Parents Protest At School Headquarters

Parents Protest At School Headquarters

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MOBILE, Alabama - It's a peaceful protest, but dozens of parents were making sure their voices were heard Wednesday afternoon outside Mobile County Public School Headquarters. 

"To save our teachers because our teachers have been through a lot this year. Lots of verbal, mental abuse. A lot of changes," said Kara Holifield, a parent.

Holifield is a parent whose two children attend J.E. Turner Elementary School.

She, along with dozens of others, stood outside central office with signs protesting the school's principal.

"I would like for Missy Nolen to be taken out of our school and for all of our teachers to be brought back," says a parent.

According to the crowd, teachers and parents aren't getting along with the school's current principal. They're reaching out to the school board for help.

At least 20 teachers put in requests to transfer by the end of the year, but last week many of those teachers say they received letters that they were being forced out.

School officials tell News 5 mandatory transfers were given in order to speed up the hiring process at the new schools, because voluntary transfers aren't given priority.

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