Tuesday, October 05, 2010


BY Jason Song and Howard Blume, LA Times LA Now blog | http://lat.ms/bT5soc

October 5, 2010 |  4:51 pm -- The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved what would be a landmark settlement that radically departs from the traditional practice of laying off teachers strictly on the basis of seniority. The agreement would cap the number of those dismissals at virtually all schools in the nation's second largest district.

The legal pact, approved after a lengthy closed session, also would eliminate layoffs at 45 new or struggling schools, many of which have disruptive turnover rates from layoffs.

The proposed settlement, which requires approval by a judge, lays out one of the most sweeping reforms to teacher layoffs in the nation's school districts, which generally follow a "last hired, first fired" approach.


Photo: Marshall Tuck, right, chief executive of the Partnership for L.A. Schools, smiles as ACLU Chief Counsel Mark D. Rosenbaum announces the landmark lawsuit settlement at a news conference Wednesday at L.A. Unified headquarters. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Additional Coverage

from Google News


LAUSD officials OK settlement that could end seniority-based layoffs

Contra Costa Times - Connie Llanos - ‎51 minutes ago‎

After months of negotiations, Los Angeles Unified officials unanimously approved a landmark legal settlement Tuesday that ...

Settlement limits LA teachers' seniority protection

Los Angeles Times - Jason Song, Howard Blume - ‎1 hour ago‎

Rather, layoffs based on seniority would be distributed evenly among district schools. No school would lose a disproportionate number of instructors. ...

Lawsuit changes LAUSD teacher terminations

abc7.com - ‎2 hours ago‎

After hours of tense negotiations, there was a celebration at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Tuesday afternoon for the American Civil ...

LAUSD settlement to change teacher layoffs

89.3 KPCC - ‎2 hours ago‎

But all schools in the Los Angeles district and it does that by mandating that no school can suffer teacher layoffs greater than the district average," ...

LA schools, ACLU reach agreement on layoffs

Fresno Bee - ‎3 hours ago‎

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday approved a settlement that would stop layoffs that disproportionately affect struggling schools. ...

LA schools, ACLU reach agreement on layoffs

San Jose Mercury News - Raquel Maria Dillon - ‎3 hours ago‎

The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a proposed settlement that would cap teacher layoffs at LAUSD schools at the district-wide average and end ...

No comments: