It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.
As teachers scrambled for pay increases, students at Alexandria City High School (ACHS) walked out of their classrooms to protest that Alexandria City Public School leaders had disrupted their lunchtime program.
Titan Lunch was proposed as an alternative to the previous Lunch and Learn program where students could meet with clubs and teachers during lunch. The student council met with school administrators and worked to come up with a compromise that would maintain the core of “lunch and learn” while adding security measures.
In an email to the ACHS community, Principal Peter Ballas said in a meeting with the district’s senior leadership team that “logistics and operational challenges, as well as safety and security concerns,” will continue to drive the program forward during the current period. said it was found to interfere with School year.
Organizers said interim superintendent Melanie Kay Wyatt has yet to meet with the student council to finalize the proposal for the activity, but the ACHS PTSA wrote: letter To the school system that supports Titan Ranch’s proposal.
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