Simpson County Schools was one of many districts across the Commonwealth closed on Good Friday as teachers traveled to the state Capitol advocating against a controversial pension reform vote, which will see key benefit cuts to teachers and other state employees.
However, several teachers and faculty at FSHS spent the morning preparing free lunches for students that would have been unable to eat lunch, and opened the cafeteria doors at 10:30 a.m. Dozens of students and supporters turned out to eat and volunteer, including Principal Tim Schlosser.
"I think what you're seeing here today," Schlosser said, "is the dedication that teachers have to students in Simpson County and across the state of Kentucky."
Junior English teacher Alison Raymer was also among those volunteering to give out lunches the Friday following the vote's aftermath.
"I think it is important for parents and kids to understand that at the end of the day teachers care about kids and that's why we're doing this," Raymer said.