THERMAL, Calif. - Hundreds of students protested at Desert Mirage High School on Tuesday due to a proposal to cut 20 teachers. The protest began early in the morning and continued until the end of the school day.
A parent of one student, who didn't want to be identified, called News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 to say the school is neglecting their children's education. She said the qualified teachers are being let go and she was happy that her child was involved in Tuesday's protest.
A student also called our stations to highlight some of the reasons behind the protest.
- Teacher cuts
- Schedule changes next year
- Not letting students speak in Spanish at graduation
- Not letting Aztec dancers dance at graduation
The proposal to cut 20 teachers will be finalized during a vote from the C.V.U.S.D. board on Thursday night.
KESQ & CBS Local 2 will let you know the board's decision and we'll follow up with more information later in the week.