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Venice High Adapts New Bell Schedule

Due to the teacher’s strike in March, a new bell schedule has been established to meet the UTLA and LAUSD contract terms
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A new bell schedule has been implemented recently here at Venice High. 

The schedule has been placed to compensate for lost instructional minutes after the teacher strike in March.

The schedule itself doesn’t appear to have changed much, adding one minute to Period 3 and Period 4. In addition, the schedule now has a shorter Nutrition, which lasts 15 minutes instead of 17. 

Biology teacher Julia Bare, co-leader of Venice’s UTLA chapter, and Spanish teachers Angela Fajardo and Maria Lopez Zamudio, said that the new bell schedule “was created because of a contract” established between UTLA and LAUSD. 

“In the contract they specify that every Tuesday should be a professional development day, because that was what the District wanted for teachers because of the strike,” she said. 

The schedule change was first put to a committee vote, which is made up of a parent representative, a student representative, and an all-around community representative who represents teachers and the administration. 

That same committee approved the schedule change and after, the teachers voted on the bell schedule as well. In total, there were 73 votes for the new schedule, and four against it.

Bare likes the new schedule, because it preserves minimum days and will help teachers recuperate from commitments like Parent Conference Night. 

“We have to stay late, and it’s a pretty exhausting day,” she said.

“It’s nice to have that additional day to recover after a long parent conference night. I really approve of the bell schedule—I think it was a good move.”

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    Nikolai RojasOct 27, 2023 at 5:46 PM

    The schedule change was a bit weird to me at first since I was so confused and didn’t check Schoology the night prior, I mean I never do but that’s not important. I honestly don’t mind it, and I’m chill with it, it’s all still fun. I’m glad that the teachers get to relax a little after conferences now. We got out of school somewhere around 2:40 so it kind of felt like a Tuesday on a Friday :). Basically we all got a tiny bit of a rest so in my opinion the bell schedule change is pretty cool to me!

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    Mitra ConyOct 20, 2023 at 10:54 AM

    This is a great information to explain to students and all the personnel of high school to know what is going on from now.
    Congrats to this great reporter.

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    ConyOct 20, 2023 at 10:47 AM

    Congratulations Mia, your article about avocado is perfect, this great fruit gives a lot of benefits to health and must be eaten by all the people, not just for the benefits but for it’s great flavor.

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    ConnieOct 20, 2023 at 8:10 AM

    Congratulations Mia this is a great report that allows all students and teachers staffs to be well informed of this situation.