Superintendent Manchin Expects Harrison County Schools to be Open on Wednesday

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 06, 2018
It’s not officially official, but Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Manchin is expecting school to be back in session Wednesday by the recent announcement that school employees and other state workers will be granted a 5 percent raise.
News broke this morning that a committee assigned to address the impasse regarding the raise being a 5 percent or 4 percent was near. A deal was then announced that the 5 percent raise would be provided and revenue for it would come from budget cuts as opposed to raising taxes.
“Now until I see the governor has signed this, it’s not over,” said Manchin. “That said, I’ve listened to the live stream (on MetroNews) all morning and I think that’s a formality and the fact that we’ll likely be back in school tomorrow is terrific.”
Manchin said he has already alerted key individuals to get the work out that school should be in session tomorrow. However, he said it probably wasn’t necessary.
“I think most of them knew the situation before I knew, but we have spoken to the representatives of the organizations involved and our staff will be ready,” said Manchin.
By ready, Manchin said staff will be ready to greet kids Wednesday morning pending the singing of the bill by Governor Jim Justice, a proponent of the 5 percent increase. He said cooks will be there at 5 a.m. to get things going and the custodians will report to have the buildings in tip top shape.
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