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Introduced Version House Bill 2121 History

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H. B. 2121


          (By Delegate Ferro)
          [Introduced February 13, 2013; 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 §18-2-7d, relating to education; and requiring elementary students to have access to a certified library media specialist, art specialist, music specialist and physical education specialist at least twice a week.
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 §18-2-7d, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-7d. Certified specialist access.
________________The West Virginia Board of Education shall, with the advice of the state superintendent, prescribe a program for elementary schools requiring that, not less than twice a week for an equal amount of time, the students have access to each of the following: A certified library media specialist, art specialist, music specialist and physical education specialist. The access must be for a minimum of sixty minutes weekly. Increasing sessions with these specialists may not add to the responsibilities of the regular classroom teachers.




               NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require elementary students to have access to a certified library media specialist, art specialist, music specialist and physical education specialist at least twice a week.

               §18-2-7d is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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