A „smart start“ for the first two weeks of the school year, including the use of teaching time for passable sessions on technology that can be used in the classroom, and the involvement of students in deep socio-emotional learning in response to the trauma we all are going through. LOS ANGELES – UTLA and LAUSD reached an interim agreement late Sunday night that addresses UTLA`s top priorities for protecting the health and safety of staff and students; Bridging the digital divide by „smart start“ in the school year and promoting technology; Strengthening distance education in times of crisis to maintain the daily life of the school; Extending socio-emotional support during this period of trauma; and ensure the discretion and flexibility of educators by recognizing the unprecedented circumstances in which we live. 77% of members are convinced that they provide effective instructions or services. 91% of members work beyond contract periods to obtain solid distance learning for students. The key areas in which members need additional support: family engagement, the use of technology, helping students with PEIs, supporting English learners and supporting students` emotional social needs. The new agreement provides for an additional 20 to 30 minutes of instruction on Mondays for students in grades 1 to 12. In addition, one hour per month — 15 minutes per Monday — is added for professional development or department meetings, and an additional 30 minutes of office time from Tuesday to Friday for meetings with students and families. Voting on the preliminary agreement with LAUSD began this morning and will take place over three days on August 12, 13 and 14. By this morning, you should have received an email from Integrity Voting Systems with voting instructions and your personal identification number.
If you did not receive the voting email, employees received a letter this month from the county asking them to make an appointment for a COVID test provided by the district. This is not mandatory because of our remote page letter. All staff and students must finally be tested when schools reopen physically, but not there. However, all volunteer campus employees and students must now be tested in the child care provided by the district. People who visit a campus irregularly (less than every week) to retrieve materials do not yet need to be tested. Online engagement requires that you provide students with feedback to implement in a timely manner. The different video-lessons for synchronous learning would require this component.