Police called to Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees
Teachers say Sweetwater reneged on health costs
Last Updated: 47 days ago
CHULA VISTA - 10News was there Monday night as police were called to a rowdy school board meeting in the South Bay.
Teachers, parents, counselors and South Bay residents loudly chanted inside the Sweetwater Union High School District meeting. Even as Chula Vista Police officers were brought in and demanded that the room be cleared, they did not back down.
Hours earlier,10News was there as hundreds of teachers and faculty in the district protested their rising health care costs before the meeting got underway.
The teachers said the district agreed to contribute $1,004 monthly per employee for health, dental vision and life insurance. But they said the district will now only contribute $749 per employee.
“With benefits going up and up and up, we have already been seeing a pay cut every single year in order to maintain health care for our families,” said Caryn Hoffman, a high school counselor.
The district told 10News: "… no one wins when the audience is unruly,” in response to the recess of the board meeting.
The district cited: "Persistent disruption by an individual or group shall be ground for the president to terminate the privilege of addressing the board."
Sweetwater is the same South Bay district that exploded into public view with some of its officials accused of taking bribes.
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