Teacher Planning

West Virginia Legislature

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed about 200 bills and vetoed eight this year, leaving teachers and abortion opponents unsatisfied.
 
Tomblin vetoed a bill to keep school administrators from scheduling tasks for teachers during planning periods. Tomblin said the bill would have blocked collaborative planning among teachers and principals.
 
Pro-life groups opposed Tomblin's decision to veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have given teachers more freedom in using daily planning periods.
 
The proposal would have generally prohibited administrators from making teachers attend training, work-related events, parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences during planning periods. The bill says teachers could have done so voluntarily.