Children blew bubbles throughout California Thursday as part of a number of rallies held throughout the state to bring attention to the impact on education due to many years of cuts.
A number of groups put together demonstrations Thursday, March 15 — the day California requires districts to send teachers preliminary notices that they may be laid off. The number of employees notified often differs from those who are laid off on May 15, the deadline to make such decisions. Teachers who are laid off could be asked back during the summer, when the state’s budget becomes clear. Since Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget relies on a tax package being supported by voters in November, local districts are conservatively budgeting for mid year cuts.