ATTENTION: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made the executive decision to revive Spring Break in the West Virginia public schools that took it away because of the teacher work stoppage. He made the decision on March 31, just in time for people to plan or renew their vacations.
Several Boards of Education around the state are angry with Governor Justice’s decision because they feel like their students need to be in the classroom. However, he does not care what they think.
“I believe that students should not have to compensate their spring break for their teacher’s decisions,” said Governor Justice.
In his executive order, Governor Justice also tells what is in store for teachers the week of their county’s Spring Break.
“Teachers will be attending school every day of Spring Break. They are the ones who made the decision to participate in a work stoppage, and they will be the ones making up for it. If they do not attend and do not have a doctor’s excuse, they will go unpaid for that day,” said Governor Justice.
Teacher Jo Phillips said, “I am pretty excited about it actually. My plan is to come to work in my pajamas and watch Netflix all day while I come up with a scheme to give my seniors a new assignment for every day of the last thirty days of school. And there will definitely be more Everfi. Mwahaha.”
Teachers are upset with the ideas proposed by Governor Justice, and parents are just as aggravated with the timing of his executive decision.
“I already canceled my family’s plans to vacation in Toad Suck, Arkansas! My eldest daughter goes to college at Toad Suck University, and my family and I were going to go see her. I canceled our flights, hotel room, and our tickets to the annual Toad Suck Jubilee! We thought about trying to reschedule everything, but I already decided to cancel my request to get off of work, and now it is too late,” said Fergus Son.
However, not all are upset with Governor Justice.
“I wasn’t sending my kid to school regardless if there was a spring break or not. I scheduled a trip to Intercourse, Pennsylvania. I refused to cancel it because it has been five years since we have been to Intercourse Beach as a family. Anyways, I am glad the kids do not have to go to school because that is less school excuses that I have to write!” said Alfred O. Penne.
Senior Tori Cunningham said, “I am pretty excited about it. I am going to sleep in all week and enjoy not having homework.”
Governor Justice has not said whether or not the days from the cancellation of spring break will be added to the end of the year or not. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact his office at (304) 555-2000.