“We are pleased to reach an agreement on extending the distance education agreement, which our students need right now,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, President of UTLA. “In the face of the upheavals we all face, educators, students and families need stability, and our negotiating team has worked 24-7 to meet this need.” Post questions about the chat! In today`s segment, the co-chair of the negotiating team, Arlene Inouye, is informed of last night`s agreement on the extension of distance learning. Updates to the new classifications directive and the requirement for a blockage for January to disrupt the survival of the virus and save lives. The new agreement provides for an additional 20 to 30 minutes of classes on Mondays for students in grades 1 to 12. In addition, one hour per month — 15 minutes per Monday — is added for professional development or department meetings, and an additional 30 minutes of office time from Tuesday to Friday for meetings with students and families. www.utla.net/…/unions-teachers-nurses-grocery-and-h. In the meantime, however, the courses remain online. The contract announced on Friday largely reflects the one already in effect for the autumn, but it was due to expire at the end of the year. The new contract is valid until June 30 or until the school campus reopens.
According to the District and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), negotiations on “hybrid” teaching plans — a mix of personal and e-learning — will resume in January, when the pandemic decreases to allow selected students to return to campus. Coalition calls for “Circuit Breaker” to urgently eliminate the spread of COVID-19, save lives and support workers – www.utla.net/…/la-coalition-demands-circuit-breaker… With Unified`s Los Angeles campuses largely shut down due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the district and its teachers` union on Friday extended their distance education employment contract, with the pact providing for extra office hours and up to 30 minutes of classes on Monday. The extension of the distance education agreement includes: UTLA and LAUSD have agreed to extend the terms of the current distance learning agreement, with some adjustments to support cooperation with students and parents, with a priority of consistency and stability in the midst of a rising pandemic. Tune in 14:30 pm for a special Facebook live with UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz and UTLA Bargaining Team Chair Arlene Inouye. Members of the UTLA negotiating team are available on the chat to answer questions #WeArePublicSchools #WeRiseTogetherLA.