EDUCATION AUDIT WVEA Plans Forums On State Education Audit
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 8, 2012 9:05 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 9:19 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
West Virginia's largest teachers union is holding seven forums across the state on a sweeping audit of the public schools system.
The West Virginia Education Association believes more input is needed from teachers and school employees.
The audit lists more than 100 ways to improve student performance and could save an estimated $70 million a year.
The WVEA's first forum is set for Wednesday night at Huntington High School. Other forums are scheduled Nov. 13 in Fairmont and Martinsburg, Nov. 14 in Elkins, Nov. 26 in Wheeling, Nov. 29 in Parkersburg and Nov. 30 in Princeton.
Meanwhile, the head of the union is retiring after 20 years. Under Judy Hale's leadership, the union helped pass the safe schools act of 1995. She has also been a big advocate of fighting for a solution on retiree benefits for teachers. Christine Campbell will replace Hale.
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