HAYWARD -- A crowd of more than 200 parents, students and school staff jammed a board meeting Wednesday night in a show of support for seven principals slated for removal.

Some brought signs, others banners, and one woman had large sheets of poster paper pulled over her body, resembling an old-time sandwich board.

The general sentiment was that the principals were doing a good job and the board did not hear from those directly affected before making a decision earlier this month.

There was a shred of opposition, with two people loudly booing each time Hayward High's principal was mentioned, and a speaker urging that the change is needed at Schafer Park Elementary.

Board members told the crowd that they will reflect on the remarks and take them into consideration. Superintendent Donald Evans said, "We have heard you loud and clear."

Trustee Lisa Brunner said Thursday that she will be speaking to Evans regarding their next steps. Pink slips can be rescinded up until May 15.