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Chapter 18  |  Article 18 - 10H  |  Section 7

1 - DEFINITIONS; LIMITATIONS OF CHA

2 - STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

2A - ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUC

2B - AREA VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

2C - HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BU

2D - COMMUNITY EDUCATION

2E - HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGR

2F - INCENTIVES AND RESULTS BASED S

2G - SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPROVEME

2H - PUBLIC NOTICE AND PARTICIPATIO

2I - STAFF DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS

2J - PUBLIC AND HIGHER EDUCATION UN

2K - THE DIABETES CARE PLAN ACT

3 - STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

4 - COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL

5 - COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

5A - LOCAL SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

5B - SCHOOL INNOVATION ZONES ACT

5C - COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION AND C

5D - West Virginia Feed to Achieve

6 - DRIVER EDUCATION

7 - ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRA

7A - STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYST

7B - TEACHERS' DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

7C - MERGER OF TEACHERS' DEFINED CO

7D - VOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM TEACHE

8 - COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

8A - ATTENDANCE OF HOMELESS CHILDRE

9 - SCHOOL FINANCES

9A - PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT

9B - STATE BOARD OF SCHOOL FINANCE

9C - STATE AID FOR CONSTRUCTION

9D - SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY

9E - AIR QUALITY IN NEW SCHOOLS ACT

9F - SCHOOL ACCESS SAFETY ACT

10 - FEDERAL AID AND GIFTS FOR EDU

10A - REHABILITATION SERVICES

10B - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FA

10C - THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCAT

10D - COMPACT FOR EDUCATION

10E - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON QUALIF

10F - DISABLED PERSONS AND PUBLIC

10F - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCAT

10G - PROVIDING OF FOOD SERVICE IN

10H - ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXC
    18 - 10 H- 1
    18 - 10 H- 2
    18 - 10 H- 3
    18 - 10 H- 4
    18 - 10 H- 5
    18 - 10 H- 6
    18 - 10 H- 7

10I - WEST VIRGINIA SUPPORTED EMPL

10J - BLIND PERSONS' LITERACY RIGH

10K - WEST VIRGINIA TRAUMATIC BRAI

10L - RON YOST PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

10M - WEST VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT LI

10N - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCES

10O - DISABILITY HISTORY WEEK

11 - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

11A - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY

11B - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY

11C - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOS

11D - REVENUE BONDS FOR WEST VIRGI

11E - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U

12 - STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGES

12A - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U

12B - REVENUE BONDS FOR STATE INST

13 - West Virginia EDGE

13 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE

14 - BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE

15 - WEST VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF TE

16 - ANTIHAZING LAW

17 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOLS FOR THE

18 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE

19 - EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR

20 - EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHIL

21 - SPECIAL COMMUNITY-BASED PILOT

21 - UNDERWOOD-SMITH TEACHER SCHOL

22 - HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME FA

22A - EMINENT SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT T

22B - STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

22C - STATE AID FOR STUDENTS ATTEN

22D - HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASS

22E - DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS END

23 - ADDITIONAL POWERS, DUTIES AND

24 - FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTE

25 - TAX DEFERRED INVESTMENTS FOR

26 - WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF REGENT

26A - STATE AUTISM TRAINING CENTER

26B - CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SALARY S

26C - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

26D - INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL

27 - WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATION LOAN

28 - PRIVATE, PAROCHIAL OR CHURCH

29 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

30 - WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE PREPAID

31 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGRE

32 - SEVERABILITY

WVC 18- CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.
WVC 18 - 10 H- ARTICLE 10H. ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE IN VOCATIONAL- TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 1 §18-10H-1. Purpose; legislative intent.

Rapid technological advances, the advent of a global economy, changing demographics and restructuring of the traditional workplace have dictated changes in educational programs designed to prepare work force entrants and incumbents. More emphasis must be placed on the transfer of technology, via the educational system, to the workplace resulting in an academically and technically literate work force. A structure must be established to provide incentives, high expectations and encouragement for talented vocational-technical students to pursue advanced education and training related to their technical disciplines, as well as provide a mechanism for the technical updating of vocational-technical teachers and administrators, including opportunities for the attainment of advanced degrees.

