LAUSD, Teachers Reach Deal On In-Person Assessments, Tutoring For Special Ed Students
While schools in Los Angeles County generally have to remain closed, there are a few exceptions — like supporting students who struggle the most with distance learning.
Now, the L.A. Unified School District and the teachers’ union have agreed on how to provide some in-person services to students on campus — including one-on-one tutoring, one-on-one assessments for students with special needs and students learning English, and some in-person adult education classes.
Under the agreements, which were signed Thursday, teachers cannot be forced to participate. Those who choose to — and their students — will have to get tested for COVID-19 first.
United Teachers Los Angeles had previously expressed concerns over the district’s safety plans, but in a Friday morning update, UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz announced the agreement:
“We are gratified that we could reach an agreement that supports our most vulnerable students and follows best practices to uphold the health and safety of our school communities."
More than 140 LAUSD schools have indicated they intend to provide some in-person services for students with special needs and English language learners.
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