H. B. 3128
(By Delegates Armstead, Shott, Sumner, Espinosa, Rowan, Cooper, Border, Arvon, Frich, Householder and Overington)
[Introduced March 25, 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 §18-2-5h, relating to directing the State Board of Education to determine which principal and teacher reports are unnecessary; and requiring the state board to submit a report to the Legislature identifying those reports with recommendations on how to lessen the administrative burden on principals and teachers.
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 §18-2-5h, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-5h. Review and determination of principal and teacher reports; identify reports with recommendations to Legislative Oversight Commission.
(a) The state board shall review and evaluate all reports required to be written by principals and teachers in order to determine which reports are repetitive, unnecessary, counterproductive or outdated so that the administrative burden on principals and teachers may be lessened.
(b) The state board shall submit a report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability no later than December 31 of each year identifying those unnecessary reports, together with any comments and recommendations on how to reduce or consolidate principal and teacher reports.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to direct the State Board of Education to determine what principal and teacher reports are unnecessary. The bill requires the state board to identify these reports to the Legislature with recommendations on how to lessen the administrative burden of these reports on principals and teachers.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.