H. B. 2002
(By Delegates Iaquinta, Miley and T. Campbell)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the
Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-8-1b, relating to the denial of course credits for unexcused absences in school.
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 §18-8-1b, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 8. COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
§18-8-1b. Denial of course credit due to unexcused absences.
(a) In schools using the block scheduling system, any student who is absent for nine days or more of school in a semester and whose absences are unexcused will not receive credit for the semester in the course or courses that were missed.
(b) In all middle schools, junior high schools and high schools that do not use the block scheduling system, if a student is absent for eighteen days or more in a year and the absences are unexcused, the student may not receive credit for that year in the course or courses that were missed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to deny course credit for a designated number of unexcused absences in a semester or year.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.