As the walk-out continues, another question comes to mind regarding whether teachers are being paid during this work stoppage.
According to representatives with WVEA, teachers will still get paid for these days, as long as counties remain closed. As of now, these days will be made up at a later time in the school year so teachers will still be working 180 days.
Even then, some teachers are being frugal during this work stoppage and are trying not to spend any extra money. Ami Lester, a teacher in Mercer County, said she knows that going days without work will all pay off in the end.
“I think this is very important. I think the sacrifice will be worth it if we can, in the long run, get our insurance taken care of, get the pay raise we all deserve,” Lester said.
Once counties re-open schools, teachers who choose not to work will then start to see an affect on their paycheck.