A labor union for the Sacramento City Unified School District will picket Thursday's school board meeting .
The labor union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is protesting the school board's decision to cut home-to-school transportation next year. Funding will be provided for school buses under the governor's May Revise Budget, but the school district is choosing to spend the money in other areas, according to a press release.
“The school board is well-aware that children may suffer dire consequences if there is no home-to-school transportation next year,” the press release quoted Karla Faucett, SEIU Local 1021 Vice President for Sacramento City Unified School District chapter, as saying. “Yet, it has chosen to allocate these monies for other purposes. The school board owes the community an explanation on where these monies are being spent.”
The protest will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, in advance of the 6:30 p.m. school board meeting.
The meeting will be held at the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave.