On Friday, Bevin claimed to see people "hanging out" and "taking the day off" as teachers and school personnel gathered at the Capitol in Frankfort.
The governor bemoaned the teacher protest, telling a group of reporters outside the Capitol that school closures left some children unprotected. "I guarantee you a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn't have any money to take care of them".
"I and others will cover classes for our teachers so some of them can go to Frankfort to have their voices heard", Aulick said.
Educators from across the state are converging on the state capital to protest possible budget cuts that would affect public schools and to express their disapproval with changes to their pensions. But 57 Republicans eagerly voted to override, asserting their independence after a tumultuous year marred by a sexual harassment scandal.
Lawmakers overturned vetoes on a revenue and tax measure that raises $487 million in new revenues to fund a budget which increases funding for public schools and restores funding for school bus transportation.
He also wondered how the school cancellations, due to teachers coming to Frankfort for a protest, will disrupt the plans of students' families for such things as graduations and vacations.
The Republican-led Kentucky legislature has rebuffed Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the two-year state budget and revenue bills, prompting cheers from teachers assembled in the State Capitol Rotunda.
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Fayette County Education Association President Jessica Hiler said she did not know whether Fayette County teachers would participate in a sick-out on Friday as they did on March 30, forcing the cancellation of schools.
The veto puts Republican lawmakers in a tough position, asking them to vote a second time on a tax increase in an election year.
In Oklahoma, teachers ended two weeks of walkouts Thursday, shifting their focus to electing pro-education candidates in November.
Under the law, future Kentucky teachers will no longer be guaranteed defined retirement benefits. He said he met with House and Senate leaders all week to propose a more "responsible way to pay for 100 percent of the requested education funding". The governor could call lawmakers back for a special session to pass a new budget and revenue bills.
The Kentucky Education Association, which organized Friday's rally, strongly opposes a bill to overhaul pensions that Gov. Bevin signed this week. "We acknowledge neither bill gives the citizens of the Commonwealth everything that our students, their parents and our communities need".
Earlier this month teachers lost a battle over pensions, but lawmakers responded with a budget plan that included record-high classroom spending.
He also said the pension bill, House Bill 151, which was signed, was a start to the growing pension problems in the state, but did not solve the problem.