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House passes bill nixing RESAs, OEPA, 180 separate school days mandate

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House passes bill nixing RESAs, OEPA, 180 separate school days mandate
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-mail

The West Virginia House of Delegates voted 76-24 Tuesday to pass on to the Senate a bill that eliminates the eight Regional Education Services Agencies, the state Office of Education Performance Audits and the mandate that public school year calendars have at least 180 separate instructional days.

RESAs are multi-county agencies that are supposed to aid public schools.

House Bill 2711 is an amended version of Gov. Jim Justice’s K-12 education bill that he filed about a month ago. The amended version differs from the governor’s introduced version in various ways.

It doesn’t include the $808 statewide teacher pay raise he originally proposed.

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