Orange County school board votes to cancel classes May 1 for teacher’s rally

Orange County News

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Orange County became the latest North Carolina school system to cancel classes ahead of the teacher’s rally planned for May 1.

Orange County Schools tweeted Monday night that the school board voted to make May 1 a teacher workday. 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Durham County recently announced similar decisions. 

The school system didn’t release any other details about the scheduling change.

May 1 is the Educator’s Day of Action when teachers across the state are expected to rally in downtown Raleigh. This will be the second year in a row that teachers will hold a march and rally downtown.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson has requested that teachers move the rally to another day so that children don’t have to miss school.

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