Low Country Principal Supporters Protest at School Board Meeting

Some Low Country parents aren't giving up on the principal they want back on the job. The Beaufort County School District fired St. Helena principal Laverne Davis.

Her supporters aren't taking it lying down. Several dozen people turned out to protest at the Board of Education meeting last night. They want Davis reinstated.

"Give the people what the people have asked for," one protester said. "Give them the right to have those that you know have the ability and the education to lead."

The district superintendent decided not to renew her contract. He says the matter is closed since Dr. Davis never exercised her option for an appeal.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com