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