Legislative Issues

The Regular Legislative Session is over, but a special session on education is underway already.

Governor Jim Justice called for the session to work on education “betterment”. He wants lawmakers to consider pay raises for teachers and school service personnel, along with the possibility of changes to West Virginia’s education system.

Lawmakers immediately recessed and plan to go back to their communities in the coming months to discuss West Virginia’s education needs.

The education department is creating a report on what it heard through a series of public forums and several public surveys.

Lawmakers are due back in Charleston for Interim Committee Meetings on May 20. A special session may be resumed at that time if the final report is ready.

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