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Teachers left unsatisfied after WV governor's visit

Teachers from Ohio County and Marshall County schools said they are unsatisfied with what the governor had to say Thursday.

Teachers from Ohio County and Marshall County schools said they are unsatisfied with what the governor had to say Thursday.

Several teachers met at Wheeling Middle School to go over what West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had to say during his stop in Wheeling.

Teachers said they have been promised for years that a fix is coming for PEIA, and they say freezing it is like putting a band aid over a gunshot wound.

"Freezing PEIA just kicks the can down the road,” said John Marshall teacher Josh Gary. “We're not really resolving the problem here. The problem is PEIA needs funding so all of our rates don't keep going up, up, up. "

"We have over 700 teacher vacancies in West Virginia. By temporarily freezing PEIA, that's not going to solve that. Our children deserve more,” said Wheeling Middle School teacher Jenny Craig.

Teachers are also coming up with a list of questions for the upcoming town hall meeting.

That takes place on Saturday at 4 p.m. at John Marshall High School.

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