LAUSD to start staffing up for new school year as part of recovery plan

As part of the plan to help students recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified school board this week authorized district staff to go ahead and hire up to 3,030 new employees for the summer and new school year — estimated to cost the district $330 million — though the board won’t adopt the 2021-22 budget until next month.

The unanimous vote, taken Tuesday, May 25, allows the district to start filling up to 1,785 certificated positions and 1,245 classified positions, which is half the number of such new positions it ultimately plans to add to its payroll for the upcoming school year.

District staff had requested the board authorize 50% of the hirings now rather than wait until the budget is adopted in late June so that they’ll have time to recruit and hire people before the start of fall semester. Click here to read more: