Your input needed: WVDE Policies on Public Comment

Several proposed policies from the WV Board of Education are on public comment, including 5310 -Educator Evaluations. AFT-WV President Christine Campbell addressed the WV Board of Education in May, asking for more time for the Teacher Evalaution Task Force to complete their work and implement the system. Despite this, the BOE voted to put the policy on public comment until June 16.

 Learn how these changes may affect you by reading the outline of concerns below.


AFT-WV Regional Legislative Meetings

During the next few months,  AFT-WV and our local affiliates will be hosting Regional Legislative Meetings across the state. The purpose of these meetings is to allow our members to discuss education issues with their local legislators. 

The format of these events will vary. Some locals have opted for round table discussions and others chose a less structured, meet & greet format.

These events are open to all education employees. 

Below are the dates, times, locations, event format and sponsoring counties.

Monday, November 30, 2015


Painting a Brighter Future: 2016 AFT-WV Student Artist Contest

The American Federation of Teachers - West Virginia wants to celebrate the visual arts in our public schools.  This state-wide art contest has been developed to promote the importance of art at all programmatic levels and to recognize unique talent in all of our students.


Teacher Evaluation Policy- Update

The state board of education voted on October 15th to postpone the use of the state summative assessment data in conjunction with the fifteen percent (15%) component for the teacher’s evaluation in the tested grades and subjects.  For the 2015-2016 school year, all teachers will write two (2) student learning goals.