LAUSD Strike Ends, Mayor Garcetti Announces Agreement Has Been Reached


With LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, by his side, Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement that an agreement has been reached. 

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Garcetti talked about the strike calling it "painful" saying it "had a cost," then adding that the strike helped in getting to an agreement between the key players. 

The contract must still be ratified by UTLA members but that approval is expected, the Daily News reports. Both teachers and students could be back in the classroom as soon as Wednesday morning. 

Beutner says teachers would get a 6 percent raise, not the 6.5 percent initially asked demanded. Also included in the deal are reduced class sizes, more nurse and counseling resources at local schools and tighter regulation of charter schools. 

Union members will vote on the agreement at school sites later in the day, where the LAUSD board must also approve the agreement. 

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