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February 24, 2003

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SACRAMENTO – Students from the Peninsula area are getting on board, literally, to try to protect their schools from drastic budget cuts, proposed by the Davis Administration.

The high school students plan to board buses, trains, and automobiles to travel to Sacramento, where they will stage a massive rally on the stairs of the State Capitol. Students are protesting the loss of $126M from Basic Aid School Districts.

More than 1,000 students and their parents are expected to attend the rally on Tuesday, February 25, 2003.  Scheduled events include drama, dance, and cheerleading productions; member visits; and featured speakers.

Teens participating in the demonstration represent the following Bay Area and Peninsula high schools: Mountain View, Los Altos, Gunn, Palo Alto, Homestead, Cupertino, Monte Vista, Fremont, Lynbrook, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Carlmont, Sequoia, Belmont, Bellarmine, Menlo/Atherton, and San Mateo.

Who: More than 1,000 Peninsula-area high school students and parents

What: Organized rally to protest proposed state cuts in education

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2003, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: South Steps, State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca.


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