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Hundreds of parents and teachers rallied outside Monday night’s Sweetwater Union High School District board meeting, expressing their anger about the layoffs their school district is facing.
Sweetwater Union board meetings have become volatile since some board members were criminally charged for using their positions for personal gain. On Monday night, there were at least three Chula Vista police officers outside the meeting and four security guards inside.
Though there was not enough room for everyone inside the meeting, those standing outside made sure their voices were heard. Some had megaphones.
The district is facing a $27 million deficit. At issue Monday evening was a controversial vote to lay off about 200 teachers.