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    Senator Plymale moved to amend the enrolled bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Enr. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 371--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5B-12, relating to allowing flexibility within county school systems; authorizing the State Board of Education to select a county school system to serve as a school system collaborative innovation zone; giving McDowell County first opportunity to submit application; specifying effect of change in school system approval status; requiring the State Board of Education to promulgate rules and emergency rules; providing the procedure and criteria for application and selection as a school system collaborative innovation zone; requiring development of school system collaborative innovation zone plan; setting forth potential innovations; requiring public town hall meetings; requiring meeting to review input from town hall meetings and develop plan; requiring meeting to educate employees about the plan and to allow examination and discussion of plan; requiring vote to determine level of school employee support; authorizing a designated school system to submit requests for exceptions from county and state board rules, policies and interpretations; permitting exceptions from statutes subject to legislative approval; prohibiting certain exceptions; allowing revision and resubmission of approved plan; setting forth duration of designation; requiring annual performance reviews and reports; permitting the posting of certain teaching vacancies in accordance with certain procedures and approval; and for a school system collaborative innovation zone and to the extent applicable, including any land and infrastructure needs in the land use master plan, authorizing an area health association to work with county board in addressing health, wellness and fitness needs and authorizing an area institution of higher education to work with the county board to address certain challenges.