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The Latest: LA school board passes charter-limit resolution

January 30, 2019
Demonstrators rally outside of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously ratified a contract with teachers that ended a strike while also approving a resolution asking the state to put new charter schools on hold while the state studies their effects. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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

5:15 p.m.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has approved a resolution asking the state to put new charter schools on hold while the state studies their effects.

The board approved the resolution 5-1 Tuesday after unanimously ratifying a new contract for teachers that ended a six-day strike.

A few hundred protesters outside the meeting opposed placing limits on the growth of charters — privately operated, mostly non-union public schools.

The teachers union pushed the charter resolution, which isn’t part of the contract. The district agreed to put it before the board as a gesture of good faith.

Only the state can call a moratorium or change charter laws.

Opponents say charters draw away students from traditional public schools and the money that goes with them.

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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.

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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.

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