On the 6th day of the strike, The Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers of Los Angeles have reached a tentative agreement after negotiating overnight. The latest talks moderated by Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, brought UTLA and LAUSD leadership together over the weekend with both sides staying at the table until a new contract was hashed out.
The tentative agreement is said to address four key areas; a 6% salary increase, smaller class sizes, the hiring of support staff and accountability measures for charter schools. In light of the tentative agreement, teams are still engaged in talks to iron out specific language, and UTLA membership still has to approve the deal with a vote scheduled to take place later today. While the particular details of the agreement have not been released, if approved, teachers would return back to their classrooms as early as tomorrow ending the six-day-long strike.
Meetings are set to take place at schools sites this afternoon where teachers can become more familiar with the agreement before voting, wherein approval requires a majority vote.