RPS students plan walk-out over school funding

Open High School

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Some Richmond high school students are planning a peaceful walk-out protest to get Mayor Dwight Jones and city council members’ attention.

The students believe city leaders should fully fund the budget requested from the school board for improvements and repairs.

The students plan to walk from the Open High School on Oregon Hill to city hall at 9 a.m. Monday morning

Richmond City Council is expected to vote on a budget May 31.

4 comments

  • dave

    least nothing is being gave away so should be peaceful,then again it is Richmond.Just another way to ditch class,I mean there are other ways to protest without leaving school,right?

    • Lesley

      Plenty of protests have been made, by parents, at the schools, at city council meetings, etc. This is the student population speaking out and when should they do that? At night? On a weekend when city officials are not around? Seriously? Walking out during the school day to let city officials know that this is important to them, the students, is the most effective way to approach this. These kids are not interested in ditching school for a day, they are interested in making their school a better place.

  • Doyle Hargraves

    Why don’t they protest those ridiculous administration salaries, and the fact that RPS has like three administrators for every teacher in the field. That place is a joke. That’s why I left the city when I started a family.

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