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Lanier parents move protest from school to board of education building

Protesting parents from Lanier Jigh school have taken their picketing from in front of the school to the Montgomery County Board of Education building. The bottom line that the parents want is more teacher for their kids.

These parents say they haven't even hit their stride yet, taking big steps for their children.

Pam King is one parent whose is unhappy with Lanier High School.  She says, "The kids have been denied their civil rights. They haven't had a teacher and we have 8 weeks of school and the kids are looking at lost scholarships."

Tom Salter is the communications officer for the board.  He says,  "Well we're doing the best we can. We just like every other school system in the state. We're looking for qualified math teachers, science teachers, english teachers, special education teachers."

But these parents say the kids deserve better.

King adds, "At this particular time when these students were without teachers, the lead teacher didn't have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th period class. She only had a 6th and 7th.

Salter admits, "It's certainly it's hard to find a substitute teacher who even has a bachelors degree. The only requirement for a substitute is that they have a high school diploma and have the background checks."

Still Salter says they are hard to come by. In the meantime ... The board of ed will continue to hunt qualified teachers and the parents will march on.

Reported By:  Ashley Anderson 

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