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West Virginia Attorney General: Planned teacher walkout Is illegal

By JOSELYN KING and ALAN OLSEN

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va.  — Ohio County Schools officials continue to prepare for a planned two-day teacher walkout set for today and Friday, while teachers and school service employees are strategizing for additional rolling walkouts in selective counties starting Monday if the West Virginia Legislature fails to address their calls for lower health care premiums and higher pay.

These preparations come as West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Wednesday said the planned work stoppage is “illegal” and his office stands ready to support any state agency in enforcing the law.

“Any such action would be consistent with my duty as attorney general to uphold the rule of law and designed so as to ensure our students have access to the education they are entitled to by our state’s constitution,” Morrisey said.

“Breaking the law does not set a good example for our children.”

Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller told board of education members called for a special meeting Wednesday morning the district plans to resume its regular schedule on Monday.

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