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Tami Abdollah / KPCC - The playground at Loyola Village Elementary School.
12:09 p.m. | L.A. Unified officials said today it will end this school year three days earlier after an arbitrator ruled the district could impose up to five furlough days on teachers.
The district will send out a letter to parents today that details the scheduling change depending on the calendar the school is on.
"We regret having to reduce the number of instructional days, but with our continuing loss of State financial support, we believe it is necessary," wrote LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy in the letter.
"I am relieved that the upcoming reduced instructional time for this school year is three days rather than the five days of last year. The savings that result from these reduced instructional days will help us retain more teachers and staff to serve your children."
Below are the letters in English and in Spanish:Reduced Instr Year - Ltr. to Parents 11-12 4-27-12 Reduced Inst Year - Ltr to Parents_spn 4.27.12