The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, while an educated and informed citizenry is essential to a democratic society, so also is the right, opportunity and guarantee that the citizenry have the right to notice and participation in any state-mandated educational reform which changes, or is intended to change, statewide data systems, statewide curriculum, or any state-mandated education reform which constitutes a significant change in the philosophy or goals of education in the public schools of West Virginia as that is defined by state board rule.
In order to ensure the right and opportunity of the citizenry to notice and participation in any proposed state-mandated educational reform, a procedure for notice to the citizenry and public hearings shall be developed.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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