CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Board of Education President Wade Linger today issued the following statement following the passage of Senate Bill 359 through both the state Senate and House. The bill is now headed to the governor's desk for signature.
"The West Virginia Board of Education is excited that we have reached this historic moment. We applaud the leadership of the governor, lawmakers, teacher organizations, local superintendents, the business community and countless others who have taken this journey with us and shown their unwavering support. This is a great day for our state, our economic future and, most importantly, for our students."