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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 101 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 101

(By Delegates M. Poling, Paxton, Beach, Crosier, Ennis, Lawrence, Louisos, Moye, Pethtel, Perry, Shaver, Stowers, Walker, Williams, Andes, Duke, Romine, Rowan, Sumner and Shott )


[Originating in the Committee on Education]


(February 9, 2009)



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to make a study on improving the ability of public schools to effectively recruit and employ well qualified graduates from colleges and universities in this state and others to teach in the public schools.

Whereas, Colleges and universities in West Virginia and other states each year produce well qualified candidates for employment in the state's public schools, many in subject areas that the state considers areas of critical need and shortage; and
Whereas, For the 2007-08 school year, 3860 professional educators employed in the state's public schools (nearly 16%) had 31 or mores years of experience and were nearing retirement eligibility or were eligible to retire but were still working; and
Whereas, With looming teacher shortages in other state's and approaching large numbers of retirements in West Virginia, the ability of public schools to effectively recruit and employ well qualified graduates is crucial to maintaining the quality of education in the public schools; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to make a study on improving the ability of public schools to effectively recruit and employ well qualified graduates from colleges and universities in this state and others to teach in the public schools; and be it
Further Resolved, That the said Joint Committee on Government and Finance is requested conduct the study and prepare a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is requested to report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and draft necessary legislation are requested to be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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