Randolph County teacher eager to head back to the classroom

Education

After nine days of striking, Randolph County teachers are heading back into the classrooms on a regular schedule Wednesday.  

Randolph County school teachers, service personnel and other state workers have been lining the streets since the striking began. One local teacher said news of the five percent pay raise for all state workers and creation of a PEIA taskforce has her eager to head back to school.

“We are wanting to go back. We wanted to go back the day that we went out and we really miss being there.  We want to be back in school, just like the kids want to, the parents want us to, but we have had so much positive feedback from the community and we appreciate everybody,” said Randolph County North Elementary School Teacher Leslie Louk.

The House and Senate passed the pay raise unanimously during session, and Governor Jim Justice’s promise of a state task force will see students back at their desks.

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