School officials give suggestions to parents on how to prepare for teacher walkout

HARRISON COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) -- As teachers and school personnel are preparing for a statewide walkout this Thursday and Friday, many parents are left wondering what would kids do during that time?

If teachers and lawmakers can't come to an agreement before Thursday, superintendents in each county will have to decide if they will have to cancel classes.

5 News spoke to Dr. Mark Manchin, Superintendent of Harrison County Schools, who says he's hopeful some solution happens before the planned walkout.

If nothing happens by then and is forced to cancel classes, he says students will have these days like a snow day. He will meet with principals Tuesday to see what direction they will take.

"They can still stay in touch with their apps. We have a number of ways now that our teachers and our students can communicate. It's not like it was 10-15 years ago. Now because of technology, you can stay in touch with your teachers, you can get work, you can do work," said Manchin.

He says that these days will be treated like snow days for example. Teachers will be preparing packets with lessons for students to do during those days. They can log in to their computers, phones or tablets to do their assigned work and communicate with teachers when needed.