CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education’s committee regarding school finance and funding will meet for the first time Wednesday to discuss how teachers can receive the necessary classrooms resources.
According to a press release, the committee will look at issues such as teacher pay, retirement benefits and the state’s school funding formula.
“Equity in funding has been a major focus for West Virginia throughout the last several years. We must also ensure the funding formula addresses adequate resources to school districts in order to provide a thorough and efficient education to all student,” said former West Virginia Board of Education President Tom Campbell, who will serve as committee chairman.
The committee is made up of members of the West Virginia Association of School Administrators, the state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association and the state Department of Education’s Office of School Finance. An elementary school principal and high school principal will also take part in meetings.
“Today’s students are the lifeblood of West Virginia’s economy,” board president David Perry said. “It is our responsibility to ensure each of them receives a quality education to prepare them for success as tomorrow’s innovators.”
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.