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Superintendent Releases Statement On Monday Schools Closure

By Staff | Feb 25, 2018

Wetzel County Schools Superintendent Ed Toman has released the following statement regarding the Monday, Feb. 26 school closure, due to the statewide work stoppage:

“Friday, February 23, at 4:30 pm, state union leaders announced the work stoppage would continue through Monday, February 26. This announcement came as a surprise to many.

“After gathering information from various sources locally and statewide, Wetzel County Schools will remain closed on Monday, February 26 due to the statewide work stoppage. The status of Tuesday, February 27 is unknown at this time. An update will be provided as quickly as it is known.

“All 261 day employees WILL work Monday.

“Wetzel County Board of Education will examine the school calendar and MAY covert March 28, March 29, March 30, April 2 and April 3 into instructional days at the March 5 Board of Education meeting. This would remove the Spring Break and provide an earlier ending to the school calendar year.

“ALL Extra Curricular activities, practices and games after the school day WILL continue as scheduled.

“The West Virginia State Board of Education will be meeting on Tuesday night in Charleston to discuss possible legal action concerning the work stoppage.

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