WVU President Gorgon Gee and Chairwoman Pasdon
Last week at the legislature we celebrated Home School Day and WVU Day!
Here in House Ed we were glad to host guests from both groups.
Seven bills were passed through committee this week and Chairwoman Pasdon was bustling about as usual.
Here's a closer look:
New and familiar faces came this week to see Amanda to speak about some of the big issues in Education today.
Tom Susman stopped by to speak about higher ed issues that impact regional colleges.
Garnet Bowyer of the West Virginia Professional Educators spoke with Amanda about alternative certification of teachers.
Gale Gaines of the Southern Regional Education Board came in to talk about Public Charter Schools in West Virginia.
Gail Manchin, Michael Martirano, and Paul Hill from the West Virginia Department of Education paid Amanda a visit to discuss Next Generation Standards.
Stephanie Butcher came in to speak about issues important to West Virginia's many homeschoolers.
Mike Donally of the Home School Legal Defense Association came by and brought his whole family of homeschoolers along with him!
Last week we held three very successful committee meetings! The following bills were passed through the House Education Committee and are on to their next destination:
H.B. 2139 Relating to employment of retired teachers as substitutes in areas of critical need and shortage for substitutes
H.B. 2441 Reducing the liability of county boards of education for loss or injury from the use of school property made available for unorganized recreation
H.B. 2391 Authorizing additional annual waiver to full implementation of five full day early education program
Our subcommittee on the public school aid program met once again to hear from Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon and of course, the ever-present Joe Panetta.