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LAUSD, teachers' union reach tentative deal

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers' union struck a tentative deal about teaching policy and school direction.

November 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers' union struck a tentative deal about teaching policy and school direction.

The new deal gives more authority to teachers, principals and parents in determining policies at their schools.

Also under the tentative deal, individual schools would have the right to reject principals and teachers sent to them on a must-place basis by the district. They would also have the right to waive aspects of the collective bargaining agreement and some district policies.

The deal still needs to be ratified by members of the union.

The labor contract expired July1, but teachers have been working under the terms of the previous agreement.

United Teachers Los Angeles teachers are expected to vote on the agreement Dec. 12.

The Associated Press and the City News Service contributed to this report.