Carrollton, Ky. — March 30, 2018 — The Carroll County School District is closed today, March 30, 2018. An unusually high number of teachers called in sick, and the district does not have enough substitute teachers to operate its schools.
On Thursday, March 29, the Kentucky House and Senate passed a controversial pension reform bill.
“We do believe that our being closed today is related to the passage of the pension reform legislation,” said Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak. “We understand that our teachers are upset. We understand that they feel betrayed by this legislative process.”
The Carroll County School District’s spring break begins Monday, April 2.
“We expect to have school as scheduled on Monday, April 9,” Oak said. “Currently, the last day for students is June 1, and graduation is on June 3. After today’s closing, the board will need to review the calendar to see if any changes need to be made.”