H. B. 2967
(By Delegates Armstead, DeLong, Border,
C. Miller, Ireland, Swartzmiller, Azinger, Iaquinta,
Romine, M. Poling and J.
[Introduced February 9, 2007; 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 §18-2A-8a, relating
to public education; establishing the "West Virginia Remembers
Program;" and authorizing the State Board of Education to
promulgate a rule providing for maintaining of lists by county
boards of veteran volunteers to speak in the public schools.
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 §18-2A-8a, to read as
ARTICLE 2A. ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND
§18-2A-8a. Creating the "West Virginia Remembers Program;" rules.
(a) There is hereby created the "West Virginia Remembers
Program" whereby children in the public schools may learn about
military service, patriotism and courage in the defense of our country from veterans who volunteer to share their experiences in
the educational setting. Participation in the program by classroom
teachers shall be voluntary and may not be considered a course
requirement or mandatory in any other way.
(b) The State Board of Education is authorized to promulgate
a rule with regard to solicitation of speakers from veterans groups
and maintenance of lists by county boards of available speakers.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a program for
veterans to share their experience in the military with public
§18-2A-8a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.