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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.

Member Spotlight: Jessica Harmening

What is your name and current teaching assignment?Jessica Harmening, Special Educator, Mountaineer Middle School, Monongalia County (6th grade) How long have you been a teacher?I am nearing the end of…

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Public Schools Forced to Cut Positions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Every year there has been a decline in West Virginia public school enrollment since 2014. According to the WV Department of Education, there are 1,400 fewer students this year compared to last…

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Lewis County’s COVID Leave

Lewis County Education Association (LCEA) President Kim Bonnett was contacted by members all over the county who are frustrated with COVID working conditions.  President Bonnett then reviewed the COVID relief plan…

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WVEA Members Nominated to Attend NEA-RA

Eighteen WVEA members were nominated to represent you at the 2022 NEA Representative Assembly (NEA-RA) in Chicago, IL. WVEA members attending the July 3-6 event are: Diana Bailey, Monongalia County; Sara…

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Another WVEA Win

Brooke County members are celebrating a big grievance win two years in the making! In March 2020, when the county withheld salary stipends provided by the excess levy, WVEA members…

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WVEA-PAC recommends pro-education candidates for May election

April 4, 2022 –  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WVEA-PAC recommends pro-education candidates for May electionThe West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the candidateslisted below for the May 10 Primary Election….

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Standing Up for Hancock County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 28, 2022 Hancock County Schools Faculty and Staff Overwhelmingly Vote “No Confidence” in Superintendent Petrovich and the Hancock Board of Education HANCOCK COUNTY – On Friday, March 25,…

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Raba Poll Of WV Voters Shows Opposition To School Vouchers And Strong Support For WV Unions

Bipartisan polling firm Red America Blue America (RABA) Research conducted a telephone survey of 512 West Virginia voters at the beginning of March. The survey results show strong support for…

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Have Your Class Participate in Read Across America!

Celebrate Read Across America (RAA) on March 2! March so happens to be National Reading Month and why not bring the reading fun to your classroom. RAA offers reading tools,…

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Your Rights in a Rif or Transfer

If you have questions, call your Association Rep., County President, WVEA Help Center at 1-866-568-9832, or your Organizational Development Specialist. If you are RIFed, you have the right to: Have notice,…

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