More than 70 staff members, parents and students headed to school a little early in Randolph County.
Faculty of George Ward Elementary and Tygarts Valley Middle/High schools planned a “Walk-In” this morning to raise community awareness. Several teachers throughout the state have been picketing to voice their issues and offer support for fellow teachers.
“We want to show support for our community and our school and for the state, as well as, showing support for each other and stand united for these issues facing teachers and state workers. I’ve been teaching for 16 years, and I have a family. My wife is a teacher. We have to support education in West Virginia,” said George Ward Elementary Pre-K Teacher Brandon Riffle.
State employees and teachers are up for a one percent pay raise this year and many are stating that one percent is not enough.