The Color Pink -Students and Parents Wear Pink to Support Pink Slipped Teachers and Staff
Concerned students and parents protested the pink slip at each of the three Arcadia schools to express their concern over the state budget crisis and its effect on AUSD local schools. Each school in Arcadia Unified School District will feel the effects of the budget crisis as 105 teachers and staff received notification that their positions may be cut for in the 2011-2012 school year.
Parents and students participated in “Wear Pink Day” on March 15, by passing out flyers and holding signs on the sidewalks during drop off and pickup at area middle and elementary schools. The goal is to educate more parents and community members about the crisis Arcadia schools face as a direct result of budget cuts and how parents can show their support of Arcadia schools by donating to the Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF). 100 students at each middle school wore wear pink shirts with “AEF $upport$ Our Schools” to help spread the message.
Additionally high school and middle school students plan to attend the Arcadia City Council meeting on March 15 to further publicize the need to support Arcadia public schools during this state budget crisis.
At Highland Oaks at 8 am Tuesday, scores of parents participated in support of the teachers who received layoff notices: There are seven at Highland Oaks who stand to lose their positions.
The parents asked everyone to support the Arcadia Educational Foundation with donations of any amount to counter the exprected losses.
Arcadia Educational Foundation was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit organization and is operated by community volunteers in order to provide funding to enhance Arcadia Unified School District programs. AEF works in partnership with AUSD to identify high value funding opportunities in need of support and provides funding directly to the District to support those activities.
For more information on the Arcadia Educational Foundation:
Arcadia Educational Foundation
PO Box 660009
Arcadia, CA 91066-0009