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Nearly every decision impacting education employees, school volunteers and students stems from policy established by politicians. Whether the decision is that of a local school board who establishes a dress code for employees or uniforms for students, to the highest level of federal testing standards enacted by the United States Congress, there is a direct and critical link between public education policies and government.

The West Virginia Education Association advocates for its members, public education employees and students through a wide variety of efforts, including political and public policy actions. WVEA’s legislative policies are developed by members through the WVEA Delegate Assembly and the WVEA Legislative Committee. These documents offer guidance to our professional lobby team who work with WVEA member lobbyists to impact policy decisions.

President Lee presents Findings to Senate Education Committee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WVEA President Dale Lee, along with AFT-WV President Fred Albert, presented the findings from the Solutions for Success focus groups to the Senate Education Committee this morning….

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President Lee Addresses the State Board of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “It’s time to give them that respect.” WVEA President Dale Lee spoke at the West Virginia State Board of Education meeting yesterday regarding the upcoming legislative session, and…

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Stay Informed during the 2023 Legislative Session

Our educators are the experts when it comes to our schools and students. WVEA’s mission is to make sure your voice is heard. The 2023 Legislative Session begins January 11…

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Ongoing Educator Shortage

Education employee shortages abound across West Virginia. WVEA TODAY staff spoke to teachers and service personnel across the state to see how shortages were affecting their work and their students….

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From markers to face masks, classroom supplies may be tax deductible

Teachers go above and beyond for their students, often buying classroom supplies needed to make learning successful. The educator expense deduction allows eligible teachers and administrators to deduct part of…

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PEIA plan approved for FY 2024

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board approved the plan for fiscal year 2024 on Thursday, December 15. The PEIA plan was the same plan that…

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Cabell County Member recognized as Hometown Hero

Principal Jody Sowards at Huntington East Middle School received the honor of Superintendent’s Superhero. Sowards was nominated by Don Pennington, HEMS Assistant Principal, for his heroic act in saving a…

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Locations Announced for Focus Groups

PDF flyer Join us to discuss solutions needed to improve our schools and increase student achievement. WVEA and AFT-WV will be holding a series of joint discussions around the state…

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Joint Focus Groups Coming to a City Near You

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHARLESTON, W.Va. − Leaders of the state’s two education employee organizations, AFT-West Virginia and WVEA, will hold focus groups to generate solutions…

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WVEA statement on the Amendments

The following comments on Amendments 2 and 4 are from WVEA President Dale Lee. WVEA is pleased that the citizens of our state have rejected Constitutional Amendments 2 and 4….

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