Whitko to close for teacher rally next week

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Add Whitko Community Schools to the growing list of districts that will be closing their doors next Tuesday.

Dr. Brandon Penrod, Superintendent for Whitko Community Schools, says one third of their teachers have requested the day off to head to the capitol.

Nearly a hundred schools across the state are closing their doors for next week’s Red for Ed rally in Indianapolis.

Thousands of teachers from across Indiana are expected to march at the statehouse to demand more money and an end to Indiana’s teacher accountability rules.

Fort Wayne Community Schools says around 600 of their teachers are planning on taking the day off. They are encouraging others to wear red in solidarity and say they’re still planning on having school on November 19.