Christian County Public Schools will be closed Friday to allow teachers to attend a rally addressing public school funding in this year’s state budget.
Communications Director John Rittenhouse issued a statement Wednesday, saying Christian County Public Schools does not make this decision lightly and understands school closure is not easy for many families.
He says Friday will be made up before the end of the current school year, and more importantly, the high school graduation date for Hopkinsville and Christian County high schools will remain Friday, May 25.
Officials say the decision was made, “In order for all voices to be heard on this important matter and to allow local teachers to participate in the legislative process.”
Governor Matt Bevin has vetoed the biennial budget and lawmakers return to Frankfort Friday with an opportunity to override his vetoes. It certainly won’t be the first rally teachers have held in Frankfort this session, as they were at the Capitol to protest pension reform legislation that Governor Bevin signed this week.