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Head's Up Parents - Here's What You Need to Know for LA Teachers' Strike



    What Parents Need to Know About LAUSD Teacher Strike

    With the teachers' union announcing a strike against LAUSD going ahead Monday, Lolita Lopez provides answers to questions parents may have about sending their children to school. (Published Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The last time the teachers held a strike was 30 years ago.

    • The LAUSD is the country's second largest school district with more than 600,000 students.

    • The two sides have been negotiating for nearly two years without coming close to a resolution.

    Teachers at 1,000 schools across Los Angeles went on strike on Monday amid a labor contract dispute between the school district and United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents the teachers.

    The LAUSD has put together a Family Resource Guide on what to know to prepare and keep informed if the strike were to happen.

    Below are key tips for parents:

    • LAUSD schools will remain open;
    • School hours will remain the same;
    • Morning and after-school program hours will remain the same; 
    • School meals will continue to be served;
    • Students will be expected to attend school;
    • Absences will not be excused and will be counted against the student;
    • Parents will be notified of any schedule changes, if they occur;
    • Instruction will be provided by limited staff and substitutes.
    • The county rec department has expanded its snack program.

    Former LAUSD Teacher, Board Member Talks Strike

    [LA] Former LAUSD Teacher, Board Member Talks Strike

    David Tokofsky, former LAUSD teacher and board member, joins Kathy Vara and Jonathan Gonzalez to talk about the looming strike on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2019.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019)

    For those who want to volunteer, you can get more information here. For more information, visit www.LAUSD.net.

    Parents with more specific questions are encouraged to contact their local school.

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