September 2021

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September 3, 2021

Fayette County member Chasity Lesher worked with her local Dunkin’ Donuts to provide a delicious opportunity for her students to improve their persuasive writing skills. Lesher’s second grade class at Ansted Elementary School wrote a proposal to determine the kind of donuts they would like to see the company create. Community members voted on proposals...

September 8, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − During the delegation portion of the West Virginia State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, WVEA President Dale Lee gave the following remarks to board members and department staff.

WVEA President Dale Lee addressed the West Virginia State Board of Education this morning advocating for several pandemic-related items. They include:

  • Due to the all-time high rate of COVID positives and quarantine-...

September 10, 2021

Bret Masters, Cabell County, and his students’ good work are showcased at Yeager Airport in Charleston. His students at Cabell County Career and  Technical Center designed and built a Kelly green “M” shaped library in honor of Marshall University’s new aviation program.

It’s officially registered so it can be found on the world map of Little Free Libraries,...

September 14, 2021

Salaries. Wages. Planning periods. Duty free lunch. Class sizes. Certification. Sick Leave. Evaluations. Extracurricular contracts. These are just a few of educators’ rights and responsibilities covered in Chapter 18 and 18A, the state code sections that cover public education.

Lawmakers passed a resolution to study 18 and 18A under the guise of assessments; they are holding hearings using various titles. “When they met it May, Senator Rucker said the priority was to look at funding...

September 20, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The Legislative Task Force on State Code Chapter 18 (Education) and Chapter 18A (School Personnel) will have an open forum at Capital High School on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 PM....

September 24, 2021

By WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State workers who get their health insurance through PEIA will find out next month what changes will be proposed in their coverage plan that will begin next July. The PEIA Finance Board met Thursday, September 23 in Charleston and received a report on the...

September 24, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − WVEA is disappointed with the latest efforts by the Putnam County Board of Education to ensure the health and safety of students and employees.

“We believe the actions of the Putnam Board of Education this morning are a clear violation of the rules established by the DHHR regarding the reporting of COVID cases and the subsequent implementation of control measures,” states WVEA...

September 30, 2021

KINGWOOD, W.VA. – Preston County Schools isn’t alone in struggling to fill teaching positions.

West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee, said there were more than 500 unfilled teaching positions posted statewide the most recent time he checked.