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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.

Know your rights in a RIF and transfer

Be aware that Reduction In Force (RIF) and transfer notices will be sent by the dates below. If you receive a RIF or transfer notice, contact your Organizational Development Specialist…

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WVEA-PAC recommends pro-education candidates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the candidates listed below for the May 14 Primary Election. “WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses…

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Media Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 28, 2024 CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The following is a joint statement from the West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Dale Lee and AFT-West Virginia President…

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Read Across West Virginia

Ready, set, read! WVEA will be visiting several schools throughout the state during Read Across America week. A WVEA member will be reading a story aloud to one lucky grade…

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Become a Bullwinkle Project local

Throughout the year, we’ve showcased our Bullwinkle Project, which runs April 1st–March 30th. As ourcurrent locals are entering their final months of the project, we are looking for more locals…

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Member Survey Press Conference

Media Notice WHAT:    Member Survey Press ConferenceWHEN:    Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.WHERE:  West Virginia Education Association, 1558 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WVEA will hold…

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Educators’ voices need to be heard

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − During the delegation portion of the West Virginia State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, WVEA President Dale Lee shared with the Board that WVEA…

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Member Spotlight: Dee Williams

WVEA member Dee Williams is a Science Teacher at Weir High in Hancock County. She teaches biology, anatomy and forensics as well as being part of the school’s leadership team….

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PEIA plan approved for FY 25

The state Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board approved the plan for fiscal year 2025 on Thursday, December 7. The plan adopted at the Finance Board meeting was the same…

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Faculty senate power

Faculty senates were created to empower teachers, allowing them to have more control over the issues impacting their school and to give teachers a voice in the operation of their…

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