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12/19/2011 04:21:33 PM PST - The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education unanimously approved Monday a landmark agreement that gives the district's individual campuses the freedom of charters, but also holds them accountable for how well students perform.
The board endorsed the deal during a special meeting Monday. Last week, the Los Angeles teachers union overwhelmingly approved the agreement with nearly 70 percent of the 19,500 members casting ballots in favor of the so-called School Stabilization and Empowerment Initiative.
The three-year agreement requires administrators and teachers at low-performing schools to draft improvement plans, but also gives other campuses the option of signing on.
UTLA Membership Approves 'Historic' Contract with LAUSD
From the LAUSD office of Communication
Published on 16 December , 2011 - Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy on December 15 expressed elation at the news that the membership of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). One of the key provisions of the agreement allows for a far greater degree of autonomy and power at individual school sites. Details here.