Skyline tries to teach; students not so interested

Skyline auditorium on strike day. Photo by D. Ross Cameron, Tribune

8:15 a.m.  Education reporter Katy Murphy watched about 60 students, four emergency substitutes, the principal and vice principal who gathered in the Skyline High School auditorium. The kids were told they would be taking part in three two-hour blocks of classes that included video, discussions and PE.

“I want this to be a day when we’ll be quite thoughtful of your teachers and your education,” said principal Bev Hansen.

After learning what was in store, a number of students tried to leave, saying they didn’t see much point in staying. But the vice principal told them to come back to the auditorium because the school was responsible for them once they had arrived on campus.