Teacher walk-in marking start of legislative session

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Teachers at Bridgeport High School held a walk-in, along with other area schools, marking the start of the 2019 legislative session on Wednesday morning.

Educators gathered outside the front doors of the school just before 7:30 a.m. as students were arriving for class.

Most teachers chose to wear the color red as a show of unity.

Teachers are hoping to bring attention to some ongoing issues they are facing and to help make improvements to the education system.

“More importantly, we just want to let legislature know teachers are still united and we are still paying attention. We want to make sure that there are good bills for education out there.” said Bridgeport High School teacher, J.D. Lister.

Educators from both Simpson and Johnson Elementary Schools also participated in the walk-in, which aligned with planned walk-ins around the state.