UPDATE: WV charter schools policy proposal heads to 60-day public comment

Education

11/14/19 10:40 a.m. UPDATE:
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A 60-day public comment period was voted on by the West Virginia Board of Education for its policy proposal on charter schools. It was increased from the agenda’s original recommendation of 30 days.

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ORIGINAL STORY:
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week.

The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday’s agenda.

Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board’s agenda said it’s recommended that the policy be placed on public comment for 30 days.

Legislation signed by Gov. Jim Justice authorized a staggered implementation of charter schools, limiting the state to three charters until 2023, then letting three more go up every three years after that.

The West Virginia Education Association claimed the bill contained a number of violations of the state Constitution, including the violation of a requirement that bills be limited to a “single object.”

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