The Latest: LA school board approves new teacher contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a vote by the Los Angeles school board on a new contract with teachers (all times local):

2 p.m.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has unanimously approved a new contract with teachers, who returned to classrooms last week after a six-day strike.

The board’s action came Tuesday despite an oversight agency issuing a report saying the contract that includes a 6 percent pay hike may not be sustainable.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education cited concerns over the district’s long-term financial outlook and said the district board should develop a detailed plan that addresses how it will pay for increased salaries while keeping up its minimum financial reserves.

The 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles previously approved the contract agreement.

___

12:45 p.m.

An oversight agency says a tentative contract between the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers’ union that includes a 6 percent pay hike may not be sustainable.

Citing concerns over the district’s long-term financial outlook, the LA County Office of Education released the analysis Tuesday as the school board was set to vote on whether to ratify the agreement that ended a strike.

The county report says if the district board approves the deal, it should develop a detailed plan that addresses how it will pay for increased salaries while keeping up its minimum financial reserves.

The district didn’t immediately comment on the analysis.

The 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles previously approved the agreement.

Categories: National & International News