The plan calls for preschools and elementary schools to reopen by the middle of next month, including services for all students with learning disabilities. The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the plan on March 11.
Middle schools and high schools will reopen by the end of April, with students being given the option to complete the spring semester online if they choose, according to the agreement.
Under the agreement, the April reopening dates could be pushed back if coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County go back up. The district also agreed that all school staff will have access to the Covid-19 vaccine.
The teachers union also said the agreement also calls for enforceable safety conditions and protocols at every school, including PPE, stringent social distancing, improved ventilation, and a new daily school building cleaning regimen.
“While the improving COVID-19 situation is still fragile, we believe this agreement puts LAUSD on the path to a physical reopening of schools that puts safety first,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of the United Teachers Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles school district is the nation’s second largest, with more than 600,000 students at more than 1,000 schools in grades K-12.
CNN’s Stella Chan contributed to this report from Los Angeles.