The Providence Journal, page B1 – May 15, 1974
400 students from Tolman High School in Pawtucket went on strike against a proposal the restructure the class schedule for the coming year. It would go from seven 40-minute periods a day to six 53-minute classes. Students raised concerns about how this new extended schedule would affect seniors trying to complete additional course credits and students intending to work after school hours.
The strike, which was planned over the course of a week-and-a-half, resulted in an absence of about 43% of the student body.
The principal threatened to suspend the students involved, but the assistant superintendent was going to speak with him about letting the students off with a warning.
The student leaders of the strike encouraged their peers to return to classes following the demonstration.
Featured Image: 1974 Tolman High School Yearbook, Cover