Sacramento, California - California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) contract negotiations:
“This impasse is disrupting the lives of too many kids and their families. I strongly urge all parties to go back to the negotiating table and find an immediate path forward that puts kids back into classrooms and provides parents certainty.
“Last week, I submitted a budget to the Legislature that would make the largest ever investment in K through 12 education, help pay down billions in school district pension debt and provide substantial new funding for special education and early education.
“The budget also makes substantial additional investments in counties and providers by supporting children experiencing mental illness and investing in homelessness services -- all of which can translate into additional services and support for children served by LAUSD.”