Guthrie Public Schools announced they will not hold classes on Thursday, April 12 as teachers continue to hold out for education funding.
This marks the ninth day the school district has been forced to cancel classes.
“This closure is needed due to the number of teachers indicating they will be absent far exceeding the number of substitute teachers available,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson said.
The district says they will consider the ability to staff teacher absences on a day by day basis.
At Monday night’s regular scheduled meeting, teachers, parents, students and school board members discussed the walkout. Related article: Video: Teachers, parents discuss the teacher work-stoppage at school board meeting
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced the extension of the Oklahoma School Testing Program schedule, which began April 2. Related article: OSDE extends testing window to give students opportunity for best performance
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