More than 300 teachers call out sick Friday to protest pay

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A group of Metro Nashville Public School teachers will not be at school Friday. In fact, more than 350 have already called in sick. 

The “sick out” planned Friday is in protest of teacher pay, and the potential pay increase of 3% proposed by Mayor David Briley on Monday. Teachers involved in the protest say that’s simply not enough and are asking for a 10% pay increase. 

The teachers calling out span across the city as well as elementary, middle and high schools. 

Here is the breakdown of teachers that called out sick by Thursday afternoon, by school:

  • Andrew Jackson Elementary – 10 absences
  • Antioch High – 17 absences
  • Apollo Middle – 14 absences
  • Bellevue Middle – 22 absences
  • Cane Ridge High – 21 absences
  • Glencliff High – 10 absences
  • H.G. Hill Middle – 10 absences
  • Hillsboro High – 11 absences
  • Hunters Lane High – 11 absences
  • Maplewood High – 13 absences
  • McGavock High – 123 absences
  • J.T. Moore Middle – 14 absences
  • Overton High – 29 absences
  • Percy Priest Elementary – 10 absences
  • Tusculum Elementary – 11 absences
  • Whites Creek High – 13 absences
  • Whitsitt Elementary – 10 absences
  • Wright Middle – 14 absences

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 for updates. 

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