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Update January 23, 2019

You may have heard the great news that Los Angeles Unified has reached a tentative agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). This new contract provides a 6% salary increase for educators, adds new supports to schools, and maintains the fiscal solvency of the school district.

The agreement must be approved by members of the teachers’ union and the board of education.

Schools will be open tomorrow to welcome all of our students and educators back to the classroom.

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Los Angeles Unified School District Agreement with UTLA

Issue Los Angeles Unified Offer Agreement
Salary Raises 6% increase

– 3% in 2017-18

– 3% in 2018-19

6% increase

– 3% in 2017-18

– 3% in 2018-19

Nurses 176 in Elementary Schools

(2019-20)

Increase in nursing services in every school

150 (2019-20)

150 (2020-21)

Librarians 43 in Middle Schools

(2019-20)

Increase in library services in every secondary schools

41 (2019-20)

41 (2020-21)

Counselors 86 in Comprehensive High Schools (2019-20) In Secondary Schools

17 (2019-20)

0 (2020-21)

60 (2021-22)

Class Size Reduction -2 in Middle Schools

-2 in High Schools

-4 in the 90 Highest Need Schools

(75 Elementary and 15 middle schools)

39 Max for Secondary Math and English Classes

No over 35 in Grades 4-6

In Grade 4-12

-1 in 2019-20

-1 in 2020-21

-2 in 2021-22

 

Investment in Nurses, Librarians, Counselors and Class Size Reduction $130 Million $175 Million (2019-21)

$228 Million (2021-22)

Los Angeles Unified and UTLA have also agreed to work together through joint committees that would provide recommendations on:

  • Charter co-location.
  • Pay equity across adult, early education, Regional Occupational Centers/Regional Occupational Program.
  • English Learner Master Plan including American Sign Language.
  • Green space on campuses.

UTLA Strike Takes Its Toll: January 17, 2019

These past three days have been incredibly challenging for families and the principals, school employees, and volunteers working tirelessly to ensure kids are safe and properly served.

The impact of the UTLA strike further puts a strain on the district’s finances. The gross revenue lost for the three days of is estimated at $69.1 million based on attendance numbers reported.

Below is a chart that outlines the numbers:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

January 14

January 15

January 16

Attendance

*156,774

*171,480

*132,411

Breakfast Served

100,718

109,998

68,366

Bus Ridership

8,608

7,837

7,104

ADA Revenue Lost

*$22.8 million

*$21.7 million

*$24.6 million

*Numbers available at the time of reporting. Attendance needs to be validated for K-12 students only.

The Mayor reports that negotiations have rebegun on January 17.

Resources available to families include extended programming at recreation centers and libraries and free transportation.

More information about resources and services can be found at LAMayor.org/StudentsAndFamilies and by dialing 311.

Para más información sobre recursos y servicios, visite la página LAMayor.org/EstudiantesyFamilias o llame al 311.

 

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