Ghysels, Barsi cycling to Sacramento


Maurice Ghysels and Bruce Barsi are making known their feelings about state budget cuts to education through a unique form of protest: Starting this weekend, the two are biking to Sacramento to deliver a message in person to the governor.

Ghysels, superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, and Barsi, board president of the Community Health Awareness Council, will begin the 126-mile ride to Sacramento on Saturday, June 14, to hand over a letter expressing their frustration with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's most recent budget proposal.

Although no final budget decision will be made until this summer, the school district currently faces $434,000 in budget cuts, and administrators fear that number could grow.

Ghysels and Barsi, who bike together on the weekends, will begin their ride at 6 a.m. next Saturday at Castro Elementary School.

— Casey Weiss


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Posted by GSB
a resident of Castro City
on Jun 14, 2008 at 10:04 am

Barsi is my hero!

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