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West Virginia Senate passes amended state school board policy takeover bill; proposal goes back to House, setting up final vote

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate did Monday what it did not last year: It passed the proposed constitutional amendment that would give lawmakers final say over all West Virginia Board of Education policies.

The state school board’s policies include what students are required to learn in social studies, science, English and math, plus teacher training requirements, student discipline rules, school building specifications, charter school regulations and other issues.

Currently, lawmakers can’t amend or reject the policies the state board passes.

The Senate made a technical amendment before passing the proposal, so it must return to the House of Delegates Tuesday for the House to agree to or reject that change. But that chamber already passed essentially the same proposal, 80-18, a week ago…

To read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legislative_session/wv-senate-passes-amended-state-school-board-policy-takeover-bill-proposal-goes-back-to-house/article_e386d63f-7cd8-599f-87c7-cdbe183d2694.html

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