LAUSD abruptly canceled this week’s bargaining session, delaying the next session to February 15. This move is reflective of the district’s lack of urgency over the past 21 bargaining sessions. 

On February 7, Carvalho claimed that one of the district’s “highest priorities” is “expediting a fair resolution to ongoing contract negotiations.”

However, it’s clear that working collaboratively with educators on the urgent issues impacting our work is not the way the district wants to do business.

The cancelation follows last week’s session, where district officials once again showed up empty-handed. For almost ten months our expanded member bargaining team has repeatedly walked district officials through our proposals and told their stories of the struggles they face in LAUSD schools. Yet the district still has brought no meaningful proposals on critical issues like salaries, class size, staffing ratios, Special Education, the Black Student Achievement Plan, Community Schools, or the Master Plan. 

For almost ten months, LAUSD has refused to address pay and workload issues that make it difficult to recruit and retain educators, while withholding the real count of unfilled educator positions until January.