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Senate Session Update:

On Monday, the West Virginia Senate passed another omnibus education bill that would, among many other things, legalize charter schools, prohibit county superintendents from closing schools in anticipation of strikes and implement punitive measures toward striking teachers and service personnel.

The measure passed on a 18-15 vote, with all Democrats present voting no, and Sens. Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, and Kenny Mann, R-Monroe, also voting no. Sen. Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, was absent.

Additionally, a bill to permit education savings accounts passed the Senate by the same margin.

Both bills now head to the House of Delegates, which is set to reconvene on June 17.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Mark your calendar to be at the Capitol on June 17th. We will need a massive showing in Charleston when the House reconvenes in Charleston on June 17th. Watch your email inbox and our social media accounts for more details (times, travel details, meeting locations, etc) about June 17th as plans are finalized.
  • Contact these 12 delegates before June 17th  and ask them to oppose the bill in its current form.

             These are the Republican Delegates that supported the PPI on SB 451, effectively killing the omnibus bill during the regular session.

               Delegate                         District                             Contact info

               Delegate Cooper – D58 – Hampshire & Morgan; (304) 340-3119  or


               Delegate Dean – D21 – McDowell, Mingo, & Wyoming  (304) 340-3265 or

Delegate D. Kelly – D6 – Doddridge, Pleasants, & Tyler (304) 340-3226 or

Delegate Linville – D16 – Cabell & Lincoln  (304) 340-3277 or

Delegate C.R. Martin – D45 – Upshur (304) 340-3167 or

Delegate Maynard – D22 – Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, & Logan (304) 340-3152 or

Delegate McGeehan – D1 – Brooke & Hancock  (304) 340-3397 or

Delegate Paynter – D25 – McDowell, Mercer, & Wyoming (304) 340-3163 or

Delegate Rohrbach – D17 – Cabell & Wayne (304) 340-3221 or

Delegate Steele – D29 – Raleigh (304) 340-3162 or

Delegate Toney – D31 – Raleigh & Wyoming  (304) 340-3384 or

Delegate Worrell – D18 – Cabell (304) 340-3175 or


  • Contact Governor Jim Justice at 304-558-2000 and ask him to stop these continued attacks on public education.