State superintendent issues update on work stoppage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV)-- West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine issued a statement in response to the continued statewide work stoppage:

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“Today I met with all county superintendents regarding the planned work stoppage for next week. Many asked whether the state was planning to pursue legal action in this matter. A decision will be made on Monday (2/26) if an agenda item will be added to the State Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday (2/27) to discuss legal action. If an item is added and the agenda is amended, the public will be notified on Monday (2/26).”

The current Board of Education agenda for February 27, 2018 can be found here: For more information, please contact the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.