L.A. Unified Recognizes Substitute Educators Appreciation Day

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 18. 2016) - The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education today unanimously approved a resolution to recognize Nov. 18, 2016 as “Substitute Educators Appreciation Day.”  

During the 2015-2016 school year, there were 374,550 requests for substitute educators answered, and these teaching assignments continue to be fulfilled by the approximately 4,077 substitute educators the District currently employs. 

This resolution, introduced by Board Member Mónica Ratliff, recognizes the contributions of substitute teachers for providing continuity in the learning process and promoting a positive instructional environment. 

"As a teacher, I have the utmost appreciation for our substitute educators. When our classroom teachers are sick, attending a professional development seminar, or unable to be in the classroom, our substitute educators step in. It is so important to recognize and thank our substitute educators for the hard work they do to ensure that students continue to receive a high-quality education,” said Board Member Ratliff.  

“We have high expectations of our substitute educators as we move toward 100 percent graduation,” said co-sponsor School Board Member Mónica García.                                                                                                                                                                                                               ###

 Contact: Shannon Haber (213) 241-6766

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