PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A member of the Putnam County community is suing the Putnam County School Board.

The lawsuit, filed in circuit court in Putnam County by William Hartman, alleges that the Putnam County Board of Education violated the “Open Governmental Proceedings Act.”

All of this goes back to the statewide teacher work stoppage in February, 2019. Schools in 54 counties closed as a result of the teacher walk-out. Putnam County was the only school to remain open.

The lawsuit alleges that the Board of Education violated the Open Governmental Proceedings Act by meeting to discuss keeping the Putnam County Schools open during the work stoppage in a meeting that was not announced.

The lawsuit alleges that the board knew of the potential

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