Legislative Issues

The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed their own omnibus education bill (HB206) after hours of debate on June 19, 2019. The final vote a little after 11 p.m. was 51-47 with two absences.

The bill includes a variety of proposed changes to the education system, including pay raises, charter schools, increased support personnel for schools, open enrollment, incentives to fill in-demand positions and financial support for small or struggling counties. The Governor and State Senate have expressed support for the legislation.

CLICK HERE for a side-by-side comparison of the Senate and House Omnibus Bills

After discussion with their constituents and consideration of the issues, the Jefferson County Board of Education has released their support for several legislative priorities. The priorities focus on six categories: personnel compensation, special populations, social-emotional support, hard to fill/high need teaching positions: math & special education, local share funding formula, and flexibility/local control. Specific details about what the JCBOE would like to see in each of these areas is available at the below link.

 

 

Jefferson County Board of Education 2019 Special Legislative Session Priorities

 


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