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Davis performing arts students voice their opinion at public meeting

Davis performing arts students voice their opinion at public meeting
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Dozens of Davis High School students and parents made their voice heard at Yakima school's public meeting Tuesday night.

Students and teachers protested last year, after the performing arts section was cut from the rest of the Davis remodel.

Now, the school is letting the public decide how to spend the remaining money.

Students met with teachers and school board members to vote for what part of the remodel they feel is most important.

The school district says improving the heating and cooling system in the performing arts department is its highest priority. However, the public's votes will likely take precedent.

One student says she attended because she wanted to feel included.

"We don't feel like we are getting what we needed. Because, all the rest of the school was being remodeled except ours. So a lot of students are feeling like they don't seem important," Kayla Smith said.

The public voted on which portion of the remodel they'd most like to see.

The school release the results in the coming weeks.
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