House Bill 4211 History
H. B. 4211
(By Delegates Lawrence, M. Poling,
[Introduced January 28, 2010; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
Perry, Shaver, Phillips, Stowers, Duke)
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-22, relating
to providing supplemental funding for providing alternative
programs for limited English proficient students; and granting
the State Board of Education rulemaking authority.
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
ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.
§18-9A-22. Supplemental funding for the provision of programs
required for students with limited English
proficiency and learning English as a second
The Legislature may appropriate funds to the Department of
Education for distribution to the county boards of education to supplement programs required for students with limited English
proficiency and learning English as a second language. The purpose
of any funds appropriated pursuant to this section is to supplement
a program when the cost of the program exceeds the capacity of a
county board to provide the program with funds available. Any
appropriation made pursuant to this section shall be distributed to
the county boards in a manner that takes into account the varying
proficiency levels of the students and the capacity of the county
board to deliver the needed programs. In order to receive the
funding, a county board must apply to the state superintendent.
The state board shall promulgate a rule in accordance with the
provisions of article three-b, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code
that sets forth the manner in which county boards apply for the
funding and to implement the other provisions of this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide
funding for providing alternative programs for limited English
The bill also
grants the state Board of
Education with rulemaking authority.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would