MORGANTOWN — Around the county those involved in the upcoming strike Feb. 22 and 23, met to sort out details, including the Monongalia County Board of Education, teachers and service personnel.

Tuesday, Monongalia County’s Board of Education held its second emergency meeting in as many weeks and in a unanimous 4-0 vote, the board granted Superintendent Frank Devono the authority to close schools if he determined there would be safety issues in holding school during the work stoppages.

Several hours after the meeting, it was announced schools would be closed both days of the strike including before and after-school care, student food distributions, both extracurricular and community league athletic practices and student field trips.

As of now, sporting events are not canceled, as the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) has not canceled any sporting competitions.

Teachers and service personnel also met to hammer out their plans for the strike at a meeting Tuesday evening.

Sam Brunett, president of the Mon County chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, said that there will be small informational pickets at select schools including North Elementary, Ridgedale Elementary and Morgantown High School.

Strike participants not at a school are being encouraged to travel to Charleston, he said.

Others will work in partnership with Pantry Plus More to make sure that kids who rely on school for meals do not have to go without. He said that each school will work on the details for that and parents interested in taking advantage should contact their child’s school.