KEYSER - Teachers at several schools throughout Mineral County will be staging a “walk-in” Wednesday morning prior to the start of school.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Teachers at several schools throughout Mineral County will be staging a “walk-in” Wednesday morning prior to the start of school.
The demonstration comes not quite a year after the statewide nine-day strike in March 2018, which focused on pay and PEIA issues.
When the strike ended, teachers had received a 5 percent raise but PEIA issues continue unresolved.
Wednesday’s demonstration is being held in anticipation of Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address Wednesday evening and in support of education-related legislation which the teachers hope will be addressed when the 2019 Legislature convenes on Thursday.
“People will stand with signs showing that our schools need mental heath care providers, more social workers, and better funding,” Frankfort High School teacher Terri Engnoth told the News Tribune. “This walk-in is to emphasize our support for the students and the communities they live in.”
Teachers from Frankfort High School and Frankfort Middle School are planning to gather in front of Falcon Stadium for the walk-in.
Teachers from Keyser Primary, Keyser Middle, and Keyser High school will be gathered outside their schools from 7-7:30 a.m.