The “Ed News” knows that all its readers are not connected to LAUSD. However, the fact that the district and UTLA reached a tentative labor agreement late on Friday, subject to ratification by the board and the teachers, should be BIG news to most of you. Therefore, The Chief Commissar of Current Events decided to put out this brief, special, extra edition to cover this late-breaking and highly significant story. Look for the next, full, regular edition of the “Ed News” on Tuesday.
The pact includes 10 unpaid days for teachers and reduces the school year by 5 days but averts most of the lay-offs that had been in the offing for the next school year. Today’s L.A. Times covered the story in detail: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lausd-union-20120609,0,317275.story The L.A. Daily News had this to say: http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_20820773/los-angeles-unified-utla-reach-tentative-deal-2012 UTLA has several items related to the story on its website (http://www.utla.net/) including the full text of the agreement (9 pages): http://www.utla.net/system/files/agmt_june82012.pdf
and a two page summary of it: http://www.utla.net/system/files/TASummaryFINAL.pdf as well as some other items.
Dave Alpert (’71)