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LAUSD agrees to work day flexibility for teachers with child care issues

Teachers with child care issues could be getting some relief, as Los Angeles Unified issued districtwide guidance to administrators this week on providing flexibility to those who are, or should be, back to working in person but are seeking accommodations. Employees facing child care issues could continue working from home if they have no students signed up for in-person instruction in their classroom, according to a copy of the guidance, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News. Another...
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LAUSD Board of Education decides not to extend 2021-22 school year

Rather than mandate a longer academic year, schools in the Los Angeles Unified district will only be required to provide the typical 180 days of instruction for the 2021-22 year — although individual campuses will have the option to offer extra class or staff development time, the Board of Education decided on Tuesday, May 4. The board’s unanimous vote, based on a recommendation by district staff, came a day after LAUSD leaders scrapped a proposal by Superintendent Austin Beutner to tack on 10 m...
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LAUSD teachers oppose adding 10 days to school year, union says

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, right, and State Senator Henry Stern observe teacher Bruce Newborn at Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to the classroom for the first time in more than a year this week. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Students check in before entering Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unifi...
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UTLA president: LAUSD campus reopenings have generally gone well, ‘but the exhaustion is real’

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily M...
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LA schools chief Beutner will depart LAUSD when his contract runs out in June

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner has his temperature checked as he walks in the gates at Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner along with teachers and staff do Betty Plasencia Elementary School’s ch...
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Most LAUSD students won’t have to take Smarter Balanced standardized tests

For the second year in a row, most Los Angeles Unified students — with the exception of 11th graders — won’t be taking the Smarter Balanced standardized test that’s usually mandated by the state each spring. The decision reflects the district’s desire to maximize the remaining weeks of the school year on instructional time as students transition back to in-person learning, said Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, LAUSD’s chief academic officer. “Our focus right now is getting students back into school for ...
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Judge denies temporary restraining order against UTLA

A judge on Thursday, April 8, refused to issue a temporary restraining order directing the union representing teachers in Los Angeles Unified to stop “interfering” in the district’s efforts to reopen schools for in-person learning, according to court documents. The decision by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel is part of a case brought by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of four parents against LAUSD and United Teachers Los Angeles. The , filed last week, alleges that LAUSD — which ...
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Parents have had enough of schools’ reluctance to resume in-person teaching

Imagine reading a text message from your 11-year-old son in which he tells you he wants to die. Now imagine you’re heartsick, but not entirely surprised. After all, you’ve seen this coming. Your once-happy, healthy, active child has lately become sullen and depressed. Instead of going out and engaging socially with his friends, he sits in his room day and night surfing the Internet and playing violent computer games. He has angry outbursts toward his family, he’s gained considerable weight … and...
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LAUSD, UTLA sued by parents unhappy with school reopening efforts

Four parents frustrated by efforts made to date to reopen classrooms in the nation’s second-largest K-12 school system are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union. Their , filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that LAUSD breached its responsibility to act in the best interest of students by allowing the teachers union to dictate when schools should reopen. LAUSD, United Teachers Los Angeles and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz are named as ...
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LAUSD teachers ratify pandemic-era school reopening agreement with district

With a return-to-school agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and teachers union now fully ratified, plans appear to be solidifying to get students in the nation’s second-largest K-12 system back into classrooms next month. In fact, Superintendent Austin Beutner offered a bit more specificity on Sunday, March 21, when he announced during a town hall with several faith leaders that preschool and elementary students, as well as students with disabilities, would return starting ...
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Teachers union prefers parents to remain silent: Maryam Qudrat

I would have never imagined that as a result of speaking at the Los Angeles Unified School District school board meetings that so many voices would go unheard, and I would be racially categorized and my job threatened. I have been on the radar of United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing teachers in LAUSD, and now a target of intimidation. In my years as a contractor in Afghanistan where I was providing educational training for mostly women, I regularly experienced fear and scare tacti...
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UTLA head touts tentative school reopening agreement as a win for organized labor

