FRANKFORT, KY - APRIL 13: The Kentucky State House Chamber is shown April 13, 2018 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Kentucky Public school teachers rally for a "day of action" at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills teachers also oppose a controversial pension reform bill which Gov. Bevin signed into law. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teacher protests in Kentucky appear to be continuing as the state's largest school district shut down because of too many absences.
Jefferson County Public Schools closed Wednesday because the district said it did not have enough substitutes to cover the large number of teachers who called in sick. Last week, Jefferson County was one of six districts that closed after a grassroots education advocacy group urged teachers to call in sick.
But Wednesday, the group KY 120 United said it had not asked for teachers to protest. The Jefferson County Teachers Association also said it did not ask teachers to call in sick.
Educators are concerned about several bills in the legislature, including scholarship tax credits for private schools and changing who manages the pension fund.
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