W.Va. House moves bill to protect teacher planning

By Sarah Plummer, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 2:31 p.m.



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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The House of Delegates has passed a bill aimed at protecting teacher planning periods in West Virginia.

The bill allows teachers to decide how to use their allotted planning time and prevents administrators from forcing them to attend meetings or perform other duties, including parent-teacher conferences.

Del. Paul Espinosa expressed concern that meeting planning period requirements for teachers would cost money county boards can't afford. He said he wonders if the bill is simply an unfunded mandate.

Del. Mary Polling said the bill does make schools comply with current law, but that good teacher planning is worth a very small percentage of county budgets.

Changes made to the bill must be approved by the Senate before it is passed to the governor.

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