INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Public Schools have canceled classes for the “Red for Ed Action Day” on November 19 and declared the day a professional development day.
The school district is joining others in support of teachers who are planning to attend the rally at the Indiana Statehouse.
The Indiana State Teachers Association is encouraging teachers to flood the statehouse for the rally.
State lawmakers will be there getting organized for the general assembly. Teachers want lawmakers to make them, their students and schools a priority in the upcoming session.
According to IPS, the previously scheduled teacher professional development day on April 17, 2020, will now be a regular school day with student attendance.
According to the Indiana State Teachers Association, the following school districts are closed or participating in e-learning days on Nov. 19:
- Anderson Community Schools
- Beech Grove City Schools
- Carroll Consolidated School Corporation
- Concord Community Schools
- Crothersville Community Schools
- Culver Community School Corporation
- Elkhart Community School Corporation
- Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
- Greencastle Community Schools
- Indianapolis Public Schools
- Lake Ridge Schools
- LaPorte Community School Corporation
- Lewis Cass Schools
- Logansport Community School Corporation
- Maconaquah School Corporation
- Madison Consolidated Schools
- Michigan City Area Schools
- MSD of New Durham Township (Westville)
- MSD Wayne Township
- Nettle Creek School Corporation
- New Castle Community School Corporation
- North Miami Community Schools
- Pioneer Regional School Corporation
- Richmond Community Schools
- School City of East Chicago
- School City of Hammond
- South Bend Community School Corporation
- South Central Community School Corporation
- Taylor Community School Corporation
- Tipton Community School Corporation
- Union County College Corner School District
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Superintendent David Smith posted a statement to the school’s Facebook page saying in part, “I support our teachers advocating for funding levels that, at a minimum, keep pace with annual inflation rates for each and every public school district.” He continues, “our current and future students deserve to be taught by teachers who are valued and respected for the tremendous work they do in our classrooms.”