On Thursday, the LAUSD board voted unanimously on a tentative deal with the teachers union (UTLA) to reopen elementary schools in mid-April and middle and high schools in late April. Rank-and-file teachers are to vote on the plan next week.
The tentative agreement says pre-schoolers would be able to return for a full day of in-person instruction. Elementary students would be able to return for half-days, using a hybrid of in-person plus remote learning. Middle and high school students would return to classrooms but take online courses there, and in-person instruction would happen only when seeing their advisors.
KCRW talks with Mark Gozonsky, a high school English teacher in downtown LA, and Ghazal Yashouafar, an attorney and parent of three kids who are in seventh grade, fifth grade, and second grade.