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People carrying signs march outside the state Capitol during a massive education rally April 2 in Oklahoma City. Ada City Schools Superintendent Mike Anderson announced Sunday that schools would remain closed for the next two days due to the ongoing teacher walkout.

Eric Swanson/The Ada News

Ada City Schools will remain closed for the next two days due to the ongoing teacher walkout, Superintendent Mike Anderson said Sunday.

Conversations with teachers, and their comments, showed that a significant number of educators are convinced that a walkout today and Tuesday is critical to the success of statewide efforts to provide more money for schools, Anderson said in a news release.

“It remains our objective to make decisions based on what is the best interests of our kids, our schools and our community, while trying to balance these intentions with our teachers’ efforts to find solutions to the proper funding of public education,” he said. “It is paramount that we ensure that students are provided with a safe and secure learning environment.

“With the information I have, I have concluded that it will be necessary to suspend school. Therefore, school will be suspended on Monday, April 9th, and Tuesday, April 10th.”

Anderson said all student activities will continue as scheduled.

Breakfast and lunch will be available at the Willard Grade Center and Ada Junior High School cafeterias for all children 18 and younger. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Latchkey child care services will be available at Hayes Grade Center from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.