United Teachers Los Angeles come to an agreement on a tentative path to re-open schools in the second largest district of the country.
Students in Los Angeles will now be returning to the in-person class by mid-April, under the agreement that was struck on Tuesday evening.
According to the New York Times, the Los Angeles school board and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) members still need to ratify the agreement.
“The right way to reopen schools must include the highest standard of Covid safety in schools, continued reduction of the virus in the communities we serve, and access to vaccinations for school staff,” city and union leaders said in a joint statement.
According to the deal, teachers will be given priority access to the vaccines.
The agreement gives students about two months of in-person instruction, according to the district’s official calendar which ends on June 11, 2021.