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Chapter 18     Entire Code
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Chapter 18  |  Article 18 - 13  |  Section 3

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

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
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13 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE
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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.
ARTICLE 13 - West Virginia EDGE ARTICLE 13. West Virginia EDGE. WVC 18 - 13 - ARTICLE 13. WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE.

WVC 18 - 13 - 1 §18-13-1. Earn a Degree - Graduate Early (EDGE) initiative established; purposes.

     The Earn a Degree - Graduate Early initiative herein established is known and may be cited as "West Virginia EDGE". This program is part of the programs of study and seamless curriculum initiative that focuses on aligning curriculum between education levels. Specifically, West Virginia EDGE is established to connect public schools with higher education for the following purposes:

     (a) To prepare public high school students for success in the workplace or postsecondary education; and

     (b) To provide the opportunity for these students to earn community and technical college credit free-of-charge for the duplicated secondary and postsecondary courses identified during the curriculum alignment process. WVC 18 - 13 - 2 §18-13-2. Goals for West Virginia EDGE.

     In order to serve the citizens of the state by promoting a higher college-going rate, reducing the time and cost for students to obtain college credentials and expanding opportunities for economic development, the West Virginia EDGE initiative shall meet the following goals:

     (1) Create incentives for more students to continue their education beyond high school by providing all students with information about and access to courses that will prepare them to meet college-level standards;

     (2) Expand successful concurrent enrollment programs that include all students, not just those who are designated as college bound. The goal here is to prepare all students for both work and postsecondary education with the same rigorous curriculum;

     (3) Align junior and senior year secondary courses with community and technical college certificate and associate degree programs. This alignment provides access to early entrance college courses which offer all students the opportunity to establish a college transcript while still in high school;

     (4) Increase the number of students attending public community and technical colleges by participating in a collaborative partnership between the public schools and the state community and technical colleges; and

     (5) Establish programs of study pathways in combination with early entrance college courses which together allow a student to obtain an associate degree one year after high school graduation or to receive an associate degree along with the high school diploma. WVC 18 - 13 - 3 §18-13-3. Program administration and accountability.

     (a) West Virginia EDGE is administered by the Assistant State Superintendent of the Division of Technical, Adult and Institutional Education who serves as State Tech-Prep Coordinator. The community and technical college/career and technical education consortia planning districts created by section four, article three-c, chapter eighteen-b of this code serve as regional consortia to implement the program.

     (b) The duties of State Tech-Prep Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

     (1) Developing a collaborative agreement with the facilitating state community and technical college or colleges in each consortium district and with the Council for Community and Technical College Education to meet the goals and objectives of this article.

     (2) Meeting the record-keeping requirements of section nine, article eight, chapter five of this code:

     (A) By developing or adapting an existing comprehensive relational data base and data analysis system for student tracking to assure that consistent, reliable data relevant to the goals of the program are available; and

     (B) By tracking and evaluating EDGE outcomes across all eight consortia districts and by creating a standardized reporting procedure for collecting consistent EDGE data at the state level;

     (3) Assuring that coordinators in the district consortia prepare and retain reliable supporting source documents necessary to validate the data included with the state electronic database;

     (4) Providing documentation to substantiate program outcomes, including, but not limited to, the number of students who enroll in the program, specific courses taken, student course and final exam grades, the number who earn EDGE credits and, of these, the number who apply the credits in pursuit of degrees or certifications at state community and technical colleges; and

     (5) Collecting data relevant to the goals and objectives established for this initiative, analyzing the data, and preparing a report for the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability by December 1, 2012, and annually thereafter. The specific focus of the report is the analysis of data on program outcomes to demonstrate to what degree the initiative has met the goals and objectives of this article. WVC 18 - 13 - 4 §18-13-4. Joint rule required.

     The State Board and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, created in section three, article two-b, chapter eighteen-b of this code, shall promulgate a joint legislative rule in accordance with article three-b, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, for the administration of West Virginia EDGE. This rule shall incorporate strategies designed to achieve the overall goals of the program, methods of operation, and step-by-step procedures for achieving the objectives outlined in section two and for implementing the reporting and accountability measures set forth in section three of this article. WVC 18 - 13 - 5 §18-13-5. No specific level of appropriation required.

     The Legislature recognizes the importance of the West Virginia Edge Program and will endeavor to provide sufficient funds to meet program goals and objectives. However, funding is subject to appropriation by the Legislature and nothing in this article requires any specific level of appropriation.

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
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.
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