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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.



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...


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...


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....


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...