Hager 7871


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

Eng. Senate Bill 524--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2E-11, relating to West Virginia academic standards; defining “academic standards”; setting forth finding; prohibiting implementation of Common Core academic standards; requiring the West Virginia Board of Education to allow West Virginia educators the opportunity to participate in the development of academic standards prior to adoption; requiring cyclical review of any academic standards that are adopted by the board; requiring any proposed changes to academic standards for public schools comply with certain section of code requiring notice, written comments and public hearings in certain instances; and requiring withdrawal from the memorandum of agreement which required that Common Core represent eighty-five percent of the state’s standards in English language arts and mathematics.