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Introduced Version House Bill 2937 History

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H. B. 2937


          (By Delegates Walters, Armstead and R. Smith)
          [Introduced March 14, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5- 13b, relating to authorizing a county school board to adopt a policy that allows an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly; providing policy requirements; and providing purpose.
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 §18-5-13b, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-13b. Authorizing a county board of education to adopt a policy permitting students to deliver an inspirational message at a student assembly; providing policy requirements and providing purpose.
_____(a) Any county board of education may adopt a policy allowing an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly. The policy must provide that students who are responsible for organizing any student-led portion of a student assembly shall:
_____(1)Have sole discretion in determining whether an inspirational message is to be delivered; and
_____(2) Choose the student volunteers who will deliver an inspirational message. The student volunteers shall be solely responsible for the preparation and content of the inspirational message.
_____(b) County school personnel may not:
_____(1) Participate in or otherwise influence, the determination of whether an inspirational message is to be delivered or select the student volunteers who will deliver the inspirational message; or
_____(2) Monitor or otherwise review the content of a student volunteer's inspirational message.
_____(c) The purpose of this section is to provide students with the opportunity for formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event.
     
     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
authorize county school boards to adopt policies that allow students to deliver an inspirational message at a student assembly, to provide policy requirements, and to provide the purpose for the authority.

     This section is new; therefore it has been completely underscored.
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