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Tentative agreement reached on safe return

We are proud to announce that LAUSD has agreed to all three safety criteria voted by an overwhelming majority of UTLA members (91% yes) as the necessary conditions for a safe return to in-person teaching and learning.

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91% YES: UTLA members overwhelmingly unite behind a safe return

LOS ANGELES — UTLA members have voted overwhelmingly to resist a premature and unsafe physical return to school sites. Over five days of voting March 1 through 5 conducted by Integrity Voting Systems, 24,580 ballots were cast, with 91% Yes ballots (22,480) and 9% No (2,100).

Statement
UTLA Statement on AB/SB86, vaccines and member vote

From Washington DC to Sacramento to LA, the failure by our elected officials to get this deadly pandemic under control has brought COVID-19 to our doorstep. LA is the epicenter of both the virus infection rates and the return-to-school debate.

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Statement in Response to Pressure for an Unsafe Return to Schools

LOS ANGELES — Let’s be clear: the pressure building to return to schools is political. It is not science. Returning to schools without proper health and safety protections will expose our children and our educators to COVID-19, putting families at risk of illness and death.

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UTLA Statement on new CDC guidelines for returning to in-person instruction

We applaud the CDC’s efforts for a national strategy to return to in-person instruction, but the new guidelines released on February 12 do not do enough to address the specific challenges of large urban school districts like LAUSD. And most troubling is that it does not require vaccinations for school staff, six-foot distancing in all schools, nor improved ventilation as a key mitigation measure.