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. «We have all learned from our experience in distance learning since March and have applied what we have learned to this agreement,» austin Beutner, principal of the L.A. school, and teachers union president Cecily Myart-Cruz said in a joint statement. «Our common goal is to provide students in our schools with the best possible education.» 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. 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. 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%. 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. 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 amid the coronavirus pandemic. 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 agreement would be in effect until December or until the campuses reopen. Negotiations on how to proceed with the re-opening of campuses are continuing. 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 important highlights of the TA: 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.