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Birmingham BOE removes principal from Ramsay High School

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People waiting outside to try and enter the meeting. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC People waiting outside to try and enter the meeting. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC
Ramsay High School students sing out in support of Dr. Evelyn Nettles. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC Ramsay High School students sing out in support of Dr. Evelyn Nettles. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Birmingham Board of Education voted Tuesday night to remove Principal Evelyn Nettles from Ramsay High School, even after concerned residents, parents and students packed the meeting, hoping to influence the board's decision.

The vote wasn't popular with parents and students. In fact, many of them are outraged. Students and parents from Ramsay High School wanted to know more about why Principal Dr. Evelyn Nettles was placed on paid administrative leave May 2.

Nettles appeared at the meeting and defended herself, saying students were performing well on standardized tests.

FOX6 News asked BOE President Randall Woodfin about the situation with Nettles. He says the board is concerned with academic performance at the school.

"Tonight was very tough, but we're left with two options. Option one: yield to the political and community pressure and the school system and academic performance continue to go in the wrong direction. Or, make a...decision long-term and the system and academic performance move in the right direction," he said.

He repeated the stance that the board members cannot comment on personnel matters. He said that there will be a meeting at Ramsay High School Wednesday with Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon and school faculty to discuss what the next step is.

It's unclear where Nettles will go. She may be placed at another school. It's also unclear who the new principal at Ramsay will be.

In other news at the meeting Tuesday: Parents of Bush K-8 students asked board members for more information on the proposed renovations at the school. Some are upset about the proposal, saying system officials promised them a new building, not an updated one when Bush Middle School and Council Elementary School merged in 2011.

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