West Virginia Department of Education to hold meetings on education plan
The West Virginia Department of Education has plans to hold several meetings as it continues development for the states replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act.
All states must have their plans submitted no later than the end of September to the U.S. Department of Education for the Every Student Succeeds Act. The act was signed into law in December 2015 to replace No Child Left Behind.
“It is imperative our ESSA state plan is reflective of input from all stakeholder groups,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine.
The West Virginia Department of Education says in their May 1st news release that its plan will be submitted in September. The state Department of Education will hold several public online and various stakeholder meetings in June and July to provide updated information about the plan’s development.
“We are working closely with our governor, educators, legislators, business leaders and community members to collect input on our state’s education system.” says Dr. Paine.
The statement says a draft version of the plan will be available online in July. After that, the public will be invited to review and comment on it.