LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The United Teachers of Los Angeles walked away from their jobs at the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday, starting the district's first strike in 30 years.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions as provided by LAUSD.
Should students attend school if there is a strike?
Yes. Students are expected to attend school every day. Schools will be open and students will participate in instructional programs.
Will school schedules change?
No. School hours, morning and afterschool programs, and meals will NOT change. The regular school schedule will be observed. In the unlikely event that any schedule changes do occur, you will be notified immediately.
Will schools continue to serve meals?
Yes. Food service will not change and each school will continue to provide regularly scheduled meals.
Will student learning take place during a strike?
Yes. Instruction will be provided by qualified L.A. Unified staff, which includes certificated and classified staff, qualified substitute employees, or reassigned administrators.
Is it safe to send my child to school?
Yes. Staff will supervise each campus to ensure student safety at all times.
For more information, you can call your local district superintendents:
Local District Northeast
Linda Del Cueto
firstname.lastname@example.org | (818) 252-5400
8401 Arleta Ave., Sun Valley, Ca 91352
Local District Northwest
email@example.com | (818) 654-3600
6621 Balboa Blvd., Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Local District West
Cheryl P. Hildreth
firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 914-2100
11380 W. Graham Place, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Local District East
José P. Huerta
email@example.com | (323) 224-3100
2151 N. Soto St., Los Angeles, CA 90032
Local District Central
Roberto Antonio Martinez
firstname.lastname@example.org | (213) 241-0126
333 S. Beaudry Ave., 11th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Local District South
email@example.com | (310) 354-3400
1208 Magnolia Ave., Gardena, CA 90247
See the full resource guide by LAUSD here.
Museums, zoos and other organizations are also offering free services for families affected by the LAUSD strike.
Here are the following places offering free services:
Los Angeles Animal Services is offering support for LAUSD families with an option for children ages 12 to 18 to be a volunteer. LAUSD students can head to any of the six shelters in the county and volunteer from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each shelter will take 10 volunteers per day.
The half-day session includes a supervised visit with an animal and learning how to care for an animal and its behavior.
Anyone interested in volunteering must reserve a spot in advance by calling the department at (213) 395-1163. You must provide the student's age, name and animal center where they want to volunteer.