JCPS closes Tuesday, March 12, reschedules ACT to April 24

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Just after 10 p.m. Monday, Jefferson County Public Schools announced the district would be closed Tuesday, March 12.

The state’s largest district serves nearly 100,000 students.

In a tweet, JCPS officials said a third of the district’s teachers would be absent Tuesday, forcing the closure.

Due to approx. a third of teachers being absent and the inability to safely cover a large number of classes with substitute teachers, all @JCPSKY schools will be closed Tues., March 12, 2019. @YMCALouisville CEP “Snow Day” sites will be open: .

Earlier on Monday evening, JCPS tweeted that it rescheduled the ACT planned for Tuesday, March 12 to Wednesday, April 24.

This is happening despite last week’s agreement between JCPS and its teachers union aimed at discontinuing the recent sickouts.

Last Wednesday, about 1,400 teachers called in sick, forcing the district to cancel classes for the second straight day, and the third time in a week.

That prompted the agreement that allowed three teachers from every school in the district to go to Frankfort for each of the four remaining days of the legislative session. Thursday and Friday, there were no sickouts.

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