The Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Teachers` negotiating team got the deal late Sunday night after a marathon weekend trading session, UTLA reported on social media. Last week, UTLA said it rejected a PROPOSAL by LAUSD to order its teachers from virtually empty classrooms when the school year resumes the week of August 17. It is not clear how this was put in place in the new agreement. Although at home, Los Angeles students will have a predictable learning plan that will look like a normal school day when the fall semester begins in two weeks, as part of a preliminary agreement on the teaching rules that will be met by teachers and the district. The teachers` union intends to have the agreement voted on next week. The school board, which is also expected to approve the pact, is due to meet on Tuesday and could address the issue. “When LAUSD`s school campuses closed in March, educators, parents and students had to adapt to an emergency moment in a matter of days. This time, it was important to reconsider the challenges and take into account feedback from this experience – using information from a consultation with parents and members and feedback from members – which is reflected in this final agreement,” said Arlene Inouye, co-chair of the UTLA negotiating organization. An interim agreement between LAUSD and the teachers` agreement would offer students three to four hours of live lessons per day, but some parents expressed concern. (CBSLA) Another provision of the six-page agreement would limit a screen session for kindergarten children to a maximum of 45 minutes. Under the provisional agreement, headteachers appear to have some leeway in assigning tasks to non-teachers if they cannot or cannot perform their normal duties in the usual manner. The more structured minimum 30-hour week is the opposite of an April agreement, with no schedule and a minimum 20-hour week for teachers, although many have gone far beyond that. Similar agreements, which define the amount of online education online and the setting of consistent schedules for families, are being developed throughout the state and nation.
San Diego Unified announced last week an agreement with its teachers` union, as did Green Dot Public Schools, a syndicated charter school organization that operates 19 campuses in Los Angeles and Inglewood.