H. B. 2291
(By Delegate Iaquinta)
[Introduced February 13, 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 §18-8-1b, relating to
the denial of course credits for unexcused absences in school.
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 §18-8-1b, to read as
ARTICLE 8. COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
§18-8-1b. Denial of course credit due to unexcused absences.
_____(a) In schools using the block scheduling system, any student
who is absent for nine days or more of school in a semester and
whose absences are unexcused may not receive credit for the
semester in the course or courses that were missed.
_____(b) In all middle schools, junior high schools and high schools that do not use the block scheduling system, if a student
is absent for eighteen days or more in a year and the absences are
unexcused, the student may not receive credit for that year in the
course or courses that were missed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to deny course credit for a
designated number of unexcused absences in a semester or year.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely