Harrison Co. Superintendent reacts to first day back to classroom since strike ended


Students and teachers in Harrison County spent Thursday getting back into the routine, following the two day work stoppage that closed schools on Tuesday and Wednesday.

12 News caught up with Harrison County Superintendent Mark Manchin to discuss his thoughts on the matter. Manchin said that while no one wanted to strike, he and teachers are happy with the result.

“The way that the omnibus bill was moving, those individuals felt like it was important, and those who represented our teachers and our service personnel all felt it was important to send a clear message that that way that bill was moving was unacceptable,” Manchin said. “So, the only thing that was available to them was to call a strike, which in effect, was very successful.”

Manchin said he commends his employees for showing professionalism during the two-day work stoppage and he looks forward to the rest of the school year moving smoothly.

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