18 May 2010

Hiring, School Committee Bills Pass Senate

West Virginia schools would revise the process for interviewing and hiring teachers and principals, under legislation unanimously passed from the Senate to the House, The Associated Press reports.

A unanimous Senate also amended and advanced a House-passed bill revamping the system of in-school, decision-making committee teams, the article said. Delegates must now decide whether to concur with that version.

But as AP reports, that chamber has taken a different stance toward Gov. Joe Manchin's school-related special session proposals.

It "had scaled back that collaborative teams legislation," while "its Education Committee has already shot down the bill, addressing low-performing schools," the article said. "That committee is poised to remove mandates from a measure proposing increased student health screenings."

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