Friday, March 13 is the deadline for school districts to issue preliminary pink slips to California’s teachers. As of Wednesday, more than 26,000 teachers had received these preliminary notices.
Whether school districts throughout California are forced to reduce class-size, cut music, arts and sports programs, lay off teachers, classified employees and other staff, or eliminate basic supplies (like copy paper), this year’s budget cuts and bad economy are drastically hurting our schools and students.
“California’s public schools, colleges and universities are facing more than $11 billion in state budget cuts. These cuts are going to impact an entire generation of kids and alter public education for years to come.” – www.pinkfriday09.org
The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees voted 7-0 at the March 03, 2009 Board Meeting to cut 96 teachers. Pink slips were decided to be given to 96 full-time Turlock school teachers and 32 certified administrators. – “Turlock School Teachers and Administrators Getting Pink Slips”
School employees are not only wearing pink, but they are asking all education supporters to join them on Friday, March 13 and “Stand Up for Schools.”
It has been reported that some Turlock teachers, school staff, and supporters will be marching after school to show support while participating in Pink Friday 09.
David A. Sanchez, CTA President