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Professionals' voices need to be heard, acknowledged as lawmakers discuss flexibility in public education

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Professionals' voices need to be heard, acknowledged as lawmakers discuss flexibility in public education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA President Dale Lee told a group of lawmakers discussing providing more flexibility in public education that WVEA should have representation and will recommend education professionals who know, and do, what's best for students.  Lee made the statements to the House Judiciary Committee where state lawmakers started what could be a several month discussion. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Shott, R-Mercer, said the interim study topic is focused on “additional flexibility at the site level.” 

The interim committee, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, made up of members of the House of Delegates and state Senate heard from several public education stakeholders during the two-hour meeting at the state capitol.

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