West Virginia Watch – The Senate will consider a bill that backs elementary teachers’ decision to remove violent or threatening students. The legislation could cost cash-strapped school districts, which would be on the hook for creating alternative learning environments for removed students.
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Senate Education Chair Amy Grady, a public school teacher and bill sponsor, said the bill is necessary to create safe learning environments and address high teacher turnover rates. The legislation would show trust in teachers to know what’s best for their classrooms, she said.
“We are losing teachers by the day,” said Grady, R-Mason, on Tuesday during a Senate Education Committee meeting.