LAUSD staff scraps plan to extend 2021-22 school year by two weeks

One day ahead of a board discussion on the issue, Los Angeles Unified School District officials have scrapped a proposal to extend the 2021-22 school year by as much as two weeks, citing a lack of support among teachers, administrators and other stakeholders.

According to a staff report released Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, a survey conducted in late April found 75% of teachers and 62% of administrators calling for no change to the 2021-22 instructional calendar.

Given such lack of support for a change, staff will ask the board on Tuesday to approve a traditional 180-day instructional calendar for the coming school year. The proposed calendar would be “coupled with a needs-based funding formula that will give additional dollars to schools for the purpose of extending student instructional time and adding time for teacher professional development.” Click here to read more: