Janesville high school students walk out in protest
JANESVILLE – Hundreds of Janesville high school students walked out of their classes at 2 p.m. Wednesday to protest impending course cuts.
Craig and Parker high school students both staged walkouts. Students from Craig marched to the Educational Services Center and circled the 500 block of South Franklin Street, chanting and holding signs.
Three Craig students agreed to an invitation to meet with Superintendent Karen Schulte inside the ESC. Parker students arrived later and declined to talk to Schulte.
The cuts, which would take effect in September, are in response to a projected 2011-12 budget deficit of about $10 million. Schulte told the students that she has no choice but to cut courses—and teachers. Elementary and middle school staffs also are expected to take hits.
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