FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — UPDATE 3/15/19 @ 6 p.m.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis criticized teachers using “sickouts” to cancel classes during the legislative session in a Friday news conference.
Lewis said teachers don’t have a constitutional right to call in sick when they are not sick in an effort to force a work stoppage. This comes after Jefferson County Public Schools were closed several days in a two-week period as hundreds went to Frankfort to demonstrate at the State Capitol.
The education commissioner asked for records on Feb. 28, Mar. 5-7 and Mar. 12-14 for school districts that canceled classes those days. 10 school districts received the request: Bath, Boyd, Bullitt, Carter, Fayette, Jefferson, Letcher, Madison, Marion and Oldham.
Lewis said in the news conference