MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Numerous students from Alma Bryant High School are reaching out to FOX10 after they were told several major school fundraisers would be canceled or changed at the request of the Mobile County Public School System.
Junior Class President Joshua Radcliff said the Student Government Association fears it will no longer be able to host the school’s annual ‘Relay For Life’, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Radcliff said funding is necessary to put on the big event every year at the school. So students will sell candy bars or charge students and teachers $3-$5 to wear jeans on ‘jeans day.’
“We’ve been told the superintendent didn’t want us to have ‘jean day’ any more because it’s a disruption,” said Radcliff.
SGA member Julia Pham added that “jeans day” alone rakes in thousands of dollars for the school.
“Without all the fundraising we won’t be able to host Relay For Life this year,” said Pham.
Other students also said additional fundraising efforts, including selling candy, have been limited by school system officials in recent months.
MCPSS officials could not be reached for comment on Friday September, 13.
The news comes hot on the heels of a proposed Mobile County teacher dress code that has many teachers wondering if school system officials are overstepping their boundaries.
FOX10 will continue to follow this story and take these concerns to Superintendent Martha Peek.
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