Thursday, May 24, 2012

Community and Education Leaders Call for a Solution to Lay-off Crisis at San Diego Unified School District


Amid continued budget challenges, both sides must re-commit to finding best solution for students and teachers

Community leaders will join Lorena Gonzalez to discuss the teacher layoff crisis facing San Diego Unified School District. As our schools face the dire prospect of losing one-in-five teachers next year and crippling cuts to nursing, custodial, bus and other vital support services, all parties must take another look at resolving this crisis.

Leaders will call on both the school district and teachers to overcome the current impasse and begin talking with a renewed commitment to providing the best possible education to our students in dire economic times. In the face of this funding crisis, we must come together and continue a productive dialogue in order to find solutions, while respecting our teachers and giving our students the best we can.

Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO, San Diego Labor Council; David Valladolid, Parent Institute for Quality Education; Cindy Marten, Principal, Central Elementary School in City Heights; Sandy Mattson, Parent Leader, McKinley Elementary School; Linda LeGerrette, Cesar Chavez Service Club; Philip Liburd, NAACP.  All will be available to speak with media.

Thursday, May 24, 2012                      
11:30 a.m.
United Labor Center, 3737 Camino del Rio Drive South, San Diego, CA 92108

Patrick Pierce
619-807-0850 Cell

San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
3737 Camino del Rio South, #403, San Diego, CA 92108
619-228-8101 Office
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