Selah Community Leaves Thursday's School Board Meeting Disappointed and Upset
SELAH, Wash.- Selah families left the school board's meeting upset. Families showed up to show their support for principal Joe Jones and ask board members to retain his position.
Principal Jones turned in his letter of resignation on March 25th, something Jones said was decided after he and Superintendent Dr. Debra Howard discussed their different leadership styles.
Jones is now asking the board to not accept the resignation and says he does want to stay. The community feels the same way.
Students, faculty, parents and community members all said Jones has changed Selah for the better and they want to hear answers regarding Jones' resignation.
Board members didn't respond.
"We just want him to be our principal and I'm just really disappointed the school board would not take time to listen to us at all," said student William Hayes.
"This is a big issue there are a lot of people who don't understand why there is a lack of communication between the board and citizens here," said student Trevor Heilman.
Selah students collected over 1,100 signatures for a petition asking board members to keep Jones as their principal. Dr. Debra Howard is ultimately the one who will decide this. A decision is expected sometime over the next few weeks.