MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - More than a hundred students protested outside of George Washington Carver High School Monday morning.
Electives were dropped from the school's curriculum due to grant cuts. Students also protested how the school enforces the dress code, the firing of teachers and the school's inability to correct wrong class schedules. One student's grandmother says that could keep students from graduating.
“She is a senior and she still do not have the right classes. School has been on for two months or more, she still is not in the right class for her senior credits,” said Susie Williams.
Regional Superintendent Willie Rhodes says he’s looking into the students’ concerns. He had mixed feelings about the protest.
“I’m delighted the students would exercise their 1st Amendment right and share their concerns. I’m not certain the avenue they chose was the right avenue,” Rhodes said.
A spokeswoman from Memphis City Schools admitted that Carver High School is still working on students' class schedules but that's not uncommon.
She says none of the issues prompting students to protest are keeping them from graduating on time.
School administrators are planning to meet with students next Friday to address their concerns.