Lawmakers talking about ‘omnibus bill,’ which could bring lots of changes to state’s education system

CHARLESTON — Talk in the state Capitol hallways has been about a possible bill that would roll in a variety of changes to West Virginia’s education system.
Such a bill might include provisions allowing educators to bank personal days while also rolling in measures allowing charter schools or education savings accounts.
Most believe the “omnibus education bill,” as it’s been termed, would flow through the Senate, starting with the education committee.
“It’ll come up very soon,” said state Sen. Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, a member of Senate Education. “I’m not sure if it’ll be this week. If it’s not this week, it’ll be next week, I’m sure.”
On Monday, lawmakers had letters placed on their desks by a range of education associations. Among the messages was the associations of teachers, principals and service personnel oppose the bundling approach to an education bill.

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