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Teacher’s union calls for LAUSD schools to remain closed with classes 100% online

After LAUSD campuses closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district began offering free meals to students via Grab & Go Food Centers like this one at San Fernando Senior High School, seen on April 20, 2020. United Teachers Los Angeles leaders are saying that conditions are not right for teachers and students to return to campuses this fall. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The board of directors and bargaining team for the union repres...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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UTLA doubles down on charter co-locations as LAUSD reopening, coronavirus budget deficits hang in balance

Lynda Davey, a 70-year-old teacher at Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, found herself getting shooed from outside A-list actress Kristen Bell’s house in Los Feliz by police on a hot Thursday, May 7, afternoon as she sat in her red Mazda. Davey was one of dozens of Los Angeles public school teachers union members demanding, via a honking car-caravan at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters and at homes of charter school leaders, a moratorium on campus-sharing agreements betwe...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for entire school year, says Superintendent

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a live-streamed COVID-19 update from his home on the first day back from spring break, where he discussed virtual graduations, grades and a distance learning agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The move came weeks after recommendations to close...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for remainder of school year, says Superintendent Beutner

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain shuttered for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a livestreamed coronavirus update from his home, where he also discussed graduations, grades and an agreement outlining terms of distance learning with teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles. “It’s be...
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Teachers union, LAUSD agree on distance-learning pact amid coronavirus closures

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing platforms, key demands made by UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl ahead of negotiations that began last Thursday. The deal will “prov...
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Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
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Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak

United Teachers Los Angeles officials demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a morning Facebook live address Thursday, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that teaching via live video-conferencing should be non-mandatory and that administrators should not join Zoom or other live classes, among other demands outlined in a letter to the district. “Our me...
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LA Unified, San Diego schools to close all campuses starting Monday to combat coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified school districts, the two largest districts in California, said they will close beginning on Monday, March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The announcement came after school officials deliberated their response to the coronavirus outbreak in a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency closed session meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. “California has now entered a critical new phase in the fig...
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LAUSD board discusses response to coronavirus outbreak in emergency meeting

Los Angeles Unified School District officials voted to discuss their response to the coronavirus outbreak in closed session, at a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. Board members said they will announce actions thereafter. On Thursday, United Teachers Los Angeles union leaders urged LAUSD leadership to shutter all district schools to help mitigate the swiftly spreading novel coronavirus outbreak, joining a chorus of similar cal...
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LAUSD discusses coronavirus in emergency meeting; announcement planned at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District officials deliberated their response to the coronavirus outbreak in a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency closed session meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. Executive officer of the board Jefferson Crain said district Superintendent Austin Beutner will be making a statement following the discussion at 10 a.m. On Thursday, United Teachers Los Angeles union leaders urged LAUSD leadership to shutter all district schools to help mit...
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LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to guidelines sent to school principals by Supt. Austin Beutner Wednesday. The guidelines requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings of “more people than you might find in a classroom,” including assemblies and school open houses. Athletic events can continue, but without spectators in attendance. Also included was a request that all studen...
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LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread, union officials say

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email sent by teachers union officials to district staff. The district — in consultation with L.A. County health officials — requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings, including assemblies and school open houses, wrote a message sent to union members Wednesday evening. Athletic events can continue, wrote the message from United Teach...
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West Valley board member faces two challengers in high-spending LAUSD election

Four seats are up for grabs on the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board this March 3 primary, in an election that could shift the balance of power on the largest elected school board in the country. The high stakes are apparent in outside spending dollar amounts from the two usual power players, teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles and the California Charter Schools Association. The latter is hoping to reshuffle a union majority block on the school board. One of such unio...
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End of the Decade: Superintendent turnover, labor unrest marked a tumultuous decade for LAUSD

Hundreds of other LAUSD teachers collect picket signs and other materials outside UTLA’s office as they prepare for a possible strike, in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018. UTLA will meet with LAUSD on Monday for one last negotiation to avert a strike. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Charter school supporters rally Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in front of LAUSD headquarters before the school board meets to consider a resolution calling for limits on charter growth as part of...
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LAUSD teachers protest handling of Valley campuses during Saddleridge fire

