W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind Job Change OK'd

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind will be required to have an associate degree in to order to keep their jobs.

These employees work during non-instructional hours with students who live in the Romney school's dorms.

Media outlets report that the West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday approved the school's plan to restructure its residential program.

The child care position will be replaced with a new residential care specialist position that will require an associate degree in child development or a related field. The new position will pay $8,000 to $10,000 more annually.

Workers who don't have a degree have until July 2018 to obtain one. But there's no guarantee that they will keep their jobs.

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