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West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter schools

FILE - In a February 20, 2019 file photo, teachers and school personnel clap as West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee speaks in front of the House of Delegates chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. on the second day of a statewide strike by teachers and school personnel. A sweeping West Virginia GOP education bill that allows the creation of charter schools violates the state Constitution, according to The West Virginia Education Association, that plans to sue over the legislation. The West Virginia Education Association released a statement Wednesday, July 10, 2019 saying it has sent a formal letter notifying the attorney general of their intention to sue. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week.
The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday’s agenda.
Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board’s agenda says it’s recommended that the policy be placed on public comment for 30 days.
Legislation signed by Gov. Jim Justice authorizes a staggered implementation of charter schools, limiting the state to three charters until 2023, then letting three more go up every three years after that.
The West Virginia Education Association claims the bill contained a number of violations of the state Constitution, including the violation of a requirement that bills be limited to a “single object.”