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Introduced Version House Bill 2538 History

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H. B. 2538


(By Delegates Perry and M. Poling)
[Introduced February 17, 2009; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-22, relating to supplemental funding for the provision of alternative programs for limited English proficient students.

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 §18-9A-22, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.

§18-9A-22. Supplemental funding for the provision of alternative programs for limited English (LEP) proficient.

An appropriation may be made to the Department of Education for distribution to county boards to supplement the provision of scientifically research-based alternative language education programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students in accordance with policies and procedures adopted by the state board. The appropriation may be in the amount of $274 multiplied by the number of limited English proficient students enrolled in the programs in the second month of the previous school year, subject to appropriation.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide a statutory framework through which the Legislature may appropriate funds to match the amount of federal funds used to supplement the provision of scientifically research-based alternative language education programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students in accordance with policies and procedures adopted by the state board. The level of appropriation suggested is approximately equal to the level of 2008-2009 federal funds available for the program based on the number of 2007-2008 LEP students ($274 x 2336 LEP students = $640,064.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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