Budget, Enrollment is Down, so Let’s Strike

The Sacramento City Teachers Association is gearing up for a one-day strike in retaliation for the district’s attempt to stay solvent by laying off staff. Doug Johnson has the story on Fox40.com.

The Sacramento City Unified School District says on Thursday the school board will likely vote to eliminate 178 teacher and staff jobs.

“We’re facing a $35 million budget deficit. We’re at risk of state takeover,” district spokesman Alex Barrios said. “We have to reduce spending.”