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Most LAUSD Students Did Not Go To School On Monday

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Magaly, Delilah, and Natalie's show up to support their father, a teacher at Roosevelt Highschool. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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The Los Angeles School District says it lost millions on Monday when 30,000 teachers went on strike. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said the district's net loss in funding was approximately $15 million -- $25 million in lost attendance revenue minus $10 million in UTLA members' wages.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Beutner said the district did not have plans to negotiate.

School attendance was down significantly yesterday on the first day of the strike. Attendance was logged at 141,631 students, or roughly one-third of average daily attendance.

If you need a breakdown of the broken-down contract talks that led teachers in the nation's second-largest school district to the picket lines, see our strike timeline. And if you're a parent, here is our survival guide in English and Spanish.

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IMAGES FROM THE STRIKE

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Teachers and community members wrap the day picketing outside of Roosevelt Highschool. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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John C. Fremont physical education teacher Nancie Walent at the Rally outside of LAUSD. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Teachers and Students Show up in the rain to Support the LAUSD teachers Strike. (Chava Sanchez For Laist/Chava Sanchez for LAIST)

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Teachers and Students Show up in the rain to Support the LAUSD teachers Strike. (Chava Sanchez For Laist/Chava Sanchez for LAIST)

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UTLA members and supports rally at Grand Park on Day 1 of the LAUSD strike on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Via Twitter courtesy @AlPastor66)