The head of United Teachers Los Angeles touted the tentative agreement reached this week with the Los Angeles Unified School District — following protracted negotiations — as a win for organized labor and said the “gold standard” set in terms of expectations for school reopenings will serve as a national model for other unions still bargaining to safely return to campuses. “As educators, we should be proud that we used our collective voice and power as a union to stand up for our students and th...
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Some LAUSD parents welcome elementary reopening pact, but others criticize middle/high school plan

LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz watch a janitor change a MERV 13 HAVAC filter at Panorama High School in Panorama City on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 after a LAUSD-UTLA tentative agreement to reopen schools almost a year after closing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Panorama High School in Panorama City gets ready for students to return next month seen on Wednesday, Ma...
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LAUSD reaches tentative agreement with teachers union on timetable to reopen schools

Starting in mid-April, Los Angeles Unified’s youngest learners and students with disabilities would be able to return to campus for in-person instruction, while students in middle and high school could return for additional support services at the end of April, if a tentative agreement reached Tuesday, March 9, between the district and teachers union gets ratified. Specifically, students in preschools, elementary schools and students with disabilities would return to campus first in a hybrid sch...
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UTLA members ‘overwhelmingly’ vote to refuse to return to in-person work until all conditions met

Los Angeles Unified teachers and other school employees represented by the local teachers union drew a line in the sand this week by voting overwhelmingly to refuse to return for in-person work if officials make it mandatory before all three conditions the union has asked for to ensure schools reopen safely are met, the union announced Friday, March 5. Out of about 35,000 teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated staff represented by United Teachers Los Angeles, 24,5...
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Newsom’s school reopening deal puts teachers unions ahead of students

Like so much of the state’s COVID-19 response, the deal announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday to “reopen” the schools is just another concession to public employee unions dressed up in lengthy pages of dense rules. To be clear, the governor still has emergency powers and can order the schools reopened for in-person instruction. He’s not doing that. Instead, he reached an agreement with state lawmakers to send $4.6 billion in one-time state funding to school districts to be spent on anything n...
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Teachers who want to teach should consider ditching UTLA

Hypothetically, if members of a public employee union refuse to return to in-person work, can anybody do anything about it? Next week, this question may cease to be hypothetical in the Los Angeles Unified School District. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is asking its members to vote to refuse to return to in-person instruction, either full or hybrid, even if mandated to do so, until the union’s conditions are met. We’ll come back to the conditions, but first, a little bit of history. UTLA wen...
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LAUSD teachers’ union contemplating a refusal to return to in-person work

Faced with mounting pressure by some elected officials, parents and others who want schools to reopen, the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers announced Friday, Feb. 19, that its members will soon take a vote on whether they should refuse to return to campus if in-person instruction becomes mandatory. More than 900 chapter chairs voted on this question earlier this week, with 93% electing to “organize around a refusal to return for a full or hybrid physical reopening ...
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L.A. County supervisor asks Newsom to reopen K-6 classrooms as CDC says schools don’t need to wait for staff vaccination

On the same day the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued school reopening guidance that indicated it’s OK for classrooms to reopen before educators have been vaccinated, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to allow all elementary schools to open immediately. Those actions, taken Friday, Feb. 12, come amid campaigns, both locally and nationally, by a growing number of elected officials, parents, and healthcare professionals for stu...
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LA County supervisor asks Newsom to reopen K-6 classrooms; CDC says schools needn’t wait for staff vaccines

On the same day the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued school reopening guidance that indicated it’s OK for classrooms to reopen before educators have been vaccinated, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to allow all elementary schools to open immediately. Those actions, taken Friday, Feb. 12, come amid campaigns, both locally and nationally, by a growing number of elected officials, parents, and healthcare professionals for stu...
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Coalition urges LAUSD to ‘fund Black futures, not school police’

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A coalition of Black students, parents, teachers and community members called Thursday for the Los Angeles Unified School District board to put $25 million recently cut from the school police budget into campuses with the highest Black student enrollment, including those with higher rates of student arrests and lowest achievement levels. “We’re here today to talk about a proposal that the community has put together to reinvest this money...
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LAUSD officials say full school reopenings beyond their control; Buscaino ponders legal action

