The group, which formed through Facebook, met Monday morning outside the district headquarters holding signs urging support for the students. The organizers of the demonstration say many parents feel pressured to fully support to teachers.
They argue people should be less concerned about allegiance and more interested in doing whatever it takes to get the kids back into class.
“I think a lot of parents feel if you don’t align with the teachers then there are going to be some negative repercussions down the road,” said counter-picket organizer Robert Lindbloom. “I think we need to stand up a little bit more and say, ‘we can support you still, but we would rather have our kids be in school.’”
The group held a second protest in the afternoon. They say they hope to get greater numbers and hold more demonstrations for the duration of the strike.