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W.Va. teachers rally for support at Wood County BOE meeting


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Bruce Boston, left, president of the Wood County Education Association, and Meredith Hahn, right, an officer with the Wood County American Federation of Teachers, addressed the Wood County Board of Education Tuesday evening, asking for support as teachers and service personnel campaign for additional pay and improved benefits from the West Virginia Legislature. (News and Sentinel photo by Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Wood County teachers turned out in force at Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting, holding an informational picket and filling the auditorium at Jefferson Elementary Center.

Many teachers held signs calling on the West Virginia Legislature to improve pay and fix issues with PEIA, the state employees insurance fund.

Superintendent John Flint presented a resolution by the Wood County Board of Education supporting teachers and service personnel in their work to obtain higher pay and changes to the state’s insurance system.

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