LOS ANGELES ( AP) ( UTLA) and LAUSD reached a preliminary agreement Sunday night that addresses UTLA`s top priorities of protecting the health and safety of staff and students. bridging the digital divide through a “smart start” of the school year and technological support; strengthen distance learning from crises in order to maintain the daily life of the school; the extension of social-emotional support during this period of trauma; and ensuring the discretion and flexibility of educators, in recognition of the unprecedented circumstances in which we live. The agreement will then be submitted to the LAUSD School Board for voting and voting by UTLA members next week. If the agreement is ratified by UTLA members, it will remain in force until December 31, 2020 or until students physically return to Lausdic schools to receive regular classes. UTLA and LAUSD will continue to negotiate the necessary conditions for the physical reopening of schools. Some important highlights of ta: Last week, UTLA said it rejected a proposal by LAUSD to have its teachers virtually teach empty classrooms if the school year continues into the week of August 17. It is not clear how this fits into the new agreement. School starts in Los Angeles in just a few weeks, and LAUSD has finally reached a preliminary agreement with the teachers` union on how to continue distance learning. A preliminary agreement between the LAUSD and the teachers` agreement would offer students three to four hours of live lessons per day, but some parents express concerns.

(CBSLA) “When LAUSD schools were closed in March, educators, parents and students had to adjust to an emergency passport for only a few days. This time it was important to reflect on the challenges and take into account the feedback from that experience – using information from a survey of parents and members and feedback from members – which is reflected in this final agreement,” said UTLA Bargaining Co-Chair Arlene Inouye. The deal is expected to be put to a vote by union members on Tuesday for the school board`s vote and next week. If approved, it will remain in effect until December 31 or until students are back on campus for personal instruction. The Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers Los Angeles bargaining team reached the deal late Sunday evening after a marathon session of negotiations over the weekend, UTLA reported on social media. At a briefing Monday morning, Beutner did not respond directly to the preliminary agreement. However, he reiterated that the number of coronavirus cases in L.A. County and the testing rate will determine when students can return to campus. = ===== === === === === === === == == == == == == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =