Educators leave Evansville for ‘Red for Ed’ rally in Indianapolis, show support in Tri-State


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — More than 100 Indiana school districts will be closed on Tuesday, so educators can attend the ‘Red for Ed’ action day rally in Indianapolis.

Thousands of teachers are expected to be at the statehouse.

Among them, more than 500 from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.

Several buses transporting EVSC personal left from the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center on Lynch Road.

More than 500 educators from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation will join thousands of teachers at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday.

The teachers say they’re rallying for better pay and better funding for public education.

Because so many teachers are attending, the EVSC is among the 100 or so school districts across the state closing on Tuesday.

Students in the EVSC will have an i-learning day today to make up the work.

Other school districts will use a snow day later in the year to make up missing today.

Teachers in Mt. Vernon gathered outside of Mt. Vernon Junior High School early Tuesday morning in support of the “Red For Ed” rally. The school is observing it’s normal schedule. Teachers walked in to school as a group wearing their red to show support for the effort.

Mt. Vernon Junior High School

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 18, 2019)

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