West Virginia students are preparing for another day without school.

Tuesday will mark nine straight school days that students in the state have not attended class.

Teachers have been fighting for an increase in pay and better healthcare benefits during that time.

Last week, Governor Jim Justice agreed to give teachers a five percent pay raise. However, the state's senate has yet to agree to the proposal.

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Cat Stevens is a Jefferson County parent. She said she backs the teachers in their dispute.

"It's the lawmakers that are the problem," she said.

West Virginia teachers have the lowest salaries on average when compared their peers in other DMV states.

Another Jefferson County parent Angie Cummings said she also supports the teachers.

"Our teachers are just trying to survive," she said.