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LA school board OKs teachers' contract that county criticized as 'not sustainable'

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously approved a contract with the teachers' union on Tuesday despite a warning from an oversight agency that the costs of it are "unsustainable."

Just before school board members voted, they received a report from the L.A. County Office of Education, which provides financial oversight for local school districts. While the agency stopped short of urging a rejection of the new contract, it did issue a warning, saying the district would have to submit a revised three-year budget plan that meets the county's parameters.

Under the new contract, the school system appears to be unable to meet

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