LAUSD Restores Three-Week Winter Break
In a groundbreaking development, Los Angeles school officials and unions have unveiled a comprehensive agreement that promises a longer school year, the revival of a three-week winter break, and the reintroduction of controversial acceleration days. This momentous deal, which awaits ratification next week, not only addresses pressing educational concerns but also resolves crucial legal issues that could impact future labor negotiations. Let's delve into the details of this transformative agreement that aims to prioritize student learning and well-being.
Los Angeles Unified Supt. Alberto Carvalho had been actively exploring options to extend the school year, and his efforts have finally borne fruit. However, in a compromise, Carvalho has conceded his initial attempt to shorten the winter break from three weeks to two, citing the adverse effects on student learning and the challenges faced by low-income families in arranging childcare during the extended period.
Extended School Year and Winter Break
Under the terms of the agreement, the school year will be expanded by three days of instruction over the next two years. Notably, teachers' pay will only increase by one day, a result achieved by eliminating two previously mandatory workdays when students were not present on campus. In a fair arrangement, teachers will have the choice to work an additional day at the beginning of the year for setting up and another day at the end of the year for organizing, both of which will be compensated.
The much-coveted three-week winter break will make a comeback for the next two school years, fostering a positive environment for students to recharge and engage in optional learning experiences. During this extended break, the district plans to organize three days of voluntary learning, similar to the successful acceleration days implemented in the current academic year. These additional learning opportunities aim to assist students in overcoming pandemic-related learning setbacks and provide a chance for academic improvement.
Here are all the dates you need to know for the school year 2023-2024 for LAUSD as approved by LAUSD on March 27, 2023, and updated on June 2, 2023.
The first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year is Tuesday, August 14, 2023.
The last day of school for the 2023-2024 school year is on Wednesday, June 11, 2024.
2023-2024 LAUSD School Holidays
Thanksgiving Break 2023
Thanksgiving Break is a full week of break from November 20, 2023, through November 24, 2023.
Winter Recess 2023-2024
A sweeping agreement announced on Jue 2, 2023 between unions and Los Angeles school officials will result in a return to a three-week winter break. The three-week winter break will return for the next two school years. The district and union will negotiate what happens after that. Winter break will begin December 18, 2023, with classes resuming Jan. 8, 2024.
Spring Break 2024
Spring Break is from March 25, 2024, through March 29, 2024. The kids will return to school on April 2, 2024, because Cesar E. Chavez's Birthday falls on April 1, 2024, making the spring break a little longer.
Generally, spring break for most schools in the United States falls around the same time each year, usually the week before Easter.
2023-2024 LAUSD School Calendar
Here is the list of all the dates you need to know for the school year 2023-2024:
First Day of School - August 14, 2023
Admission Day - September 1, 2023
Labor Day (no school) - September 4, 2023
Unassigned Day (no school) - September 25, 2023
Veterans Day (no school) - November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)- November 20-24, 2023
Winter Recess (no school) - December 18, 2023 - January 5, 2024
Second Semester Begins - January 8, 2024
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school) - January 15, 2024
Presidents Day (no school) - February 19, 2024
Spring Recess (no school) - March 25-29, 2024
Cesar Chavez Day (no school) - April 1, 2024
Armenian Genocide Day (no school) - April 24, 2024
Memorial Day (no school) - May 27, 2024
Last Day of School - June 11, 2024
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