House passes bill nixing RESAs, OEPA, 180 separate school days mandate

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates voted 76-24 Tuesday to pass on to the Senate a bill that eliminates the eight Regional Education Services Agencies, the state Office of Education Performance Audits and the mandate that public school year calendars have at least 180[Read More…]

Education funding bill could force tax levy raise

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Local school officials are concerned an education funding bill making its way through the state Legislature could force local school boards to raise their school levy rate, effectively raising residents’ property taxes, but might have a chilling effect on a local school[Read More…]

WV Senate bill would increase property tax rates

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate on Wednesday will vote on a bill that will place a greater burden on taxpayers to support their local public school systems and a burden on their local boards of education to choose between maximizing funds for their school[Read More…]

Justice vetoes right-to-work fix

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed a bill intended to fix technical problems with right-to-work legislation passed by the state Legislature last year. Justice announced Tuesday, March 28 he had vetoed Senate Bill 330. The bill attempted to clean up ambiguous language that[Read More…]

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