Sacramento City Unified Needs To Reject Budget Cuts To Student Services!
With more than $200 million in new revenue, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) needs to reject cuts to student services.
The Sacramento City Unified School Board will receive more than $124 million in federal COVID relief funds and an additional $100 million in Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget. SCUSD currently has $93 million in its reserve fund, the highest in SCUSD history!
With these dramatically improved finances, there is no justification for SCUSD to reduce services to students including: special education, mental health, counseling, music and arts, dual immersion, and other vital programs. If SCUSD can afford a pay increase for Superintendent Aguilar, there’s also no need to demand massive reductions to the take-home pay of teachers and support staff.
We urge the Board to reject Superintendent Aguilar’s proposed budget cuts and to protect services to all students.
This effort is co-sponsored by Sacramento City Teachers Association and SEIU Local 1021