Senate Education talks bill to eliminate RESAs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Senate Education Committee talked about HB 2711, Tuesday, which abolishes Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA).

Supporters of the bill say it promotes "efficient and effective" public education by reducing state bureaucracy. It's intended to allow for more local control and provide support for classroom teachers across the state.

Along with eliminating RESAs, it eliminates the office of Education Performance Audits and establishes the County Superintendents’ Advisory Council.

The bill will be referred to Senate Finance once reported to the floor.