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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 02:01 AM

Kentucky teachers group calling for statewide 'sickout' to protest pension board proposal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Kentucky's largest school system will be forced to shut down Thursday after thousands of teachers called in sick as part of a statewide "sickout."

Jefferson County Public Schools said late Wednesday night that it does not have enough substitutes to cover the number of absences reported.

Fayette County Public Schools, the state's second largest district, also announced it would close due to teacher absences.

The closures come just hours after a grassroots group urged teachers to call out sick so that they could travel to Frankfort, the state capital, to protest of a bill that would restructure the board that oversees the state's teacher pension system.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/27/kentucky-teachers-pension-protest-group-calls-sickout/3011167002/

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