FWCS to cancel classes on Red for Ed day Tuesday

Fort Wayne Community Schools will close schools on Tuesday, Nov. 19, due to the overwhelming number of teachers who plan to attend the Red for Ed Rally in Indianapolis.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 9:27 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2019 10:44 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The largest school district in Indiana, Fort Wayne Community Schools, has decided to cancel school on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Red for Ed day.

A statement from FWCS read, in part:

After careful consideration, Fort Wayne Community Schools will close schools on Tuesday, Nov. 19, due to the overwhelming number of teachers who plan to attend the Red for Ed Rally in Indianapolis.

The District will remain open, as will school offices. Students and staff will make up the day on Friday, March 13, which was already set aside as a reserve make-up day.

"As long as I have been superintendent, I have been the first to support teachers and fight for the needs of our students at the Statehouse. As a District, we have pursued federal grants to provide pay increases for teachers when state funding was not enough," Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. "I appreciate the passion of our staff members to support our students, and I know many parents stand with them."

The full letter can be read here.

FOX 55 will continue to follow this story and have updates as they are available.

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