Winston-Salem Cancels Classes As Teachers Join List Of Statehouse Protestors

Winston-Salem Cancels Classes As Teachers Join List Of Statehouse Protestors

5:12pm May 09, 2018
KERI BROWN / WFDD

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has joined a growing group of districts cancelling classes on May 16th.

More than a third of North Carolina's public school students will have a holiday next week as schools close so teachers can attend a march in Raleigh.

Thousands of teachers are expected at the state capital May 16th to ask for better pay and working conditions.  

More than a dozen districts comprising more than a half million students will cancel classes that day.

The addition of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County means the state's four largest school systems are among those closing. That includes Wake County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Guilford County schools.

Districts are making plans to accommodate students with exams happening May 16 as well as getting meal schedules prepared for low-income students.

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