WV Teachers Union plans forums, President steps down

The West Virginia Education Association plans seven forums across the state to talk about the public school system. The Education Association is the state's largest teacher's union and seeks more input from teachers and school employees. A current audit lists more than 100 recommendations to improve student performance and save millions of dollars at the same time. A forum was held last night in Huntington. Other forums coming up include one Nov. 13 in Fairmont and Martinsburg, Nov. 14 in Elkins, Nov. 26 in Wheeling, Nov. 29 in Parkersburg and Nov. 30 in Princeton.

The head of West Virginia's largest Teachers Union has announced after more than 20 years she's stepping down. Judy Hale, president of the American Federation of Teachers' state chapter will leave her post in six months, and be replaced by Hillsboro resident Christine Campbell, who has taught in the West Virginia school system for 18 years and served on the WV-AFT executive board for five years.