LAUSD, Teachers Union Reach Pact On Continued Distance Learning

With Los Angeles Unified campuses remaining largely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district and its teachers union have extended their labor agreement governing distance learning, with the pact including additional office hours and up to 30 more minutes of instruction time on Mondays.

According to the district and United Teachers Los Angeles, negotiations will resume in January over plans for “hybrid instruction” — a mix of in-person and online learning — if the pandemic eases to the point where select students are permitted to return to campuses.

“We are continuing to work through all of the details on how to provide the best possible education when students are able to return to campuses,” LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said Friday. “To put it mildly, this is not simple, as we have to balance the need for as much in-person instruction with protecting the health and safety of all in the school community in 1,400 schools with about 650,000 students and 75,000 employees all spread across 700 square miles.”Click here to read more: