NEW Los Angeles Unified School District UPDATE this week to support students and parents through #COVID19.
Superintendent Beutner announced that LAUSD will reopen school facilities once State and local health authorities deem it is safe and appropriate to do so. For this reason, the remainder of the school year will be completed in the current, remote fashion and they will hold summer school in a similar manner.
Meals: Since launching the 63 Grab and Go Food Centers on March 18th, LAUSD has provided more than 7 million meals to children and families. They are also partnering with Mayor Garcetti’s office and the City of LA to provide meals and snacks to children participating in targeted child care programs.
Childcare: Starting April 13, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department will provide free care 7 days a week for children between the ages of 6 and 14 at City recreation centers located near participating hospitals to accommodate essential hospital employees who are unable to have their children cared for at home.
Distance Learning: LAUSD reached an agreement late last week with UTLA to provide the flexibility and support educators need to work in these extraordinary circumstances. To date, approximately 51% of our teachers have completed additional professional development and training to support students during this transition to distance learning. This week, LAUSD is also sending every high school student headphones they can use while working online to help eliminate distractions.
Summer School and Credit Recovery: LAUSD plans to offer four-week blocks of study for students at all levels. The focus will be on literacy, fluency in math and critical thinking and we are exploring new and creative ways to make the learning fun and interesting. For those students who are a few credits short, we are working with our Community College partners to help students.
Grading Policy: Grades will be provided for students for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Consistent with state guidance, students can work to improve their grades, but will not penalize those who may not have access to technology or may be experiencing difficulties. No failing grades will be given.