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Category: Education

West Virginia teachers: No raise, no school; strike goes on

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5...

Gov. Justice: “Mistakes and differences aside – We’ve got to get our kids back to school.”

CHARLESTON, WV – “While everyone is focused on the mistakes, my focus is solely on getting our children back to school,” said Gov. Jim Justice. After the State...

JUST IN: West Virginia Education Association Says All Schools Will Remain Closed Monday

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Statement from WVEA, AFTWV, and, WVSSPA “All public schools in West Virginia will be closed again on Monday and remain closed until...

UPDATE: An Amendment To Lower Pay Raise Bill To 4% Passes Senate Finance Committee

CHARLESTON (WOAY) – The WV Senate Finance Committee voted 9-8 along party lines on an amendment that Sen. Boso, R-Nicholas County, proposed to the pay raise bill...

Bernie Sanders Issues Statement on West Virginia Teachers Strike

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 3 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement in support of the teachers on strike in West Virginia: “Over a hundred...

WV Senate Votes Again To Not Bring The Pay Raise Bill To The Senate Floor For A Vote

CHARLESTON (WOAY) – Senate Minority Leader Prezioso (D-Marion) motions to remove from the table HB 4145, Increasing the annual salaries of members of the West...

Gov. Justice honors his commitment to appoint PEIA task force

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Today Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has done his part in appointing the PEIA task force that will conduct public hearings across the state...

Students Organize Rally To Support Teachers

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- As the teacher and school service personnel walkout continues, a student lead march representing all 55 counties took place around the Capitol....

West Virginia Senate Finance Committee Meeting Canceled

CHARLESTON (WCHS/Jeff Morris) — With questions swirling about a pay raise for school employees and possibly more funding for the Public Employees Insurance Agency,...

W.V. State Senate Votes To Table The Teacher Pay Bill For The Second Time Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOAY) – With West Virginia’s public schools closed for the seventh straight class day from a teachers’ strike, the state Senate...

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