By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock teachers’ union backed off its call Monday for teachers to only work virtually because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus in schools after dozens of teachers faced disciplinary action for not showing up for in-person classes.
Little Rock Education Association President Teresa Knapp Gordon said members on Monday night called off its action, which called on teachers to work virtually but not in person.
Sixty-nine teachers face disciplinary action, which includes the possibility of termination, for not showing up to teach classes in person, Superintendent Mike Poore told reporters The 21,000-student, state-run district has about 1,900 teachers. Classes remained open on Monday.
“There will be a form of discipline and that we’re working on over the course of the rest of the day,” Poore told reporters. Gordon on Monday night said the teachers had received notices