Teachers plan rallies for pay, other concerns

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) -- Teacher pay concerns continue to reverberate throughout the state. Students in three counties across the state won't be in the classroom Friday because of teacher work stoppages. That's Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties.

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Teachers from other schools plan on marching in support of these teachers. Others plan to rally at the capitol.

Many teachers say the issue isn't solely the pay. There's concerns about rising premiums with PEIA.

Governor Jim Justice proposed more PEIA premium reductions for state employees. He's asked to change the policy to reduce premiums for all families that have dual state incomes. He said the PEIA finance board will conduct public hearings later this month on this policy.

House speaker Tim Armstead said they "welcome the modification."

State senators rejected two amendments, Thursday, that would have increased teacher pay raise.