April 9, 2020

LA Unified, teachers’ union reach agreement over distance learning guidelines

By Michael Burke from EdSource April 9, 2020

Agreement allows teachers to create their own schedules and doesn’t require them to use live video.

Los Angeles teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and won’t be required to teach classes using live video platforms as part of a tentative agreement reached late Wednesday with the Los Angeles Unified School District on guidelines for delivering distance learning for the rest of the school year in California’s largest school district.

The district and the United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing tens of thousands of district teachers, reached the tentative agreement after days of marathon bargaining sessions, the union said Wednesday night. The district did not immediately return a request for comment or acknowledge the agreement publicly.

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