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WV BOE Policy 2510 on Public Comment

UPDATE: Due to comments from educators and the public, the state superintendent has indicated that he will recommend keeping the graduation credits the same. However, comments are still needed regarding the proposed change in the definition of a lesson plan. 



Back to School: Member Checklist

Classroom supplies aren’t the only thing you need to prepare for the upcoming school year. Making sure your AFT membership is in order should be at the top of the list!

You may be thinking, “I’ve already signed up as a member; I’m all set.”

While joining the union is the best move you can make to protect your professional rights, it’s important to make sure your membership stays active or to notify us of important changes.

Use our helpful checklist to ensure you are always protected by your AFT-WV membership!

Why Should I Join AFT-WV?

In West Virginia, school employees do not have collective bargaining rights.  Your rights can change or be completely eliminated during a legislative session.  AFT-WV monitors policies and lobbies at the legislature on behalf of all school employees.  The number of members we have and member activism is what gives us strength, and the strength of our union is what gives us the power to protect your rights, and advocate for the profession and public education. 


Fred Albert elected as AFT-WV President

During the union’s Constitutional Convention held in Charleston, longtime AFT-Kanawha leader Fred Albert was elected president of AFT-West Virginia.

A 29-year veteran of the profession, Albert taught math at DuPont Middle School in Kanawha County before being elected president of the union.

Jefferson County AFT member assists in humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico

Grant Prillaman, an AFT member and Spanish teacher at Washington High School in Jefferson County, traveled to Puerto Rico to volunteer in the ongoing recovery efforts of the island. 

More than a year after Hurricane Maria, there is still much to do. However, the AFT is helping provide resources for families, children and schools in numerous communities.

Prillaman traveled from West Virginia to Puerto Rico to work with Operation Agua, a partnership between Operation Blessing International and the AFT.

PEIA Finance Board Plan Proposal

Summary of PEIA Plan Proposal for FY 2020

(July 2019 – June 2020)

The PEIA Finance Board has released its Proposed Plan for the next fiscal year. Below is a synopsis of the plan. While plan changes appear minimal, AFT-WV is analyzing these proposals and will address any concerns at the public hearings.