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Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis asked 10 school districts, including Jefferson County Public Schools, on Thursday to provide by Monday the names of teachers who took sick leaving during the two-week stretch in which JCPS was closed six days; districts’ sick leave policies; and any documentation provided by teachers who called out sick in that time.
The six demonstrations in February and March, led primarily by JCPS teachers, have drawn rebukes from some in Frankfort, including Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. He’s asked 10 school districts to produce the names of those who requested sick leave on days when schools were closed because of teacher shortages.
Jefferson County Public Schools and six other districts told WDRB News on Monday that they had complied with the Labor Cabinet’s request for records relating to six sick outs.