CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to vote this week on a consolidation plan for Fayette County’s public school system and a policy waiver that would again stop the requirement that teachers be evaluated based on their students’ standardized test scores.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2c6D8cB ) reports that State schools Superintendent Michael Martirano intends to ask the School Building Authority board to provide $22.6 million to help fund the consolidation plan.

Because federal regulations no longer require the state to base 15 percent of teachers’ annual evaluations on their students’ improvement in exam scores over last school year, the state school board will consider halting the requirement.

The board’s monthly meeting begins Wednesday morning in Charleston. If the meeting’s agenda isn’t finished Wednesday, the meeting will continue Thursday.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.