Relating to requiring suicide prevention resources be printed on student identification cards
-Senate Education Tuesday
H.B. 2597 - Amending performance evaluations of professional personnel. The bill requires that performance evaluations provide an explanation and data in support of any measure or criterion in which the employee is rated less than "satisfactory." The bill advanced from the committee and moves to the Senate floor for action.
H.B. 2607 - Clarify that vehicles with a capacity larger than 10 passengers may be used to transport students provided that no more than 10 passengers may be transported at one time. The bill advanced from the committee and moves to the Senate floor for action.
H.B. 3192 - Abolishing the Center for Nursing and transferring its duties and authorities to the Higher Education Policy Commission The bill advanced from the committee and moves to the Senate Finance Committee for action.
H.B. 3547 - Increasing the number of personal leave days that county board of education employees may use from 4 to 5. The bill advanced from the committee and moves to the Senate floor for action.
H.B. 3548 - Relating to teacher duty-free lunch and daily planning periods. The bill requires the state board create a rule to provide uniform procedure and compensation when teachers voluntary exchange their duty-free lunch recess to perform duties at the school. The bill advanced from the committee and moves to the Senate floor for action.
Com. Sub. for H. B. 3035 - Relating generally to high-quality education programs and school operations. The bill passed and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Com. Sub. for H. B. 3084 - Relating to revising provisions related to public charter schools. The bill passed and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Com. Sub. for H. B. 3224 - Adding West Virginia Junior College to the list of eligible institutions that accept PROMISE scholarship recipients. The bill passed and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Com. Sub. for H. B. 3369 - Creating a School Safety Unit within the Division of Protective Services. The bill passed and now moves to the Senate for consideration.