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Senate Bill No. 672

(By Senators Edgell and Plymale)

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[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-15a, relating to allocations to counties with low enrollment for capacity building; and providing a process for allocations to school districts with low enrollment.

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 §18-9A-15a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.

§18-9A-15a. Allowance for low enrollment.
(a) The Legislature may make an appropriation to the Department of Education for allocations to counties with low enrollment for capacity building.
(b) A county is eligible for consideration for an allocation from the amount appropriated if the State Superintendent determines that:
(1) The county has less than one thousand four hundred students in net enrollment;
(2) The county has a lack of capacity to provide direct services to students mandated by state law or State Board policy; and
(3) The county has made a reasonable local effort to provide direct services to students mandated by state law or State Board policy.
(c) The State Superintendent shall receive any applications for an allocation annually during a period of time designated by the State Superintendent.
(d) The State Superintendent shall make allocations to eligible counties as he or she determines appropriate.
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any specific level of funding by the Legislature.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide a procedure to allocate appropriations to counties with low enrollment for capacity building.


This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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