Cumberland County joins list of NC school districts closing for May 1 teacher rally

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Cumberland County Schools have joined the list of other school districts across the state that will be closed May 1, the day of a teacher march and rally in downtown Raleigh, according to a release.

May 1 will now be a day off for students and an optional teacher workday for teachers and staff, the district announced.

The decision was made “after carefully monitoring the number of teachers and staff who have requested leave to attend the education rally in Raleigh on May 1,” the release said.

“It was our hope to have an adequate number of teachers and substitutes to provide instruction for our students on May 1,” said CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “However, because of the increasing number of projected absences, we’ve made a data-driven decision with the safety and well-being of our students in mind.”

No make-up day will be required for students or staff.

As far as child care goes, Prime Time will be open for full-day service at all sites that currently offer afternoon Prime Time. Parents who will need Prime Time services on May 1 should call the Prime Time office at (910) 678-2451 to register their child for the full-day service.

Other local school districts closed on May 1 include Wake County, Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, and Wilson County Schools.

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