Willits Unified Scool District staff, parents, and students are encouraged to wear pink to show support for teachers who will be pink slipped due to drastic budget cuts this year and next. We’ll have fewer staff, fewer programs, and activities for our 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.
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 could be much worse.
Please join us on Friday, March 13 and Stand Up for Schools. (Pink Friday March 13, 2009)
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were voicing our dismay on cuts for education with our governor. May 2008