Shelbyville Central Schools will be closed Tuesday, November 19.
With dozens of teachers from the corporation expected to attend the Red for Ed Action Day at the Statehouse, SCS will make up the day on Monday, January 20.
The school corporation posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:
Shelbyville Central Schools (SCS) will be closing school on Tuesday, November 19th due to the State Wide Red for Ed Action Day. Many of our teachers have requested personal days to participate in the rally at the State House to support public education.
With the significant number of teachers attending, we do not have enough substitute teachers to adequately supervise and provide educational services to students. SCS will be making up this day on Monday, January 20, 2020.
SCS supports our teachers in their efforts to increase awareness of issues affecting public education. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience that may cause families. However, we hope that you, along with us, realize the importance of teachers having a voice and a presence to positively impact public education in Indiana.
Thousands of educators will be calling for the further boost in pay Tuesday. Teacher unions say at least 107 school districts with some 460,000 students — or more than 40% of statewide enrollment — are expected to be closed that day while their teachers attend the event.
Shelbyville Central Schools Superintendent Harper says teacher pay, in part, leading to teacher shortages, is a major concern for education.
Harper says the issue needs the attention of lawmakers.