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Parents support schools closing so teachers can attend Red for Ed rally next week

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Parents support schools closing so teachers can attend Red for Ed rally next week

Parents support schools closing so teachers can attend Red for Ed rally next week

Parents support schools closing so teachers can attend Red for Ed rally next week

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School districts across indiana are cancelling class next week so teachers can rally at the statehouse.

Teachers are fighting for adequate state funding.this afternoon ... huntington county community schools announced it will be closed for the rally.as of tonight ... fort wayne community schools is still planning to hold class even with hundreds of teachers absent.but not everyone agrees with the decision.fox 55's cody butler is live with more.cody?

Teachers in allen county are planning their own rally ... right in front of schools before school starts november 19.but parents rallied today hoping those teachers would be able to join the indy rally instead.

About a dozen parents and their kids stood outside croninger elementary to support their teachers.

More than 10-thousand teachers from across the state are rallying for education at the statehouse november 19th.

That's the day lawmakers hold their organizational meetings.

But this year ... teachers have a lot at stake.

Many districts already closed so teachers can attend.

Huntington county community schools made the call today when 115 teachers say they are going to the rally.the state's largest district ... fort wayne community schools is planning to stay open with about 600 teachers going to indy.but parents say they'd like to f-w-c-s close.just because f-w-c-s isn't closing ... doesn't mean the district doesn't support the rally.

Board member maria norman says it's a tough call to make.

Board member ann duff says she plans to be at the rally next week.

As of tonight ... every school in allen county plans to have class on tuesday ... november 19th.reporting live ... cody butler ... fox




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