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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 78 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 78

(By Senators Plymale, Wells, Browning, Edgell, Foster, Green,

Laird, Oliverio, Stollings, White, Barnes, Boley and Guills)

[Originating in the Committee on Education]


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study school personnel employment and retention, professional and skills development, pay for performance models and incentive programs generally, teacher evaluations and how each affects student performance.

Whereas, The quality of school personnel, especially professional educators, is more important than any other controllable factor in the academic performance of students; and
Whereas, The quality of school personnel also is an important factor in providing for the health and safety of students; and
Whereas, The state should continuously strive to enhance the quality of school personnel as a means to achieve the ultimate goals of improving the academic performance of students and providing for the health and safety of students; and
Whereas, School personnel employment and retention, professional and skills development, pay for performance models and incentive programs generally and teacher evaluations are important issues to consider when determining how to best enhance the quality of school personnel; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study school personnel employment and retention, professional and skills development, pay for performance models and incentive programs generally, teacher evaluations and how each affects student performance; 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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