Districts cancelling school for rally Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Some Kentucky school district have cancelled school Friday for a rally planned at the state capitol.

On Wednesday, Scott County Schools announced on its Facebook page school would be cancelled to allow employees to participate in a “statewide call to action in Frankfort.”

The rally is to protest the new pension bill signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday.

“We understand that this is a decision that also affects families and local businesses, and wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible,” Scott County Schools said in its post. “We apologize for any scheduling conflicts this may cause and appreciate your ongoing support for our teachers and staff.”

Scott County Schools say Friday’s closure will not change the last day of school for students, scheduled for May 25, 2018.

Bullitt and Trimble County Schools also cancelled school Friday.

The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents is encouraging school leaders to send delegations to the rally.

The state’s two largest schools districts, Jefferson County and Fayette County, have not said yet if classes will be cancelled Friday.

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