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Crittenden Schools to Close for Special Session
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY - Crittenden County Schools Superintendent Vince Clark says the county will close school for a day when Governor Matt Bevin calls lawmakers into special session to discuss proposed changes to the state's pension system.

Clark says the closure will allow staff to share concerns about the changes to the pension plan in person. 

"We feel the Governor's plan will forever harm public education in KY and some of the proposals violate contractual agreements that may result in legal action," Clark said. "This is a hard call to make, but one that is necessary to honor our staff and protect learning. I feel it is best to cancel school and then make it up at a later date so students will be connected to their teachers and learning is preserved."

The school system has not yet set a date for the closure because it's unclear when the special session will meet.

He urged residents to contact their legislators to voice any concerns about the proposed changes.

Published 06:44 PM, Sunday Nov. 05, 2017
Updated 07:23 PM, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017

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