UPDATE: State superintendents to meet with leaders in Charleston, Senate Finance Committee meeting rescheduled

Courtesy: WSAZ

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- County superintendents from all over the state have been meeting in Charleston Friday in hopes of finding a way to stop the statewide teacher strike from continuing into next week.

The superintendents were supposed to meet with Senate President Mitch Carmichael. There is no word yet if that meeting has happened.

"Right now we feel if the Senate would come on board with that our employees would be most likely to come back to work", end quote.

Sister station WSAZ reports that the Senate Finance Committee meeting to discuss a House-passed pay raise bill was canceled Friday and rescheduled for an hour after 9:30 a.m. floor session on Saturday.


WVEA President Dale Lee says if the Senate does not bring the pay raise bill back to the floor today, union leaders will likely be making "an announcement."

Lee did not elaborate on details of that announcement.

House Bill 4145 was passed by the House on Wednesday.
It increases the annual salaries of members of the West Virginia State Police, public school teachers and school service personnel.

The bill was sent to the Senate, but was then sent to the finance committee.