Budget protest keeps more than 1,000 Nashville teachers home

May 6, 2019 | The Tennessean

More than 1,000 teachers across the Metro Nashville Public Schools district stayed home Friday, a Metro Schools representative said.

“We currently have in our systems 1,431 total absences. Of that number, 1,091 are teachers,” MNPS spokeswoman Dawn Rutledge said.

Amanda Kail, president-elect for the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, said Thursday the teacher absences are meant as a protest against Briley’s proposed budget.

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