LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAUSD students who are in quarantine will still have access to live, online instruction under a new agreement between the district and the teacher’s union.
The tentative agreement reached Wednesday will provide a “Continuity of Learning” for students who are unable to be in class due to COVID-19 quarantine or a wildfire-related school closure.READ MORE: Burbank Vigil Planned For Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Killed On Movie Set
According to the deal, teachers will continue to instruct students who must be at home via Zoom. In turn, teachers will get a 5% pay bump, a one-time $2,000 instructional stipend for provision of additional services, and a one-time $500 technology stipend. The deal also gives school nurses a $5,000, 3-year retention incentive.READ MORE: Walker Buehler To Pitch As Dodgers Again Seek To Avoid Elimination
The deal still needs to be ratified by the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
“This agreement demonstrates our continued partnership amidst this unprecedented pandemic,” a joint statement from board President Kelly Gonez and interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly said.MORE NEWS: Rain Expected Sunday Night Into Monday In Southland
If approved by the board and ratified by UTLA membership, the contract will be in effect through June 30, 2022.