Peekskill students rally in support of resigning superintendent
Peekskill High School students staged a protest Friday afternoon outside the school's administration building in a show of support for Superintendent Dr. David Fine, who resigned last week.
School board members say Dr. Fine's sudden decision was voluntary. He wrote a letter to board members saying, "I must reassess my priorities and make a change so I can provide some much-needed focus on my personal life and family."
The eight members of the board unanimously accepted his resignation.
The protest made it clear that the students didn't want Dr. Fine to leave.
"I understand it's personal reasons, but we don't want you to go, we really do miss you, we need you," says student Briana Velez.
"Losing him is like losing a family member," says student Na'Sir Bush. "He's like the greatest man ever here."
News 12 reached out to the school district for a reaction to the students' protest.