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Parents rally against superintendent

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JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

Parents demand change at a rally in Jasper County, they are not happy with the superintendent. Concerned parents and local leaders gathered Saturday to voice their concerns about the future of Jasper County Schools.  

All of this comes after Jasper County received an "F" for the second year in a row on their PASS test, Palmetto Assessment of State Standards.

 Parents are concerned that not enough is being done for their children to be successful in the classroom, now they are holding the superintendent and the Jasper County School Board accountable.

They began signing a petition, trying to get at least 1500 signatures so they can present to the school board and ask the superintendent to step down.

Nearly 100 people came out Saturday's rally, including representatives from South Carolina's General Assembly who want to see something done.

"Jasper County School System has gone from bad to worse just in this past year and we have gotten every excuse in the world," said Rep. Bill Herbkersman, District 120. "We've got to change, we've got to make a change now."

"I want to see the group of individuals that were here today come to every school board meeting from here on out, that they hold their elected officials accountable for what's happening in our schools," said Rep. Weston Newton, District 120.

The superintendent said in an earlier interview with WTOC that she holds herself accountable as well as the community, teachers and state leaders. She told us it's a team effort.

She and members of the school board were aware of Saturday's rally but chose not to come.

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