/ Modified apr 27, 2018 4:20 p.m.

Inside School District's Decision to Close Because of Teacher Walkout

TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo on key factors for canceling classes.

At a news conference this week, Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said the district decided to cancel classes Thursday after more than half of the district's 3,200 teachers said they would not come to work.

"We very clearly see thousands of employees operating within district protocol … using all appropriate time procedures to take one day of sick or personal and by doing that they're honoring their contract," Trujillo said.

Lorraine Rivera asked Trujillo about TUSD's contingency plan and how a prolonged walkout could affect the rest of the school year.

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