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West Virginia Lawmakers Considering Raising Cap on Total Number of Charter Schools Allowed

February 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

House Delegates are considering fundamental changes to West Virginia’s charter schools policies, potentially allowing 10 every three years and laying the groundwork for charter schools that would operate virtually.

Under the current proposal, charter schools would be part of the state’s public education system and would be given greater latitude in exchange for the possibility of losing their right to operate if they fail.

The House Education Committee approved a version of HB2012 on a 16-7 vote on Thursday afternoon, sending it to the full House of Delegates for consideration.