Hundreds march in San Ysidro to support striking teachers
SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Hundreds of parents, students joined striking teachers at the headquarters of the San Ysidro School District Friday to protest salary reductions imposed this week by school officials.
Parents and students gathered at the individual schools in the district at 9:30 a.m. and marched to the district offices at 4350 Otay Mesa Road. By 11 a.m., more than 200 people, many carrying strike signs and wearing red T-shirts, were marching in a circle around the building.
District teachers went out on strike Tuesday after union members rejected an offer to raise pay by 1.5 percent, while adding one day to the school year and an additional five minutes to each school day.
All district schools have remained open during the strike, using substitute teachers, but some parents have kept student home since Tuesday.