Students rely on the dedication and hard work of thousands of Teacher Assistants, Out-of-School Program Workers and Community Representatives to help them succeed in school. Yet, despite our essential role, we are the only District employees who are denied access to the healthcare benefits that all other employees enjoy.
We work directly with students in classrooms, playgrounds and campuses. Our health is vital to ensuring a healthy learning environment for all students.
Many of us are also parents of LAUSD students and we are often forced to forgo critical care for our own children because we simply cannot afford it.
It’s a matter of justice. I urge you to ensure quality, affordable and equal healthcare for all LAUSD employees.