By RYAN QUINN
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Legislature finished Monday passing a much-amended version of the long-debated omnibus education bill, sending it to Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who has said he’ll sign it but had not taken any action as of press time Tuesday.
Justice’s signature of House Bill 206 would open West Virginia to its first charter schools. That would be one of many effects of the sweeping legislation.
The wide-ranging proposal would allow for 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. It also contains a pay raise for teachers.
The Senate voted 18-16 Monday to