Valley schools to be closed for teacher walk-out

A number of school districts in the Valley will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the teacher walk-out.

Gov. Doug Ducey has offered a proposal that gives Arizona teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, however, many teachers say the plan fails to address funding for classrooms and support staff.

According to Danielle Airey, a spokesperson for the Peoria Unified School District, a majority of certified teachers do not plan to report to work on April 26 and April 27 because of the statewide teacher walk-out. Officials say they do not know how long the Peoria schools will be closed, but they will provide daily updates to parents and staff.

The Peoria Unified School District also says each day that schools are closed will be made up at the end of the year.

In addition to Peoria Unified schools, officials with the Tempe Union High School District, Glendale Elementary School District, and Phoenix Elementary School District say all schools will be closed on due to the teacher walk-out.