PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4)– Two schools in Pueblo are closed Monday because of the large amount of teachers who were absent.
The Pueblo City Schools district said the safest option was to cancel school for East High School and Heritage Elementary School for Monday.
Last Friday, so many teachers called in absent at Corwin International Magnet Schools that classes had to be cancelled. That same day, teachers voted to go on strike for a wage increase.
Later this week, several schools in Colorado will be closed due to lack of staffing for teachers who are taking part in a statewide Day of Action. Hundreds of teachers are expected to rally at the state Capitol for more funding for K-12.
Those schools that will be closed all day or for a partial day on Friday include Denver Public Schools, the Poudre School District, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Littleton Public Schools, Cherry Creek Schools, the St. Vrain Valley School District, Boulder Valley Schools, Aurora Public Schools, the Thompson School District, School District 27J in Brighton, the Summit School District, and D-11 in Colorado Springs. There may be other schools with planned closures on Friday across Colorado.
Teachers with the Douglas County School District will plan a walkout on Thursday.
Jeffco Schools will be closed on Thursday because the district already has a scheduled day off planned for Friday.
Teachers in the Englewood School District walked out of class to rally at the state Capitol on April 16, calling for better funding for their students.