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“Regardless of where teaching is happening, we must focus on creating the conditions that students need to learn.”

By |2020-07-10T12:41:07-07:00July 10th, 2020|LACCD, LACOE, LAUSD, Media, Press Release, Press Releases, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Unless Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to dedicate additional funds to school districts to implement social distancing protocols, proper PPE for all, training, testing and other safety measures, it will be almost impossible for classroom instruction to safely resume in the fall.

An Open Letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Your casual decision to cut-back critical student services during a time of greatest need is out-of-touch and uninformed.

By |2020-07-01T18:06:48-07:00July 1st, 2020|LAUSD|

In this moment when the call for equity and justice is louder than ever in our communities, we are stunned by the indifference to the voices of essential workers displayed by the majority of the LAUSD Board. Your casual decision to cut-back critical student services during a time of greatest need is out-of-touch and uninformed.

We Did It: ESY Hours Reinstated for Paraprofessionals at LAUSD

By |2020-06-23T16:39:09-07:00June 23rd, 2020|LAUSD|

When LAUSD decided to cut hours from Special Education Assistants and other paraprofessionals working the summer session, Local 99 member leaders on our Labor Management Committee immediately spoke out. After taking the issue directly to the district, today LAUSD agreed to reinstate assignments from 2.5 hours back to 4 hours. Members who declined ESY assignments [...]

SEIU Local 99 Principles for ReOpening Our Schools We Demand Quality Schools for All – No Matter the Color of Your Skin, Where You Live or Where You Come From

By |2020-06-15T07:36:01-07:00June 10th, 2020|LACCD, LACOE, LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

As education workers, parents and members of the communities that we serve, we know that for people of color and children living in poverty, education is the pathway to opportunity in this country. But for far too long, inequities in our educational system have shortchanged our Black, Brown and immigrant children of an excellent [...]

Remote Learning Guidelines for LAUSD Paraprofessionals Agreement with the district includes Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants and other Paraprofessionals

By |2020-04-17T15:56:51-07:00April 17th, 2020|LAUSD|

Members on our SEIU Local 99 paraprofessionals team met with LAUSD to discuss the roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, special education assistants and other paraprofessionals in remote learning during the coronavirus school closures. We agreed on some guidelines and to continue to discuss issues as the program rolls out.

Classified Employees’ Voices Are Heard in School Closure Guidelines Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

By |2020-04-03T14:38:37-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Get Informed, LACOE, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

SEIU Local 99 was part of a partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom that also included teachers, school boards, superintendents and principals that worked together to set-up guidelines for how we will work together to ensure instruction, student services, and safety all continue during school closures. The state guidelines specifically say that “All pay and [...]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

By |2020-04-03T10:29:51-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("Act"). For California public agencies, including K-12 school districts and colleges, the Act includes two provisions that will immediately impact employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act [...]

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