District Issues Post-Strike Statement

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The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following statement this afternoon after the conclusion of the one day teachers strike:

District Administrators and Board Members spent today visiting school sites meeting with and listening to our students, educators, staff and families. The message we heard from our community was clear—they do not want to be caught in the middle of a fight between leaders of the SCTA and District. While our community understands we have a $35 million budget deficit and are at risk of state takeover, they want all of us working on solutions to this problem, not on fighting with each other. We will be honoring Board President Jessie Ryan’s call for a “cease fire” agreement between the District and SCTA. We will focus on working together with a coalition of labor, business, community, and elected officials to avoid a state takeover and address our budget challenges.