Santa Ana Educators’ Association calls for a “Day of Action”

Sunday’s state layoff notification deadline has prompted school districts all over Orange County to issue layoff notices. “Hit hardest is Santa Ana Unified, the county’s largest district where $56 million in cuts prompted board members Tuesday to issue layoff notices to 530 certificated staff – including 345 classroom teachers,” according to the O.C. Register.

The Santa Ana Educators’ Association has reacted by announcing “Pink Friday,” a “Day of Action” set for this Friday, March 13.  Here is the information from their event flier:

What is Pink Friday?

California’s public schools and colleges 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. Class size reduction in grades 1-3, and 9 may be a thing of the past in Santa Ana USD. 

March 13 is the deadline for school districts to issue preliminary pink slips to California’s teachers. Last year, more than 10,000 teachers got pink slips and nearly 5,000 lost their jobs.

And this year is much worse – 581 SAUSD have been selected to receive RIF notices!

What You Can Do

Wear pink on Friday, March 13 to show your support for public schools, students and educators. By wearing PINK we are showing parents that we support our 581 RIF’d teachers. Nothing pink?

Ask your Site Representative for a PINK Scarf.

Attend an event at a school near you on March 13, 2009, from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM.  See graphic below for your Target School.

  • Carpooling Recommended
  • Breakfast Snacks Provided
  • Rally Signs Provided

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