Benicia Herald: 20% reserve, no raises? BUSD Teachers protest

By Keri Luiz, Assistant Editor

Approximately 70 teachers and certified staff showed up at Thursday’s meeting of the Benicia Unified School District Board of Trustees sporting bright-red T-shirts with the same message: on the front they said “BUSD Reserves,” and on the back, “Built on the backs of students and staff.”

“The T-shirts are to represent the fact that the district has a pretty large reserve, approximately 20 percent right now, and we feel that it has been built on concessions that the teachers have given the last round of bargaining with some ongoing money, and we want some of it back,” said Jeff Jones, vice president of the Benicia Teachers Association and a Benicia Middle School math teacher.

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