All public schools in West Virginia's 55 counties will be closed on Thursday, March 1, according to West Virginia Department of Education.

On Tuesday, Governor Jim Justice announced a plan to give striking teachers a five percent raise. He said teachers would be back in class Thursday.

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Around 10:50 p.m., all the counties were scheduled to be closed on Thursday.

What's the hold-up? That pay raise needs approval from state lawmakers.

On Wednesday, the House of Delegates passed it. But the Senate adjourned without a vote.