Alabama high school students are scrambling to find a new teacher and school desk at a time when they’re all trying to find one-another.
Hacker News reported the Huntsville City Schools Department of Instruction is looking for a new high school teacher at their high school and has started a search on Facebook for a school desk to replace the one they’ve lost.
Husband-and-wife team Ryan and Melissa Jones are running their school together and said they were shocked to learn they’re not getting the job because they’re black.
“We had a teacher in high school who was a black woman and she was in a school district where we’re all white, so we’re kind of shocked to hear about that,” Ryan Jones told The News-Herald.
They’re hoping someone will help them find a position at their school in the Huntsworth District.
“There are only two black teachers in Huntsworth, but they’re both in the same high school,” Melissa Jones said.
Ryan Jones and Melissa have been struggling to find work since leaving the district in 2013.
They are now trying to put their new high-school teacher to work.
“They’ve had to make a lot of changes and it’s a little stressful because they don’t have the job,” Ryan said.
We’re going to have to start from scratch,” Melissa said.
The couple are still working hard to get their teacher a new desk and said the new one will be ready to go by the time their children are in middle school.
Hackers who know the school district well said it’s important that all of the teachers are working together in order to get the job done.
While the department is looking to replace one of our current teachers, we are confident that the district’s leadership will be able to find and hire a suitable replacement for this position,” Murch said.”
The district is actively looking for new, qualified candidates and is continuing to hire and retain them,” he said in a statement.
“While the department is looking to replace one of our current teachers, we are confident that the district’s leadership will be able to find and hire a suitable replacement for this position,” Murch said.
HuffPost reached out to Huntsville Schools but has not received a response.