Teachers Rally To Send Message To Governor – Kentucky {#iBelieve}

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Adam Beam/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9485141a) Whitney Walker, second left, and Tracy Kurzendoerfer protest outside of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's office on in Frankfort, Ky. Walker and Kurzendoerfer are teachers in Fayette County. Both called in sick on Friday to protest a bill lawmakers passed late Thursday that makes changes to the state's pension system. The district was one of several forced to close because of the number of teacher absences Teachers Protest, Frankfort, USA - 30 Mar 2018

Updated: Apr 09, 2018 4:53 PM 

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Teachers are fired up by the governor’s comments about public pensions and education funding. They gathered outside of the Fayette County Public Schools building in Lexington for a rally.

In Governor Bevin’s news conference, he vetoed the budget bill, which would include hundreds of millions of dollars of new revenue that would go towards public education. The need for more school funding is one of the reasons teachers and former educators have been passionately rallying at the Capitol and around the state.

Teachers waving signs and chanting “protect our kids” in response to the governor’s press conference today where he vetoed the budget bill and did not veto Senate Bill 151 that would impact public pensions. They say ultimately a shot to teachers, hurts the kids. @LEX18News

Senate Bill 151, the pension reform bill,  was not the bill vetoed Monday.

The Kentucky Education Association released a statement saying that they are profoundly disappointed by the governor’s actions and teachers said they are not giving up the fight.