House GOP Seeks Charter Schools in W.Va. Ed Bill

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republicans in West Virginia's House of Delegates want to add charter schools to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's education proposal.

Other pending GOP amendments target bureaucracy and teacher evaluations. Republican delegates also want to restore the $175,000 salary cap for the state schools superintendent that the Senate removed before passing the bill Monday.

The House is expected to debate the proposed GOP amendments Thursday before voting Friday on the governor's bill. The Senate would have to approve any House changes.

A Democrat, Tomblin seeks to revise educator hiring and transfer policies and give counties more freedom over school calendars. Spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin said the governor believes the bill is solid as-is.

Thursday's amendments will test Republican clout in the House. They hold 46 of 100 seats following last year's election.


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