Wednesday marked day two of teacher work stoppage that has now concluded, and students and teachers will be back in the classrooms Thursday.
Harrison County American Federation of Teachers were on hand at the County Commission meeting Wednesday night where a resolution was given in favor of teachers and personnel standing against Senate Bill 451.
The Harrison County American Federation of Teachers said their unity under one front makes more of an impact statewide than just one.
“There have been some things, some amendments that was put on the bill that we weren’t agreeable to and didn’t think it was in the best interest of higher education for our kids,” said Ron Watson, Harrison County Commissioner.
Commissioner Watson said that the educators giving up a pay raise shows that they are looking out for the best interest of the students.
“I don’t want to see public dollars going to private education, that takes away from all of our students. We don’t want to it to become the system of the have and have nots,” said Renee McLean, AFT Harrison President.
AFT Harrison also stated that they want every child in Harrison County and the Mountain State to get the same quality education.