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**Action Alert** (March 9, 2022)

Calls and emails needed!

Contact members of the House and ask them to oppose these bills:

SB 498 -This bill, deceptively named the Anti-Racism Act, is a last ditch effort to pass a reboot of HB 4011, the Anti-Stereotyping Act, which did not advance from committee. The bill, while slightly less egregious than the House version, still could potentially hamstring educators from teaching accurate, unbiased history. Additionally, the complaint process lacks due process protections for educators.

SB 268 – This bill creates an exemption from compulsory school attendance for a child who participates in a learning pod or micro school. An amendment attempting to require basic safety measures including crisis plans, adhering to fire code and requiring insurance coverage failed on the Senate side. It was successfully amended in committee on the Senate side to limit the number students in these schools to 100, but that cap was stripped away on the House side.  This opens the door to unlimited, unregulated micro schools with zero oversight to ensure students are provided a thorough education in a safe environment.

SB 704 – This bill provides that the parent, grandparent, or guardian of students can request to view instructional materials, supplemental materials, and any materials adopted by the county board of education. It does allow for the teacher to require an appointment to be made and the appointment must be within 10 days of the request. The parent, grandparent, or guardian of the student may file a complaint with the school and county administration. AFT-WV has concerns that the complaint process does not outline due process protections for educators.

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Please email or call the House of Delegates members now and ask them to oppose these bills.