For Immediate Release: June 10, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education has placed three policies on public comment.

Policy 2520.3C, West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science, defines the science skills, knowledge and dispositions students need to prepare for post-secondary options from college attendance, to military enlistment or career placement. Policy revisions include increased clarity of learning targets, increased ability to personalize instruction for students and the increased ability to honor educators’ autonomy in the selection of curriculum.

Policy 3300, Charter Public Schools, has been revised to comply with updated requirements passed during the 2021 legislative session to the existing charter school law. The majority of the proposed modifications to the policy relate to special education, school finance and virtual charter schools.

Policy 5309, County Superintendent Performance Evaluations, is being revised to clearly set forth requirements of the W.Va. Code §§18-2-5 and 18-4-6.

All three policies will remain on comment until 4:00 pm on July 12, 2021, and can be found at

For media inquiries, contact Christy Day at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699 or

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