The economic future of the state of West Virginia will be greatly influenced by the ability of the educational system to prepare competent individuals for a highly competitive and technological workplace. Excellence in terms of faculty, programs and educational opportunities for all West Virginians will greatly affect the degree of future economic prosperity within the state. With the enactment of this article, the Legislature intends to address a major void in the current system of vocational-technical education in West Virginia through the creation of a comprehensive program of educational incentives for talented students, teachers and administrators. The results of the programs and initiatives proposed by this article can have a significant impact toward achieving excellence in vocational-technical education within West Virginia and revitalizing the state's economy.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 2 §18-10H-2. Academy for talented vocational-technical education students.

The West Virginia board of education shall establish by the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety, an annual academy for talented vocational-technical education students, including a foundation for receiving private financial support. The purposes of the academy are to stimulate and reward student commitment to excellence in secondary vocational-technical education; to stimulate growth in the critical and creative thinking abilities of vocational-technical students; to assist exceptionally talented secondary vocational-technical education students to achieve their individual potentials; to bridge the gap between educational practice and the technological workplace; and to provide a medium for interaction between talented vocational-technical students and innovative leaders of business and industry and labor.

The state board of education may establish a coordinating committee to set operating guidelines for the academy and supporting foundation, including, but not limited to, selection of participants, promotion, program development, location, facilities and staffing.

The nonprofit academy foundation shall exist to solicit private funds and resources to enhance the operation of the academy.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 3 §18-10H-3. Scholarship fund for vocational-technical education students and educators.


Beginning with the school year one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine--ninety, the state board of education shall establish a scholarship program for outstanding secondary vocational-technical education graduates to pursue additional post-secondary college work in a related career or technical field. The board may award twenty annual scholarships, not to exceed two thousand dollars each, based on criteria to be established by the board. Additionally, the board may award fifteen annual scholarships, not to exceed one thousand dollars each, to outstanding vocational-technical teachers for the purpose of pursing advanced degrees or technical updating of their professional competencies. The criteria for awarding the educator scholarships shall be promulgated by the board. The foundation provided for in section two of this article shall solicit private sector funds for these scholarships.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 4 §18-10H-4. Interdisciplinary doctoral program in vocational- technical education.

The West Virginia board of regents shall establish by the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-one, a plan for a coordinate interdisciplinary doctoral program in vo-tech education utilizing existing facilities and personnel of state universities, colleges, the state department of education vocational-technical staff and board of regents members.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 5 §18-10H-5. Vocational-technical education administrator's academy.

The West Virginia board of education shall maintain and expand an annual vocational-technical education administrator's academy. The purposes of this academy are to stimulate excellence in vocational-technical education programming statewide through the development of progressive instructional leadership, planning and program development competencies of vocational-technical education administrators.

The board may establish a coordinating committee made up of the department of education staff, local vocational administrators and representatives of the vocational-technical education department at Marshall University to plan and administer this program. The nonprofit academy foundation established in section two of this article shall exist to solicit private funds and resources to enhance the operation of the academy.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 6 §18-10H-6. Effective schools program in vocational-technical education.
The state board of education shall establish and operate an effective schools program for vocational-technical education, including introductory vocational-technical courses in middle school grades as appropriate. The purpose of the program is to provide vocational-technical education personnel with resources and staff development for school program improvement based on application of the effective schools research, including components such as instructional leadership, school climate, high student expectations, emphasis on academic and occupational achievement and community and parental involvement. The program shall be coordinated by the bureau of vocational, technical and adult education with the advisement from a committee composed of two vocational administrators, two vocational teachers, one vocational guidance counselor, one educator of vocational teachers, one county school superintendent, one comprehensive high school principal, one academic teacher, two business/industry representatives, one labor representative and one vocational education program completer.

WVC 18 - 10 H- 7 §18-10H-7. Unified technology transfer program.

The state board of education shall establish a unified technology transfer program for vocational-technical educators, beginning the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety. This program shall emphasize initiatives designed to improve the transfer of technology through the vocational-technical education curriculum. Such initiatives must impact on improved staff development, curricula and instructional methods reflecting work applications of the new and emerging technologies. The vocational-technical education system must be a catalyst in bridging the gap between high technology and the workplace. Workers for the twenty-first century must know how to install, operate and maintain high technology equipment, systems and processes.

