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Introduced Version House Bill 2291 History

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H. B. 2291


          (By Delegate Iaquinta)
          [Introduced February 13, 2013; 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 may 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.
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