The Boyle County Board of Education decided during a special meeting Thursday night that it would hold classes as scheduled Monday, ignoring a call from the Kentucky Education Association to cancel school to protest the new health insurance plan for state employees.
The board's decision to hold classes came despite a survey conducted this week showing that Boyle School employees favored closing schools Monday. Junction City teacher and KEA board member Renee Yates said 130 employees voted to cancel school while 112 voted against the idea. The response to the poll represented slightly more than half of the district's 420 employees.
Yates said that in lieu of closing schools, the Boyle County Education Association will sponsor a rally from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Boyle County Courthouse.
"We encourage all school employees and state workers, from any county, to attend," she said.