JCPS Delivers Preliminary List of Teacher 'Sickout' Names

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County Public Schools has delivered a preliminary list of names of teachers who took part in 'sickouts.'

Multiple school districts across the state were forced to close due to widespread teacher absences over the past several weeks.

JCPS closed six times over a two-week period.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis requested 10 districts release the names of all teachers who called in sick.

The JCPS board of education called for Lewis to withdraw the request on March 19, saying teachers had the First Amendment right to protest.

The district has since sent in a preliminary list of names.

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