We continue to be in regular contact with LAUSD officials and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, advocating for state support so that LAUSD is not financially penalized for this unprecedented natural disaster. We know there are many pending areas of concern, including how to handle the major disruption to final exams and elementary reports cards.
All schools in the San Fernando Valley and 17 schools affected by the Skirball fire will be closed Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8. This includes all schools in Local District Northeast, all schools in Local District Northwest, and 17 schools in Local District West.
Thousands, who attended our raucous rallies on November 16, stretched from Harbor City to North Hills displayed the positive spirit of public education while sending a serious message about what’s at stake if we don’t stop starving our schools and start supporting educators.
As we continue to fight for public education, connecting with our areas is vital to our strength. As a member, you can get information related to your specific area here through resources and news, or contact your UTLA area representative.