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How Many Teachers Are Requesting Off For The May 1 Rally in Raleigh?

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools says 343 teachers have asked off for the day so far.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Parents, mark your calendars. 

If you have kids in school, keep Wednesday, May 1st in mind - that's the proposed date for the second statewide "Red For Ed" teacher rally in Raleigh. 

We've learned teachers are already asking off for that day. 

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Last year, thousands of teachers stood in the rain and marched through Raleigh streets. 

They were demanding better pay, more school funding and smaller class sizes. 

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Many schools statewide were forced to close because there weren't enough teachers. 

We haven't heard of any cancellations for our area this time around, but it could happen. 

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools says 343 teachers have asked off so far.

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350 have asked off in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. 

Chapel Hill-Carboro's district has decided to close because of all the day off requests. 

Guilford County says it's not ready to release numbers, saying it's still a very fluid situation. 

Teachers say they're marching for five things this year: 

  • The need for hiring more social workers and counselors
  • Expanding medicaid
  • A $15 minimum wage for all school workers
  • Reinstate Masters and Advanced Degree pay
  • They want retirement packages to stay the same for future educators

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