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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 24

(By Senator White)


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the various benefits and burdens in implementing a year-round, 200-day school year for our state public education system from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Whereas, Proponents of implementing a year-round, 200-day school year for our state public education system from kindergarten through twelfth grade believe said implementation would result in a higher quality of education in various respects being provided to all aforesaid West Virginia public school students; and
Whereas, Proponents and detractors of a year-round, 200-day school year acknowledge there may be issues regarding the current inventory of all facilities within the West Virginia public school system that would be used to provide said education; and
Whereas, Said proponents and detractors acknowledge there may also be concerns regarding proper compensation for all individuals employed by said public school system within West Virginia if said school year is implemented; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the various benefits and burdens in implementing a year-round, 200-day school year for our state public education system from kindergarten through twelfth grade; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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