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Statement by Los Angeles Unified School District (09-08-22)

CONTACT: Shannon Haber
communications@lausd.net  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2022

Statement by Los Angeles Unified School District

 

This evening, Los Angeles Unified met with United Teachers Los Angeles to present the District’s salary, strategic staffing incentives and class size reduction proposals. These wage increases, retention bonuses and stipends represent an increase in compensation of more than 23% over the 3-year period from 2021-22 through 2023-24. Under the leadership of Superintendent Carvalho, the District recognizes the hard work and dedication of our employees and the need to compensate them fairly in the current economic environment. It’s the District’s desire to avoid protracted negotiations, and to keep the focus on student achievement.

 

These salary increases and retention bonuses are in addition to the 5% ongoing wage increase and $2500 stipend provided in the 2021-2022 school year and are inclusive of the following:

 

Salary Increases and Bonuses

2022-2023 School Year

  • 4% ongoing wage increase
  • 3% retention bonus
  • Additional $20,000 salary increase for nurses
  • Additional $3,000 increase for School Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers, PSA Counselors and other service providers
  • Additional $2,500 increase for Special Education Teachers
  • Additional $1,000 increase for Early Education Teachers

 

2023-2024 School Year

  • 4% ongoing wage increase
  • 3% retention bonus

 

Priority Schools Staffing Incentives (2022-2026)

  • $7,500 stipend for National Board Certified Teachers working in identified Priority Schools who agree to serve as Demonstration Teachers/Classrooms
  • Up to $6,000 per year in stipends for teachers working in identified Priority Schools who earn District microcredentials in Race & Equity, Equitable Grading, English Learners, Early Literacy and STEAM
  • $2,000 stipends for Mental Health support providers working in identified Priority Schools

 

Strategic Class Size Reduction (2022-2026)

  • Progressively reduce class size in identified Priority schools size during 4-year period to reach the following levels:
    • 1st grade – 15 students per class
    • 7th grade Math & English/Language Arts – 18 students per class
    • 9th grade English/Language Arts - 18 students per class
    • High School Algebra I – 18 students per class

 

Dual Language Program Staffing Incentives

  • Qualified Dual Language program teachers providing content instruction in the target language will receive up to $5,400 a year in additional Stipends
  • Dual language Program teachers earning a District Dual Language microcredential will earn an additional $1,000 per year

 

For the most up-to-date information, please follow Los Angeles Unified on Twitter at @laschools and @lausdsup, Instagram at @laschools and @lausdsup and Facebook at @laschools and @AlbertoMCarvalho1.

 

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