Metro Schools report fewer teacher absences Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Nashville Public Schools reported Tuesday teacher absences across the district have declined amid the “sick out” protest by faculty over salary.  

Average teacher absences for most schools have returned to normal rates, according to a statement released by the district.  

The district also reported schools and classrooms that may need additional support are continuing to be monitored.  

The initial number of absences are at 544 teachers for Tuesday, down from yesterday’s 913 teacher absences and from last Friday’s 960 teacher absences.  

MORE: Nearly 1,500 Metro Schools employees call out in protest over pay

As updates continue to be verified, Tuesday’s totals could change.  

Among the reasons for some of the 544 absences include personal illness, personal leave, family illness, professional leave and bereavement, according to a release from Metro Nashville Public Schools.  

The district reported that on this same day last year, the district had 504 teacher absences. 

MORE: Metro teachers stage another ‘sick out’ protest Monday

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