SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - While many neighboring school systems have announced that classes would be called off on May 1, Rowan-Salisbury Schools is planning to keep its regular schedule.
Cabarrus County, Kannapolis City, and other systems are calling off classes on that day due to a large number of teachers in each system seeking the day off in order to attend a rally in Raleigh.
“The Board supports many of the initiatives these teachers are seeking, such as better pay,” said RSS Spokesperson Rita Foil.
Foil said that when students are in school, they “have food, are in a safe environment, and have shelter.”
She said that calling off classes can create a hardship for parents.
In addition, Spring Break begins on Friday, with students returning to class on Monday, April 29. Foil said it would be difficult to have students come back for two days of class and then be off again.
“End of grade testing is coming,” Foil added, “and we’d like to see our students and staff have a strong ending to the year.”