Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 4th Statewide Day of Action

Have you heard? Schools around the state, and within MDUSD, will be recognizing the Statewide Day of Action, this Thursday , March 4th.

Here is some more information about the Statewide efforts:

Locally, I heard the Mt. Diablo School District schools will be having a "disaster drill' at each school at 8:30am.

From CVHS:
On March 4, 2010 the Clayton Valley High School community will START THE DAY FOR STUDENTS!

On March 4th please join CVHS students, teachers, staff and community members in the Statewide Day of Action in an effort to speak out about the painful effects cuts are having on students, schools and communities throughout California. In the last two years, $17 billion was cut from California schools and colleges and now students and schools are being threatened again. We can't let that happen!

We are asking you to join us and be a part of the campaign to fight for the resources our CVHS students deserve.

On Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 a.m. we will gather in front of the high school to send a message to Sacramento that education is essential to building a better California. Please consider joining other parents and community members in this important demonstration of support for our school.

There will be a district-wide "Disaster Drill" at 8:30am.

This "Disaster-Drill" will occur simultaneously at MDUSD schools to symbolize the disastrous conditions our students face as a result of the cuts to public education in California.

At CVHS there are ways to get involved too:

On Wednesday, March 3 in the afternoon and evening we will be working on posters in the C-Wing. Please consider joining us. Everyone is welcome.

If you prefer, make signs with your students at home. We do ask that all signs use appropriate and inoffensive language. Some examples of slogans include:

Public Education Cuts are a Disaster
State Cuts Threaten the Future of CVHS
Protect CVHS Students from the Budget Disaster
Budget Cuts = The Death of Quality Education


Finally the Mt. Diablo Education Association (MDEA) is organizing after-school demonstrations at the following locations:

Ygnacio Valley Rd and Oak Grove;
Treat and Clayton Rd; and
Monument and Contra Costa Blvd

MDEA has also posted links to flyers, information pdf documents and more. They call for the district wide disaster drill to be at 9am, so I do believe they are leaving it to the school sites for the most convenient times. I hope you'll join in somehow. Our voices need to be heard.

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