CHARLESTON (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District board meeting was adjourned early Monday night after demonstrations from community activists.
The protests initially began outside — then eventually moved inside the meeting.
This comes after the community resource center announced a “summer of sit-ins” — protesting what they call the “systematic failure” of local students.
The Charleston County School District responded to Monday’s protests:
“The disruptive actions by a group of citizens at tonight’s Charleston County School District Board of Trustees regular meeting were extremely disappointing. Rather than wait for one of two scheduled times for public comments, the group shouted and disrupted the meeting as elementary students were being called to the front of the room to be recognized for their accomplishments. The Board’s only course of action was to adjourn the meeting after two attempts to restore order failed.”
“The Board and District are committed to working with any group who wishes to constructively pursue solutions. However, attempts to disrupt a meeting with children in attendance is an unacceptable method of engagement. “