LA Unified developing list of teachers at rallies to dock their pay
LA School Report | March 25, 2015
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LA Unified officials today began a process of determining which teachers skipped a faculty meeting yesterday to participate in school-site rallies.
Tom Waldman, a district spokesman, said efforts are underway to learn from each school tha names of teachers and other staff who chose a rally over a meeting — a violation of the law, in the view of Superintendent Ramon Cortines. UTLA officials dismissed the warning as saber-rattling, insisting that attending the rallies violated no laws.
Waldman said is was still unclear how the district could collect a list of names — whether it would require calls to individual schools or reports from principals.
But any district employee who attended a rally would lose the equivalent of one hour of pay, he said.