Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Issues Statement in Response to Strike Votes

Press release

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar issued the following statement in response to strike authorization votes by the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) and the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (SEIU):

“A strike will hurt our students, families, and employees. After nearly three years of interrupted learning due to COVID-related school closures, illness, and quarantines, it is heartbreaking that SCTA and SEIU union leadership is planning a strike that would hurt our students and cause unnecessary disruptions in our community. 

“This strike is hurtful to all of our families that have been waiting for their children’s school experience to get back to normal. Taking away students’ access to learning time and the support services that our schools provide is inappropriate. This is especially hurtful and harmful to our most vulnerable students who count on our schools as safe havens, and families who are unable to keep their children unsupervised at home.

“Our district remains committed to working through the current impasse process to reach agreement on COVID-related issues for the 2021-22 school year. We are also committed to continuing successor contract negotiations with SCTA and will continue working toward reaching an agreement that is in the long-term best interest of our students, staff, and community.” 

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