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Kentucky Teachers To Rally Again, This Time For More Money

Trimble Co. Schools are among them

(Frankfort, KY)  --  Thousands of Kentucky public school teachers likely won't be in their classrooms once again this Friday.  The Kentucky Education Association yesterday called for another "day of action" at the statehouse in Frankfort. 

The union says it wants to send a message to lawmakers to beef up spending on education in the new state budget.

At least one Kentucky school district has already canceled school so that teachers and other schools employees can rally in Frankfort on Friday, as the General Assembly returns for its last two days in session.

Trimble County Public Schools announced the closing Monday night, saying that officials hoped that making the decision early would give families time to make childcare arrangements and other plans.

On April 2, every school district in the state was closed, either because of spring break or so that educators could attend a massive rally in Frankfort in protest of a bill that made changes to the state’s cash-strapped public pension systems.

Teachers are also expected to show their displeasure for the recently signed pension reform law.

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