WEST virginia Legislature
2018 regular session
Senate Bill 52
By Senators Gaunch and Cline
10, 2018; Referred
to the Committee on Education]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-18f, relating to county boards of education; providing that maximum licensed school psychologist-pupil ratio is 1,500 pupils for each licensed school psychologist; and defining a term.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-18f. Licensed school psychologists; maximum pupil ratio.
(a) A licensed school psychologist means a professional who holds a license in accordance with §30-21-1 et seq. of this code or who is the holder of a school psychology certificate or permit issued by the West Virginia Department of Education.
(b) Each county board that provides licensed school psychologist services for each pupil enrolled in the public schools of the county shall provide by the school year 2022-2023, and after that, sufficient licensed school psychologist services and personnel that will ensure that there is no more than a one thousand five hundred pupil ratio for each licensed school psychologist in the county.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that the maximum licensed school psychologist-pupil ratio is one thousand five hundred pupils for each licensed school psychologist.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.