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The board of Jefferson County Public Schools has unanimously passed a resolution that asks Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis to withdraw his request for the names of school employees who called in sick in recent weeks. Lewis said he won’t withdraw the request.

Liz Schlemmer / WFPL

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is condemning a continued teacher sickout, which has closed schools in some counties across the state as educators protest legislation at the Capitol. Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed again Tuesday — the fourth time in about two weeks — as teachers protest several education-related bills in Frankfort.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

The grassroots teacher advocacy group KY 120 United started this week by laying out a laundry list of educators’ grievances in a web post that threatens more action to shut down schools if the Kentucky legislature crosses their “lines in the sand.”

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