There are no adequate words to express the heroic work our frontline managers did during the strike, often with no direction or guidance from District leadership, as evidenced by this email from a member:
LAUSD school site administrators are asked to maintain school safety plans, attend trainings, update their Principal Portals, conduct trainings for teachers, and perform other operational duties throughout the school year. I was surprised when the District, facing a serious operational challenge in the form of a six-day work stoppage, failed to provide the school sites with any operational guidelines or updates. I repeatedly checked my District email and personal voicemail for information, not about contract negotiations, but simply about operational best practices as we worked in isolation, with skeleton crews, to keep our students safe.
And while we want to recognize the exemplary work of our members, it seems hollow to just effusively thank the thousands of you who were subjected to the worst possible working conditions