UPDATE: Majority of W.Va. school districts in region call off classes Wednesday

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UPDATE 2/19/19 @ 9:15 p.m.
West Virginia school districts in the following counties in our region have called off classes Wednesday, in connection with a statewide strike authorized by three education unions:

Boone
Braxton
Cabell
Calhoun
Clay
Fayette
Jackson
Kanawha
Mason
Mingo
Lincoln
Logan
Nicholas
Raleigh
Roane
Wayne
Wirt

For the second consecutive day, Putnam County is the only one of West Virginia's 55 counties to have school on Wednesday.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/19/19
Schools in 54 of 55 West Virginia counties are closed due to a statewide teacher strike.

Teachers, parents and school personnel are lining the streets in protest. Many are holding signs that read, "Our Students First." Some children are also out holding signs that read, "Honk for Students."

54 of the 55 county superintendents closed school Monday evening after the the strike was announced.

Educators are upset after the Senate voted to put some controversial components back in the amended omnibus education bill, including educational savings accounts and more charter schools.

Some educators say its passage was retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year.

Many teachers are still not happy with the incentive amount for teachers with good attendance to just $500 and the current charter school situation.

Putnam County is the only district open Tuesday.



 
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