ERIC Number: ED248591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Master Plan for Public Education. Including the Final Order of the Circuit Court of Kanawha County in Pauley v. Bailey, March 4, 1983.
West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston.
The West Virginia Board of Education and state superintendent of schools directed the preparation of this document as the result of a court opinion (Pauley v Bailey) holding that the system of financing West Virginia public schools was unconstitutional, and requiring the development of a master plan for a thorough and efficient system of education. This plan proposes to improve the quality of learning and teaching and to assure equal educational opportunities in West Virginia public schools. Its chapters describe standards for high quality educational programs and services; required administrative and instructional practices, personnel, facilities, and materials, supplies, and equipment; possible methods of funding; and accountability measures. A four-phase timetable calls for full execution of the plan by the year 2000. It is intended for use by the West Virginia Legislature and Board of Education in determining statutory and policy changes; for determination of school education needs, legislative budget requests, and school planning and accountability; and for the provision of standards to identify needed changes. (Author/DCS)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Efficiency, Equal Education, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Public Education, Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: Pauley v Bailey; West Virginia