UPDATE: State Superintendent expects all schools open

Published: Feb. 28, 2018 at 4:09 PM EST
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UPDATE 2/28/18 @ 4:31 p.m.

State Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine issued a statement Wednesday afternoon concerning school on Thursday.

He said: “My expectation is that all public schools in West Virginia will be in session on Thursday, March 1, 2018.”

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mingo and Gilmer counties have called off for Thursday.

WSAZ has been told that union leaders are continuing meetings with the governor and his staff concerning the deal announced Wednesday.


Several counties across West Virginia are beginning to announce that they will be closed on Thursday, despite the Governor saying the would all return to the classroom.

On Wednesday afternoon, Mingo County Schools announced that they would be closed Thursday, March 1. Gilmer County made the same announcement later.

Wirt County Schools have announced that they will be on a two-hour delay Thursday.

Union leaders are said to be continuing meetings with the Governor and his staff to discuss plans to fix PEIA and the pay raise bill.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for updates.