Group marches to show support for Burke High School

VIDEO: Group marches to show support for Burke High School

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A group of approximately 50 people marched through downtown Charleston Tuesday afternoon with the goal of preventing Burke High School from becoming a charter school.

The group marched about a mile from America and Columbus Streets to the Charleston County School District headquarters.

There has been talk of switching Burke High School to a charter school because of declining enrollment and low test scores or closing it because of the price tag for needed renovations.

But members of the group say they do not support that idea and want the curriculum to remain the same. They say the school district has already started the charter process without the community's input.

Instead, they want more transparency from the school board and want to make sure Burke stays open.

The group planned to speak at Tuesday night's school board meeting to make sure their voices are heard.

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