Teachers Refuse to Cross Picket Line

Harts Middle School is now closed after teachers refuse to cross picket line at the school.

Tina Black, Director of Communications for Lincoln County Schools says teachers from Boone County are picketing outside a number of schools in Lincoln County .

Black says teachers at Harts MS refused to cross a picket line setup by teachers from neighboring Boone County.

The walkout is protesting the three and a half percent pay raise approved by the legislature this past weekend. Teachers had asked for a six percent raise. Today hundreds of teachers across the state walked off the job in protest.

All schools in Lincoln County are on a 2-hour delay, while all schools in Boone County are closed today.

Again, only Harts MS in Lincoln county is closed today in Lincoln County. The rest of the county is operating on a 2-hour dealy.

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