W.V. education groups poised to take statewide action over reform bill
Three groups representing West Virginia school groups said Friday they are poised to take statewide action on the education reform bill and expect to take a vote next week.
School groups announced the move at the state Capitol, just before the Senate was scheduled to have the second reading of the omnibus bill, Senate Bill 451.
The West Virginia Education Association, West Virginia School Service Personnel Association and American Federation of Teachers held the news conference. Education groups have been furious over the bill, which bundles together a 5 percent pay raise and money for public health insurance with other education reforms, including charter schools.