At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10 West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air the public hearing on SB 14, a bill that would create charter schools in the state. Coverage can be found on WVPB.2 as well as online.
Senate Bill 14 was the focus of a lot of debate in the Senate and passed last Monday on a vote of 18 to 16.
Public Charter Schools still receive government and county funds, just like regular public schools, but charter schools would not be overseen by the county Board of Education. This in turn would give teachers at charter schools more flexibility in the way they deliver their curriculum, but they would still be subject to state education standards.