FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Frankfort is a popular place to be on April 13 as bus after bus has pulled up, packed full of teachers throughout Friday morning.
Secretary of State Allison Lundergren Grimes and Attorney General Andy Beshear urged everyone to turn this moment into a movement. They assured teachers they were there to be their voice in Frankfort.
Teachers were chanting many messages some of them were: 120 Strong, we'll remember in November, vote them out, and for the kids.
Everybody may have something a little different to say, but they are sending one clear message to lawmakers.
PHOTOS: Teachers rally in Frankfort
"We've just got to do the right thing. Come together--Democrats, Republicans. We are not a political state. We are Kentuckians, stand united and do what's right. That's all I want," Lavina Waits, a preschool teacher from Meade County, said.
"You know, I think everybody thinks it's all about the pension and that is a component that's important to us, but all of the cuts will affect kids everywhere. I think people don't realize how deep those cuts are going to impact schools,” Bill Gatliff, a principal from Fayette County, said. “So, when classrooms are crowded and there's not transportation and when there's not textbooks, they just have to fund it. It's the future of everything."
They're only letting 500 teachers into the rotunda. The majority of protestors are outside the capitol building.
The JCPS board announced that the missed day will be waived. The school calendar and graduation schedule will remain the same.