As you may know, the Senate last night passed legislation that could provide revenue to increase teacher pay and enhance funding for public schools. However, there has been additional movement at the legislature today and while legislation has been signed by the Governor, many details regarding bills that were passed are uncertain and remain unresolved.
I continue to work with key stakeholders across the community with regard to the walkout. This morning, we surveyed our educators to better understand their intentions regarding a teacher-led walkout. Due to the significant amount of educators who plan to advocate at the State Capitol on Monday for adequate funding for public schools, we will be unable to provide a productive, safe and secure learning environment. As a result, schools will be closed Monday, April 2.