The WV BOE meets today ( 1-13-21) at 11 AM and will discuss the return to in-person instruction. AFT-WV President Fred Albert planned to speak before the Board to present the results of our member survey, outline the union's concerns and share letters and emails detailing the concerns of our members. Unfortunately, the WV BOE is not allowing delegations to speak due to meeting virtually; delegations were asked to email their remarks if they had intended to speak. To view the results of the member survey and recommendations sent to the BOE, click here.
Many county BOEs have already voted to use blended or remote models of instruction until all willing school staff can be fully vaccinated. AFT-WV requested the WV BOE to implement AFT-WV's list of recommendations to protect the health and safety of staff, students and the community. We will keep you posted on any decisions from today's meeting as they are announced.