No ‘clear path forward’ for how the LAUSD can afford its new contract after teacher strike

The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teacher union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits.

To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaranteed.

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