MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

MONICA GARCIA, PRESIDENT TAMAR GALATZAN BENNETT KAYSER MARGUERITE POINDEXTER LAMOTTE NURY MARTINEZ RICHARD A. VLADOVIC, Ed.D. STEVEN ZIMMER

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Administrative Office 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 24th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017 Telephone: (213) 241-7000 Fax: (213) 241-8442 JOHN E. DEASY, Ph.D. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

April 27, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians: As you may know, last spring, the District reached an Agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to shorten the student instructional year by three days for the 2011-12 school year in order to save money, save jobs and help balance the District’s budget. Last December, UTLA started a legal challenge to their shortened work year based on a disputed contract interpretation. That dispute has finally been resolved by a legal decision which rejected the UTLA claims. As parents and guardians, you can now finalize your own calendars and make the appropriate child care arrangements. Our 2011-12 school year will be shortened by removing the last three days of instruction. The dates are as follows: Calendar Traditional Single-Track Balanced Traditional Calendar Early Start Calendar 4-Track, Track A 4-Track, Track B 4-Track, Track C 4-Track, Track D 3-Track, Track A* 3-Track, Track B* 3-Track, Track C* Last Day of Instruction Tuesday, June 19 Tuesday, June 19 Tuesday, May 29 Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Wednesday, May 2 Wednesday, June 27 Wednesday, June 27 Wednesday, April 25

*On 3-Track calendars, the equivalent of the third instructional day will be scheduled by each site from the combination of two minimum days and one shortened day. We regret having to reduce the number of instructional days, but with our continuing loss of State financial support, we believe it is necessary. I am relieved that the upcoming reduced instructional time for this school year is three days rather than the five days of last year. The savings that result from these reduced instructional days will help us retain more teachers and staff to serve your children. If you have any questions, please call the Office of School Operations at (213) 241-5337, or the Office of Staff Relations at (213) 241-6056. Cordially,

Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent of Schools