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Parents, students protest ahead of Waverly school board meeting

Posted at 2:52 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 14:52:56-05

A small group of 11 people gathered outside Waverly High School Wednesday morning in protest of teachers in the district still working without a contract.

Tensions have been high following a heated school board meeting where the Waverly Community School Board of Education walked out of the meeting on January 23.

Eaton County Sheriff deputies were even called to the school.

In the days following, outraged high school students organized a walk out during school hours in protest.

The district's superintendent Terry Urquhart told us, it was likely those students who skipped class to protest would be disciplined.

Fox 47 News has learned select members of the school board will meet with a select students Wednesday afternoon. In a letter sent to parents, the goal of the meeting is to "maintain an open discussion between students and board members."

"We just want to be out here supporting our teachers," said Alicia Flores, who's child is a junior at Waverly High School. "We want to make sure that teachers get a fair contract and we want to make sure that that's done quickly."

Parents say they did receive permission from the high school's principal to hold Wednesday morning's protest.