By CBSLA Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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If approved by the board and ratified by UTLA membership, the contract will be in effect through June 30, 2022.