Cabarrus County cancels classes May 16 for teachers' rally

- Classes have been canceled for schools in Cabarrus County May 16 in response to the teachers' rally being held in Raleigh, NC. 

The Cabarrus County Board of Education voted to make Wednesday, May 16an optional teacher work day in anticipation of teacher absences for the MArch for Students and Rally for Respect.

Students will not be requited to make up the day. 

"To date, the district has received requests from approximately 600 teachers to be out of the classroom on May 16th," Cabarrus County Schools posted on Facebook. "With that number of absences, schools are not able to ensure proper supervision and instruction for students."

District leaders said they are working with principals and school administrators to address scheduling issues with AP exams. 

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