Dr. Manchin hosts open forum on school strike

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV)- The statewide school employee work stoppage may be over, but it is still a common topic around West Virginia.

Students and faculty from Washington Irving Middle School joined Harrison County Superintendent Dr. Mark Manchin for open dialogue on exactly what happened at schools in our area this month.

Kids had the chance to see videos and pictures of their teachers and other employees rallying in Charleston and here at home. The education went one step further when student council members presented Dr. Manchin with questions from the student body regarding the strike.

Dr. Manchin says this was a fun yet educational way to make young students aware of the history being made right in front of them.

"I think this will be indelibly etched into their minds long after they graduate from high school," Dr. Manchin said about the strike. "I hope today we can clarify and answer some of their questions."

Teachers and students thanked Dr. Manchin for his support during the work stoppage with a big round of applause. Many teachers also wore shirts that read "Dr. Manchin is the man."