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Large Teacher Absence Expected Jan. 13 for Tallahassee Rally

Charter Schools Expect Little Impact


Last updated 1/12/2020 at 6:13pm

Polk Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd

While the Polk County Public Schools anticipate about 1,600 teachers to be absent Monday, Jan. 13 to attend an education rally in Tallahassee, Lake Wales High School Principal Donna Dunson said she didn't expect any disruption in the local charter schools.

Dunson said charter school teachers support the purpose of the rally, but most are expected to be in their classrooms Monday.

Polk County Public Schools were scrambling to provide coverage for the absent teachers, with about 650 substitutes from Kelly Services and another 450 district staff members. District officials said non-classroom...

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