SFUSD teachers reach tentative deal on distance learning

Union leaders say the deal has several wins in it for teachers including flexibility for educators who are parents.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco teachers and school district officials have reached a tentative deal for what distance learning will look like in the fall.

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Union members are expected to vote on the agreement today. Union leaders say the deal has several wins in it for teachers including:

  • Flexibility for educators who are parents

  • A stipend to help with the cost of working from home

  • Additional training and planning time


This agreement is set to be in place until June 30, 2021 or until students return to in-person learning in the classroom. Once this is decided on the next focus will be on reaching an agreement on terms of returning to in-person learning or a hybrid model.

San Francisco schools are set to start with distance learning in a little more than a week on August 17.

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