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Thornydale Elementary was built for 600 students in 1974, but the Marana Unified School District says it now has just 306, down from 733 in 1994.

1. Most school districts remain closed

With the exception of Vail, districts remain closed today, the fourth day of teacher walkouts. Sunnyside Unified announced it will be closed the rest of the week. It also announced that its food services have been cancelled for the rest of this week. 

2. Rallies

A rally will take place from 4-7 p.m. at Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave., today. The FB event page says 775 people are going and almost 2,500 are interested.

This is actually an annual rally hosted by the May Day Coalition, in which labor and social justice groups gather on May 1 for International Worker's Day. This year's event will focus on the #RedforEd movement. Click here for more info.

A Vail AEU Stand Out started at 6:45 a.m. this morning on South Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleaveland Way. 

Supporters are at the Capitol building in Phoenix for a fourth day.

Callista Radloff, a teacher from Safford K-8 School, speaks to a group of teachers, support staff and supporters at the Pima College Community West campus before driving to Phoenix, Ariz. for a rally as part of the first day of the statewide Arizona Teacher Walkout on April 26, 2018.

3. Walkout likely to continue Wednesday

Organizers have announced walkouts will continue Wednesday as the Legislature debates the budget. 

4. Three fundraisers to help school support staff

A YouCaring fundraiser has been set up for employees of the Sunnyside Unified School District. Find it here.

A GofundMe campaign has been set up to support Sahuarita's support staff. Find it here.

A TUSD GofundMe was set up for support staff as well. Find it here.

5. Proposed budget plan

Here are detailed stories about Ducey's budget plan and the Arizona legislature budget debate:

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson