More than 1,200 intended a "save our schools" march in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday. The city is considering closing the district’s smaller elementary schools, which would shave off between $450,000 and $650,000 for each school in a money saving move.
“You can just feel the emotion here,” Kelly Jones, who has two daughters at Cordley School, 1837 Vt. told the Lawrence Journal World. “We all love our schools. They are doing a very good job of educating our children, and we don’t want to close something that is working.”
Save Our Neighborhood Schools March
Over a thousand of us gathered Saturday morning to show our support for Lawrence Schools. Here are some images of that.
In the beginning..
We met at Liberty Hall, 636 Massaqchusetts.
We gathered inside for a while
There were a lot of us.
Some of us waited outside.
And so we began to walk down Massachusetts Street...
and we came....
and we came...
And still we came
and we kept coming...
the Save Our Schools Dog
and finally we came to the end.