Hundreds of Lincoln High School students walked out class Thursday, demanding the school district hire a permanent principal.
The school has been without a permanent principal for nearly a year.
Parents and students say they want current Vice Principal Jose Soto to serve as permanent principal.
“We’re asking, we’re demanding to have something here in place as we already have a VP in place, certified, qualified and ready and willing to take the job to fill in for our students,” parent Raymond Everett said.
However, the group gathered on campus Thursday said that request has been ignored by the district.
The San Diego Unified School District is starting new interviews for the position next week.
The school district confirms that Soto is not being considered for the position at this time. The vice principal has made no comment on the protest.
While the district said it is looking for the most qualified candidate, parents argue the application process has been made more difficult by the district.
“Our goal is to get the right person in the right seat and that's what we're trying to accomplish at Lincoln," said San Diego Unified School District spokesperson Andrew Sharp.
The process is same at every school, district officials said.