W.Va. Legislature agree on teacher planning

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By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Senate and House came to an agreement in a conference committee to protect teacher planning periods in West Virginia.

The debate Saturday was centered on which types of meetings teachers should be required to attend.

The final bill states teachers cannot be required to use planning periods to attend parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences.

Teachers may participate in these types of meetings during planning periods at their discretion.

The bill will now go to the governor to be signed