Several teachers from throughout the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia gathered together and voiced their concerns on the public school system to local legislators.
The Berkeley and Jefferson Counties Education Association, and the Berkeley County Educational Support Professionals collaborated on an educational forum to discuss ideas on how to better public schools in the Eastern Panhandle.
Some of the main concerns included the rate in which teachers are leaving the Mountain State, the large class sizes, and the lack of resources for the classroom.
“We are just holding an open forum tonight, similar to the ones that were held by the Department of Ed,” said Jana Woofter, co-president of BCEA. “Our closest was in Berkeley Springs. We were just trying to give people another option to be able to come and have their voices heard.
Delegate Tom Bibby was in attendance and spoke in favor of charter schools.