TMCC High kids hold vigil

Students of the alternative public school, TMCC High, plan to hold a “Glow for Education” rally on the eve of a fateful school board vote to approve or reject more than 40 proposed cuts to the Washoe County School District’s budget. The cuts list the elimination of TMCC High, a move that would save the district half a million dollars.

“It would be a major loss,” says student Adam Johnson, one of dozens of concerned students who’ve called the RN&R and written letters in support of the school.

The rally is the community’s chance to show support for educational options, student organizers say. Interested activists should bring a flashlight, glow stick or candle and gather at 7 p.m. March 25 outside the Wooster High cafeteria, 1331 E. Plumb Lane.

Because of an $8 million budget shortfall, the district needs to cut a chunk out of its budget. More than $9.7 million in cuts have been proposed to the school board, which will vote on the proposals at its March 26 meeting.