Hager 7871


    The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3157--A Bill to repeal §18-2-15, §18-2-15a, §18-2-18, §18-2-23, §18-2-30, §18-2-31, §18-2-36, §18-2-37 and §18-2-38 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal §18-2E-3c and §18-2E-3d of said code; to repeal §18-5-40 of said code; to repeal §18-9-2b, §18-9-5, §18-9-7 and §18-9-8 of said code; to repeal §18-9A-3a, §18-9A-3b, §18-9A-13, §18-9A-13a, §18-9A-13b, §18-9A-25 and §18-9A-26 of said code; to repeal §18-9B-11 and §18-9B-16 of said code; to repeal §18A-3-2b of said code; to amend and reenact §18-1-4 of said code; to amend and reenact §18-2-5g of said code; to amend and reenact §18-5-45 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-8-6a; to amend and reenact §18-9A-10 of said code; and to amend and reenact §18-17-8 of said code, all relating to restoring the authority, flexibility and capacity of schools and school systems to improve student learning; eliminating requirement for biennial report on public schools and institutions; eliminating expired provisions for RESA study; eliminating expired provisions for study on staff fluctuations at certain schools; eliminating outdated provisions on comprehensive education program plans; eliminating requirement for statewide curriculum technology resource center; eliminating outdated provisions for automatic cost of living adjustment plan; eliminating outdated provisions for student learning abilities grant program; eliminating expired provisions on flood and property insurance study; eliminating expired provisions on study of school teams and committees; eliminating prescriptive summer reading and math grant program provisions; eliminating provisions pilot program for operation on schools on semester basis; eliminating outdated provisions for transferring school funds from magisterial and independent school districts; eliminating outdated provisions related to the board of the school fund; eliminating outdated provisions related to supplemental aid to for districts with institutional home for orphans and homeless children; eliminating expired provisions for transition to new provisions on school finance; eliminating expired provisions for school finance in certain fiscal year; eliminating expired provisions for one-year transitional allocation appropriation for certain rural districts; eliminating expired provisions related to levies subsequent to passage of statewide uniform excess levy; eliminating inoperable provisions for legislative reserve fund; eliminating requirement for appropriation for teacher of the year salary; eliminating allowance for workers’ compensation for unpaid work-based learning; eliminating outdated provisions related to board of school finance; eliminating provisions related to beginning teacher internship; replacing requirement for annual summary and submission of certain county board policies with requirement for state board to review and evaluate certain reports and report to legislative oversight commission; modifying public education Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty findings; requiring update of Vision 2020 plan; modifying requirements pertaining to what the plan is to include including the addition of appropriate local decision making to the list of policy-oriented objectives which must be included in the plan; requiring state board annually to evaluate and report the performance and progress on achieving the Vision 2020 goals and associated objectives to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability; requiring the state board annually to review and evaluate the list of reports required to be written by principals and teachers and submit a report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability identifying those unnecessary reports; modifying effective date for school calendar amendments; providing reimbursement in certain circumstances for county board costs of probation officers for truant juveniles; reducing percent of increase in local share added to allowance to improve instructional programs; requiring certain funds available for use for personnel to be used for only certain personnel subject to certain condition; increasing percent of increase in local share added to instructional technology purposes; changing purpose to county and school strategic improvement plans; changing method of allocation to counties; expanding provisions pertaining to suspension or dismissal of West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind teachers to include auxiliary and service personnel; and allowing the state board to employ a hearing examiner to preside at the taking of evidence.