by Jeremy Fox and Aimee Ortiz

Boston public school students are participating in a walkout Monday and a demonstration at the State House as part of a national protest against proposed budget cuts here and in several other cities.

The walkout began at about 11:30 a.m. At Boston Latin Academy, more than 100 students gathed at the corner of Quincy and Warren streets, packing an MBTA bus headed toward the State House as they sought to convey their worries about how spending reductions could affect their education.