Third-grader Dawson Floyd said he had a rough time back at Van Gogh Charter School Monday, in the wake of the massive Saddleridge fire that left his family evacuated from their Granada Hills home and burned over 8,000 acres in the northwestern San Fernando Valley foothills. “I could hardly breath,” he said Tuesday after school, adding that he thought the air was worse inside classrooms than outside. “When I went to the library Monday, I couldn’t go inside because it was too smokey.” Behind him, ...
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LAUSD’s board has a new member. But no time to celebrate, as the campaign for a parcel tax marches on

By Taylor Swaak || LA School Report With Tuesday’s school board election delivering a decisive win for public education firebrand Jackie Goldberg, next month’s parcel tax vote is now center stage. L.A. Unified’s next election — less than three weeks away on June 4 — will ask residents within district boundaries to support Measure EE, a tax of 16 cents per square foot of developed property to raise about $500 million annually for the district. L.A. Unified is projecting insolvency in three years ...
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LAUSD board runoff election will bring new member to the panel

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Jackie Goldberg will look to rejoin the seven-member panel Tuesday when she faces former teacher and mayoral aide Heather Repenning in a runoff election. Goldberg and Repenning are vying for the Board of Education seat left vacant by the resignation of Ref Rodriguez, who stepped down last July after pleading guilty to conspiracy and other charges for laundering campaign donations from family and friends. In the March 5 primary...
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LAUSD’s dire finances could lead to state takeover in 3 years if parcel tax fails

Los Angeles Unified School District will run out of money in three years unless it makes drastic cuts in spending or voters pass a hefty parcel tax on the June 4 ballot, according to the district’s most recent budget. In the aftermath of a new contract for teachers to end a strike earlier this year, county education officials have warned they could step in to take control of the finances at the nation’s second largest school district if the forecast doesn’t improve. The financial situation is so...
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Anti-tax group’s case against LAUSD parcel tax will be heard 2 days after June 4 election

LOS ANGELES – A judge on Thursday outlined what issues she will consider during a June hearing on a petition by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s challenge to Measure EE, which would impose a parcel tax of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements on properties within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Jarvis petition, filed Tuesday, had asked that a judge halt the June 4 parcel tax election, or that the county be barred from certifying the results of the vote. During T...
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Fight over LAUSD parcel tax heats up as district defends ballot language, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. files lawsuit

Hoping to quell a recently arisen dispute over the ballot language of a parcel tax measure going before voters in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a resolution Tuesday affirming that the property tax levy would not include residential or commercial parking structures. Yet the move did little to appease groups opposing the measure — most notably the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to block the June 4 election on the matte...
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LAUSD wants property owners to give schools $500M a year, but can district spend it wisely?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
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As LAUSD parcel tax looms, can parents and advocates trust giant school system to be a ‘good steward’?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
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LA business groups gear up for an opposition campaign against LAUSD parcel tax on June 4th ballot

Members of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board cheerily wore yellow ‘YES on EE’ lapel pins at their meeting Tuesday and encouraged attendees to vote in favor of a parcel tax ballot initiative that would generate millions in local revenue to help ease the district’s financial woes, if passed on June 4 in a special election. High polling numbers in the wake of the January teachers strike lent the school board confidence to place Measure EE on the ballot, but their ability to secur...
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Ortiz concedes after close LAUSD election with Repenning, who’s set to face Goldberg in May runoff

Taylor Swaak | LA School Report There will be no recount in the L.A. Unified school board race. Huntington Park Councilwoman Graciela Ortíz, who narrowly missed a spot in the May runoff election by 31 votes, decided Wednesday not to challenge the March 5 primary results that the county certified last Friday. Her decision came hours before the deadline to request a recount in the Board District 5 race. In the May 14 runoff, Heather Repenning, a district parent and a former L.A. city official, wil...
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LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
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LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
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California needs to boost education spending, says LA City Council

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, right, offers doughnuts to teachers picketing in front of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the third day of the LAUSD strike by UTLA teachers. The City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to approve a resolution calling for the state to increase spending on education. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — A little over a month removed from a strike by the Los Angeles teachers ...
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