WVEA Files Injunction, Temporary Restraining Order over Mandated, Unsafe School Re-opening

January 21, 2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) today filed a temporary restraining order (TRO) and an injunction in response to the State Board’s unilateral decision to re-open schools.

The State Board and Monongalia and Kanawha counties were named in the legal filing, which sites health and safety conditions and demands locals have the choice to work remotely until everyone is vaccinated.

WVEA President Dale Lee attended today’s state board meeting. “It was ironic that the State Board meeting was limited to eight people for social distancing in a room this size, and they expect 25 second graders and teachers to be safe in a room much smaller than this,” he said. “Decisions to teach in person, remotely, hybrid and online should be a local decision, made by those who are the most impacted.”