Books, crafts for WVa kids from Shep’town Community Club on final day of teacher strike

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Sign outside of the War Memorial building to let community know where to go - Tatum King

The Shepherd Community Club opened its doors Tuesday at the War Memorial Building to area children who haven’t been going to school because of the teachers strike. The nine-day strike by 20,000 West Virginia teachers from 55 counties ended Tuesday afternoon when Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill giving a 5 percent raise to all state employees, including teachers and school staff. The House of Delegates and the state Senate unanimously approved the measure.

Kids play with blocks during the day – Tatum King
Miss Jefferson County reading to children who have not been in school during the strike – Tatum King
Kids do crafts with volunteers – Tatum King
Thousands of community donated books at the SCC – Tatum King