L.A. schools would close if union workers go on massive three-day strike, Supt. Carvalho says

Los Angeles public schools would probably shut down in the event of a planned three-day, simultaneous strike by unions representing 65,000 workers, including teachers and support staff, as the walkout would be too much to overcome and student safety could not be ensured in the nation’s second-largest school district, Supt. Alberto Carvalho announced Monday night.

“If this strike does occur, despite our best efforts to avoid it, due to the anticipated lack of both teachers and school staff, it is likely we would have to close schools — without virtual education — until the strike ends,” Carvalho said in an email to families. “We would simply have no way of ensuring a safe and secure environment where teaching can take place. We will give you as much advance notice as possible, but we encourage you to begin discussions with your employer, child care providers and others now.”

In a separate email to employees he conveyed much the same message, adding that preparations for out-of-school support and learning would be made. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-03-13/lausd-to-schools-to-close-if-unions-go-on-three-day-strike?utm_id=89832&sfmc_id=2420175