Substitute Availability Survey
Without prior notification or any consultation with UTLA, the district sent out a survey to substitutes this week asking about availability to work at certain designated sites for the remainder of the year. Those interested will be assigned to one of the District’s 100 Focus Schools to address the schools’ high number of unfilled day-to-day substitute assignments. The assignment will be to cover a day-to-day class or assist a teacher with other instructional activities.

Please note that this is a voluntary survey, and no one should be pressured to take it. There should be no punitive or disciplinary action taken on any substitute educator who decides to change their position to be assigned to one of these sites.

Furthermore, we are looking into possible violation (Article XIX, 3.0 – 3.3 (c) & 14.0) and pursuing a grievance on behalf of all substitutes.

Winter Break Acceleration Days
Administration is beginning to send out surveys about whether or not you will be participating in the acceleration days over Winter Break. UTLA officers are neither encouraging nor discouraging member participation. If you have any questions, talk to your principal for clarification and more information.