JCPS Closed Friday Due To Teacher Absences, Hours After Lawmakers Pass Pension Bill
Hours after both houses of the Kentucky legislature passed a pension bill that will mostly affect future teachers and state workers, Jefferson County Public Schools announced on Twitter all schools will be closed today.
A JCPS spokesman told Courier-Journal that the absences were caused by a large number of teachers calling in sick.
As Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton reported late last night, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly passed a last-minute pension bill attached to an unrelated bill dealing with governance of sewage districts.
In aFacebook post, the Jefferson County Teachers Association called for teachers to rally at the Capitol in protest of the pension bill Monday, but said it was not recommending a strike as some were calling for on social media.
This post has been updated.