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JCPS Cancels School Thursday For Sixth Teacher 'Sickout'

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Educators fill the floor of the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort to protest multiple education bills.

Jefferson County Public Schools are closed again Thursday, marking the sixth teacher 'sickout' day in the last two weeks.

JCPS officials said Wednesday night that roughly a third of teachers called in sick for Thursday. Many of those teachers haven taken to the Capitol to protest various education bills before the Kentucky legislature.

But as WFPL's Liz Schlemmer reported Wednesday, lawmakers say the final two education measures teachers have protested are very unlikely to move forward in the final days of the legislative session.

Bullitt County Schools are also closed Thursday because of high teacher absences.