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Gubernatorial Candidate Wants Sick Day Notes From Ed. Commissioner

Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 12:55:25-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen has announced that he has filed an open records request for sick days filed by Dr. Wayne Lewis, the state’s education commissioner.

The open records request was filed after the education commissioner demanded a list of teachers from ten districts who “sicked out” during the legislative session.

Edelen said the move was a bullying tactic.

“You have to stand up to bullies,” Edelen said. “If we take Dr. Lewis at his word that all this is trying to do is collect information, then surely he has no issue providing that same information to the taxpayers. But he’s not, he’s trying to intimidate state workers and carrying water for a Governor dead-set on doing everything he can to make teachers pay a price for standing up for themselves.”

Edelen is asking for doctors’ notes from Lewis for all his absences.