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. Another provision of the six-page agreement would limit a screen session for kindergarten children to a maximum of 45 minutes. LOS ANGELES – UTLA and LAUSD reached an interim agreement on Sunday evening that meets UTLA`s top priorities for protecting the health and safety of staff and students. Bridging the digital divide by “smart start” in the school year and promoting technology; Strengthening distance education in times of crisis to maintain the daily life of the school; Extending socio-emotional support during this period of trauma; and ensure the discretion and flexibility of educators by recognizing the unprecedented circumstances in which we live. 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. The agreement will then be submitted to the LAUSD School Board for a vote and a vote by UTLA members next week. If the agreement is ratified by UTLA members, it will remain in effect until December 31, 2020 or until students physically return to LAUSD schools for regular education. UTLA and LAUSD will continue to negotiate the conditions necessary for the physical reopening of schools. Some highlights of the TA: The Los Angeles District 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. In a briefing Monday morning, Beutner did not directly address the preliminary agreement.
However, he reiterated that the number of coronavirus cases in L.A. County and the test rate will determine when students will be able to return to campus. L.A. County currently has a positivity rate of 8.3%. After a troubled and uneven spring of distance education, Los Angeles schools will reopen in two weeks with a major reboot of home learning, including a structured schedule, mandatory attendance requirement and an increase in online time with teachers and counselors as part of an interim agreement between the teachers` union and the district. “This agreement is given by educators, students and parents. This agreement is not an end point – it is a start,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of UTLA. We need to invest more resources to create safe and healthy schools and build on this agreement, responding to the responses of educators, parents and students. LOS ANGELES (CBLA) – After weeks of negotiations, the country`s second-largest school district and its teachers have agreed on how to continue distance learning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.