The unified technology transfer program shall provide innovative staff development opportunities through the following initiatives:

(a) A technical update program for vocational-technical education teachers to learn high technology skills needed to teach the operation, maintenance, or repair of high technology equipment, through placement in industry, formal technical coursework, seminars, teleconferences and other staff development functions;

(b) A "Teachers-Teach-Teachers" program to allow the most effective teachers in the state to instruct fellow teachers on how to effectively teach and incorporate high technology skills in the classroom and laboratory;

(c) An "Academy Chair" program to allow education or business-industry persons to serve as a resident expert in the transfer of technology, including conducting seminars in educational institutions, teleconferences and in the workplace;

(d) A business and education exchange program to allow vocational-technical education teachers to work in a company or business, while the business person teaches in the vocational-technical education program;

(e) A beginning teacher internship program to allow new vocational-technical teachers to receive guidance from a mentor teacher in teaching high technology skills, including acquisition of such skills; and

(f) A vocational-technical completer capstone experience program that allows talented students an opportunity to learn high technology skills appropriate for their occupational area of study through internship placement in an appropriate business or industry setting.

The state board of education may formulate policies and procedures designed to implement this section.

The foundation provided for in section two of this article shall solicit private sector funds and encourage partnerships to implement this program.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§18 - 2 - 9 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 7
PASSED - Regular Session

SB7 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 02/23/2015)
Requiring CPR and care for conscious choking instruction in public schools
§18 - 5 - 19 - (Amended Code)
§18 - 5 - 19 D - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 238
PASSED - Regular Session

sb238 enr  (Uploaded - 03/04/2015)
Limiting certain county board of education liability arising from unorganized recreation
§18 - 2 J- 1 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 2 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 3 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 4 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 5 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 6 - (Repealed Code)
§18 - 2 J- 7 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 255
PASSED - Regular Session

SB255 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/01/2015)
Eliminating certain boards, councils, committees, panels, task forces and commissions
§18 - 2 - 32 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 287
PASSED - Regular Session

SB287 SUB1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/25/2015)
SB287 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Providing posthumous high school diplomas
§18 - 7 A- 14 C - (Amended Code)
§18 - 7 B- 21 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 342
PASSED - Regular Session

sb342 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Clarifying scope, application and requirements for error corrections by CPRB
§18 - 8 - 12 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 447
PASSED - Regular Session

sb447 enr  (Uploaded - 03/20/2015)
Allowing issuance of diploma by public, private or home school administrator
§18 - 7 A- 17 - (Amended Code)
§18 - 7 A- 17 A - (New Code)
§18 - 7 A- 23 - (Amended Code)
§18 - 7 A- 25 - (Amended Code)
§18 - 7 A- 25 B - (New Code)
§18 - 17 D- 6 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 529
PASSED - Regular Session

SB529 SUB1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
SB529 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to PERS, SPRS and TRS benefits and costs
§18 - 2 E- 5 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2140
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2140 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Building governance and leadership capacity of county board during period of state intervention
§18 - 2 - 26 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2370
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2370 enr  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Increasing the powers of regional councils for governance of regional education service agencies
§18 - 2 - 5 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2377
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2377 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Authorizing State Board of Education to approve certain alternatives with respect to instructional time
§18 - 9 A- 7 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2478
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2478 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Relating to public school finance
§18 - 7 A- 13 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2505
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2505 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Relating to retirement system participation and concurrent employment provisions
§18 - 2 - 40 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2535
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2535 enr  (Uploaded - 03/16/2015)
Relating generally to suicide prevention training, "Jamie's Law"
§18 - 8 - 4 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2550
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2550 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/20/2015)
Increasing the number of unexcused absences of a student before action may be taken against the parent
§18 - 20 - 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2598
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2598 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Ensuring that teachers of students with disabilities receive complete information about the school's plan for accommodating the child's disabilities
§18 - 2 E- 7 - (Amended Code)
§18 - 9 A- 10 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2632
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2632 enr  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Exempting the procurement of certain instructional materials for use in and in support of public schools from the division of purchasing requirements
§18 - 10 G- 5 A - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2663
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2663 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2015)
Creating the Rehabilitation Services Vending Program Fund
§18 - 5 - 18 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2702
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2702 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Redefining service personnel class titles of early childhood classroom assistant teacher
§18 - 5 - 11 A - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2755
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2755 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Relating to service and professional employee positions at jointly established schools
§18 - 20 - 1 A - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2797
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2797 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Changing the term "mentally retarded" to "intellectually disabled;" and changing the term "handicapped" to "disabled"
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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