Hundreds protest classified employee layoffs & soccer field fiasco at SAUSD headquarters

“About 400 people descended on the Santa Ana Unified School District’s board meeting Tuesday to protest school cuts and rally against the displacement of a youth soccer league from a school’s fields,” according to the O.C. Register.

Half the protesters were there to speak out against the SAUSD layoffs of classified employees.  Many of them were recently rehired but others remain without work.

SAUSD Trustee John Palacio said all along that the district HAD the money to pay their classified employees and that the layoffs were unnecessary.  Now it looks like he was right.  One Trustee, Jose Hernandez, even voted to fire his own Aunt, who raised him!

The other group “was upset that six fields at Carr Intermediate that the league has used for the past 17 years were assigned by the district to the Boy Scouts’ newly independent soccer league. The district originally gave the California League six other fields at three different schools, which the league says is a huge blow to its program,” according to the O.C. Register.

Reportedly about 3,000 players were displaced by the SAUSD and replaced by about 300 Boy Scout soccer players.  Wow.  Can SAUSD Superintendent Jane Russo and her administration get anything right?

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