Madison Schools closed Monday

There should be a large crowd on Monday!

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Public schools in Madison will close on Monday for the fourth straight day as teachers are expected to continue protesting a bill that would strip their collective bargaining rights.

District spokesman Ken Syke said Sunday that school officials regret having to again close their doors, but he said they have received assurances that staff members will return to work Tuesday. School will resume then.

Syke said managing a fourth day off will be a significant hardship for families and the district appreciates their cooperation.

Madison teachers have led rallies against Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to effectively eliminate collective bargaining rights for teachers and many other public employees.

Other school districts have also canceled classes, but the statewide teachers’ union called on educators to return to work Monday.

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