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The highly-anticipated Governor's education bill was introduced this week, and several bills have moved through the committee process. Find out the latest news from the Capitol with this week's Legislative Update.
The 2017 Legislative Session is under way! Find out the latest news from the Capitol with our latest Legislative Update.
Painting a Brighter Future:
2017 AFT WV Student Artist Competition
Theme: Celebrating Public Schools
Deadline April 14, 2017
The state leader of the American Federation of Teachers weighed in on education proposals made by Governor Jim Justice during his State of the State address on Wednesday.
Statement from AFT-WV President Christine Campbell on Senator Joe Manchin’s decision to reject Betsy DeVos’ confirmation:
“Teachers and service personnel across West Virginia are grateful that Senator Manchin understands the educational needs of rural children and recognizes that Betsy DeVos does not. We thank Senator Manchin for listening to his constituents regarding their grave concerns about the direction DeVos would take America’s schools."
On or about January 6, 2017, PEIA began sending out letters to Fayette County employees regarding cancellation and suspension of PEIA coverage. On January 13, 2017, AFT-WV was informed of this letter and contacted the Fayette County Board of Education. Fayette County Board of Education told us to disregard the letter as the issue had been corrected and they distributed an email to school employees to do the same. Unfortunately, PEIA had continued the process of disenrollment of school employees in Fayette County and many school employees’ PEIA coverage was suspended. On January 17, 201