Last month, officials with the Sacramento City Unified School District sent pink slips to about 300 teachers. Like other districts around the state, they’re dealing with Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to cut education funding.
"In order to have a balanced budget next year, we’re going to have to cut more than $24 million."
District spokesperson Maria Lopez says the proposed cuts come at a time when the district is making a lot of progress with improved test scores.
"It would be really heart breaking to our students and to the dedicated staff that have worked so hard to face what amounts to a perilous situation for our progress."
Governor Schwarzenegger is proposing to cut 10%…or $4.4 billion…in state education funding next year. The governor says 10%, across-the-board cuts, in all state departments, are the fairest approach.
Monday’s meeting is from 4:30 to 6 PM in the California Middle School Auditorium on Vallejo Way.