UTLA and LAUSD are scheduled to resume negotiations in a last-ditch effort to achieve a contract everyone can live with, potentially avoiding about 30,000 teachers from walking off the job on January 10, 2019, significantly impacting over 480,000 students. Among UTLA’s list of demands is more money for teachers, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more nurses, librarians, counselors, and social workers. Families In Schools, (FIS) spoke recently with a diverse group of parents, all of […]

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Statement on Incoming LAUSD Superintendent

May 1, 2018 | Sandy Mendoza, Director of Advocacy, Families In Schools Families In Schools looks forward to working with newly appointed Superintendent Austin Beutner. ¬†We are eager to support efforts that ensure an equitable and quality education is accessible to all students. Parents need to feel confident that this Superintendent will listen to their concerns and collaborate with them in authentic ways that demonstrate he is a leader for all, not for some. We […]

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