Thursday, February 2, 2023

House Education Advances Dual Enrollment Pilot Bill

The House Education Committee met this morning for consideration of the following bills.

House Bill 2832 clarifies the appropriate and inappropriate duties for school counselors and provides a definition of a school counselor.

House Bill 2005 establishes a dual enrollment pilot program to be administered by the HEPC and the CCTC in conjunction with the State BOE. The bill applies to all students in West Virginia regardless of education type (public, private, homeschool, etc.).

House Bill 2346 declares the need for retired bus operators as substitutes and slows retired bus operators to work as substitute bus drivers without affecting their monthly retirement benefits.

House Bill 2833 creates the behavioral health workforce initiative within the Higher Education Policy Commission.

House Bill 2800 authorizes the Higher Education Policy Commission to create rules relating to Performance-Based Funding Formula, Capital Project Management, Tuition and Fee Policy, Higher Education Grant Programs, Annual Reauthorization of Degree-Granting Institutions, and Human Resources Administration. It also authorizes the Council for Community and Technical College Education to create rules regarding Performance-Based Funding Formula, Capital Project Management, Workforce Development Initiative Grant Programs, Annual Reauthorization of Degree-Granting Institutions, and Human Resources Administration.

House Bill 2827 amends the statute to make public charter schools eligible for Safe School Funds.

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