Bertie County among NC school districts closing for May 1 rally

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY/WNCN) — Bertie County schools and offices will be closed for a planned teacher rally in Raleigh next month.

An estimated 30,000 marched on the North Carolina capital in 2018 — demanding better teacher pay, more student resources, and improvements to school safety.

The North Carolina Association of Educators is planning to hold a “Day of Action” on May 1, where teachers across the state are expected to rally in downtown Raleigh.

WAVY sister station WNCN reports Mark Johnson, superintendent of North Carolina Public Schools, has requested that teachers move the rally to another day so that children don’t have to miss school.

Several school districts across North Carolina will be closed on May 1, including Wake County, Durham  and Chapel Hill-Carrboro. 

Bertie County school leaders said in a Facebook post the closure will not affect the current calendar length of the end of the school year. Currituck County and Camden County schools plan to still operate on the day of the the march.

10 On Your Side is working to learn whether schools in Dare County, Hertford County, Perquimans County and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County will close on May 1. Stay tuned for updates.

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