Several Schools Cancel Class for March Rally

Feb 7, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma lawmakers are criticizing several schools that decided to cancel class one day next month so teachers and students can attend a rally at the state Capitol.

Many districts, including those in Tulsa and Sand Springs, canceled classes March 31 for the Rally for Education. But Republican Reps. Jason Murphey of Guthrie and Mike Turner of Oklahoma City say public districts shouldn't use public resources to lobby the state for more funding.

Sand Springs Superintendent Lloyd Snow says as many as 300 districts may join the rally. He tells The Oklahoman that Sand Springs transportation will be paid for with private funding and that the missed day will be made up.

The Oklahoma City school district says it's not canceling classes for the rally.