UTLA files complaint against LAUSD over extra school days
United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing teachers in Los Angeles Unified, has filed an unfair practice charge over the district’s decision to add four optional days to the school year.
The union filed the charge Monday and said in a statement that LAUSD announced the additional days without notifying the union or giving the union a chance to bargain. The union alleges that’s a violation of the Educational Employment Relations Act.
In April, the district first announced the extra days, which were approved by its board.
“Educators are the ones in the classroom day to day, not Superintendent Carvalho, yet they are being left out of conversations on how to most effectively invest in student learning. … We strongly urge LAUSD to rectify this situation by withdrawing the additional days and bargaining in good faith, so that we can prioritize funding for the programs and initiatives proven to ensure student success,” Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of the union, said in a statement.