Even as Los Angeles Unified School District officials stress that certain factors impacting how soon they can reopen schools — such as the level of COVID-19 cases in the county — are beyond their control, one city councilman who wants to look at legal options to compel LAUSD to return students to classrooms insists there are actions the district could take to provide in-person instruction at least to its most vulnerable pupils now. And at least one school board member agrees. A day after L.A. Ci...
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LAUSD proposes extending school year by 10 days next year, UTLA head says

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District could end up going to school for up to 10 additional days next year if the district and teachers union agree to extend the academic calendar. “This week, LAUSD presented a new proposal to extend the 2021-2022 school year by 10 days — at full pay,” union President Cecily Myart-Cruz said Friday, Jan. 29, during her weekly update. “Our bargaining team and board of directors will be discussing the proposal, and any such extension would be voted on ...
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Reaction mixed on idea that LA County’s elementary schools can reopen within weeks

District officials throughout Los Angeles County offered up a mixture of guarded optimism and skepticism on Thursday, Jan. 28, in response to the idea that elementary schools may start to reopen in a few weeks if COVID-19 cases continue falling at its current pace. Despite remarks by county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer one day earlier that elementary classrooms could begin reopening within a month if everyone does their part to ensure coronavirus transmission rates keep dropping, the qu...
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Coronavirus: LAUSD officials say lack of clear reopening guidance from state hampering negotiations

With the deadline for applying for the state’s Safe Schools for All reopening grant a week away, Los Angeles Unified School District leaders are pressing state and county health officials for a clearer definition as to what constitutes a safe learning environment, saying the lack of consistent guidance is why the district and local teachers union have yet to reach an agreement on returning students to campus. One major hang-up has been over the proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration that...
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Negotiations continue between LAUSD, teachers union on hybrid learning

The teachers union and representatives for the Los Angeles Unified School District had yet to reach agreements on providing services to high-needs students and a hybrid instructional model as of the afternoon on Friday, Jan. 22 — two days before their self-imposed deadline for coming to terms on these issues. It’s unclear what the repercussions might be if the union and district are unable to reach agreements by Sunday, though the parties could mutually consent to extend the deadline. Even if ag...
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Medical teams feel heat as unbounded LA County hospitalizations climb to record 5,763

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Los Angeles County climbed to 5,763, another chilling record, on Friday, Dec. 18 punctuating the pandemic’s deadliest week. The medical-center logjam helped fuel Southern California’s intensive-care unit availability index, which remained at 0% for the record day on the state’s pandemic dashboard. Just since Monday, the county has reported more than 71,000 new cases. Friday’s 16,504 new cases brought the county’s total to 596,721 since the pandemic began. L.A. Cou...
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LAUSD teachers to provide more synchronous instruction, office hours next semester

In hopes of engaging more with Los Angeles Unified students and families during distance learning, teachers will provide an additional 20 to 30 minutes of synchronous instruction for grades 1 through 12 on Mondays and hold an extra 30 minutes of office hours Tuesday through Friday of each week starting next semester. The plan is part of a deal the district struck with the teachers union, which extends the distance learning agreement that the parties had reached last summer through June 30, or wh...
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Don’t expect LAUSD to reopen schools in January, board president says

Los Angeles Unified’s school board president believes that January is no longer a realistic timeframe for the nation’s second-largest school district to reopen schools, as record numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported and other districts across the country start to shut down schools once again or roll back their plans to reopen. “Do I think it’s going to happen? No, I don’t,” outgoing board President Richard Vladovic said when asked about the likelihood of a January reopening d...
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LAUSD reaches agreement with administrators group on hybrid learning

The Los Angeles Unified School District and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles have reached an agreement regarding how to bring students and staff back to campus for in-person instruction, one of several agreements the district has been negotiating with its employee groups. Although district officials have said they hope to see a general reopening of schools in January if possible, no plans have been firmed up, as the district continues to negotiate with the teachers union and other employ...
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