Hundreds of PaulHardingHigh School parents and students packed the school's auditorium tonight.
Many blasted East Allen County Superintendent Karyle Green, then stormed out.
Superintendent Green started off tonight’s informational meeting by saying that comments about the district's redesign plan would not be allowed from the public.
But, that didn't stop folks from stepping up to the mic and airing their grievances.
The battle between East Allen parents and school officials took another ugly turn tonight.
Green explained what parents and students can expect over the next year.
Next year, Harding will be turned into a magnet school.
Originally students were to transfer to New Haven High during the transition.
But, after much debate parents now can choose which of the four high schools their students would attend.
A big topic of concern tonight was athletics, but Green assured parents that all Harding students would have full-athletic eligibility next year.
Parents were even more concerned about was transportation and how much time students would be sitting on a bus. Harding is between 6 and 20 miles away from other high schools.
In the morning, students will be transported to Harding High then transfer to another bus to finally take them to their high school; vice versa on the way home. This made many parents livid and left tons storming out.
Next month, each of the four other East Allen high schools will hold open houses. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.
School choice must then be turned on January 18th. By the end of January, parents and students will be noticed via mail which school they were assigned to.