Statewide teacher work stoppage to end Thursday

MORGANTOWN — The statewide teacher work stoppage will end Thursday, at least temporarily, pending new legislation at the State Capitol, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday evening.

Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Frank Devono announced the end of the work stoppage while in the middle of a regularly scheduled Board of Education.

Devono expressed his thanks and compliments to Monongalia County’s teachers and service personnel for their professional and respectful handling of the work stoppage.

“It was as smooth as possible,” Devono said.

Justice said it will be up to the House and Senate to pass a new bill that calls for a five percent pay raise for all school personnel next year, including a three percent raise for all public workers.