What seemed like a protest to keep an old school has turned to a protest against the school board.
About 20 people in Leola are hanging ribbons across the town to spread awareness about the school board's public speaking policy.
According to Marion Kallas, current policies have people apply to speak at a board meeting and that process can take up to three months.
Kallas says from tearing down the school to personnel issues, the school board isn't conducting business fairly which is tearing the town apart. "They don't want to discuss anything negative about it because they're afraid for their family members' jobs. So, yes it has affected people immensely and it is tearing the community into pieces. And it's very very sad when you just try to have a discussion as adults and you're not allowed."
We've e-mailed the Leola school board chair about the matter.
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