Schools within the LAUSD will be closed again Wednesday, as essential workers head into the second day of a three-day strike.

The district and the Service Employees International Union Local 99 (SEIU 99), who represent roughly 30,000 LAUSD employees, have not been able to negotiate a contract, leading to the strike.

“We remain ready to return to negotiations,” LAUSD Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho said Tuesday. “I understand our employees’ frustration that has been brewing for not just for a couple of years, but probably for decades and it is on the basis of recognizing historical inequities, that we have put on the table a historic proposal.”

Carvalho’s contract proposal to the LAUSD workers on strike, was for more than 15% ongoing wage increase, 9% retention bonus, equity adjustments for those earning fewer than $30 per hour, health benefits for part-time employees and a $20 minimum wage.

SEIU 99 Executive Director Max Arias said the offer was “a step forward,” but the workers deserved more.

On a rainy Tuesday in Southern California, school workers and  teachers protested in front of the LAUSD headquarters and schools across Los Angeles.

Monday night, the school district announced that its schools would not be open Tuesday, leaving parents who would typically rely on their kids being school during the workday, were left looking for alternatives.

The district and city quickly opened up recreation centers and other areas for younger students to go during the school closures.

“With more than 500,000 students and their families affected by today’s school closures, the City is providing meals and safe places for young people at dozens of locations across Los Angeles,” Mayor Karen Bass said Tuesday. “I will make sure the wellbeing of L.A. students always comes first as I continue to work with all parties to reach an agreement to reopen the schools and guarantee fair treatment of all LAUSD workers.”

Here are places where students can find meals and places to stay, as the strike moves into Wednesday, March 22.

Designated Recreation Centers (RC) :

Los Angeles recreation centers will serve as Grab and Go food locations between 7:30 to 10:30 a.m, Wednesday. A Special Edition After School Club Program will also be available on a first come, first serve basis. LAUSD students in 1st to 5th grades can take advantage of the program from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


  • Baldwin Hills RC: 5401 Highlight Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016, (323) 934-0746
  • Chevy Chase RC: 4165 Chevy Chase Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039, (818) 550-1453
  • Delano Park RC: 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys, CA 91411, (818) 756-8529
  • Echo Park RC: 1632 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026, (213) 250-3578
  • EXPO Center: 3980 Bill Robertson Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90037, (213) 763-0114
  • Fernangeles RC: 8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352, (818) 767-4171
  • Glassell Park RC: 3650 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles CA 90065, (323) 257-1863
  • Granada Park RC: 16730 Chatsworth, Granada Hills, CA 91344, (818) 363-3556
  • Highland Park RC: 6150 Piedmont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90042, (213) 847-4876
  • Jackie Tatum Harvard RC: 1535 W 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047, (323) 778-7268
  • Lanark Park RC: 21816 Lanark St. Canoga Park, CA 91304, (818) 883-1503
  • Lincoln Park RC: 3501 Valley Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90031, (213) 275-6955
  • Mason Park RC: 10500 Mason Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 756-6377
  • Normandie Park RC: 1550 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006, (310) 328-3689
  • North Hollywood RC: 11430 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601, (818) 763-76511
  • Oakwood Park RC: 767 California Ave., Venice, CA 90291, (310) 452-7479
  • Pan Pacific Park RC: 600 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 939-8874
  • Poinsettia Park RC: 7341 Willoughby Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323) 876-8279
  • Ritchie Valens RC: 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Pacoima, CA 91331, (818) 834-5175
  • Robertson Park RC: 1641 Preuss Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310) 278-5383
  • Rosecrans Park RCL 840 W 149th Street, Gardena, CA 90247, (310) 327-3653
  • Ross Snyder RC: 1501 E 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011, (323) 235-5288
  • St Andrews Park RC: 8701 St Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047, (213) 485-1751
  • Studio City RC: 12621 Rye St. Studio City, CA 91604, (818) 769-4415
  • Sunland Park RC: 8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland CA 91040, (818) 352-5282
  • Tarzana Park RC: 5655 Vanalden Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356, (818) 343-5946
  • Valley Plaza Park RC: 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood, CA 91605, (818) 765-5885
  • Van Nuys Sherman Oaks RC: 14201 Houston St. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, (818) 756-8131
  • Vineyard Park RC: 2942 Vineyard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016, (323) 732-2469
  • Wilmington Park RC: 325 N Neptune Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744, (310) 548-7645


The Natural History Museum offered free admission for students during the strike:

  • Natural History Museum in Exposition Park: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • The La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The L.A. Zoo has offered free admission for LAUSD students and $5 for chaperones: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Los Angeles Public Library:  All of L.A.’s public libraries remain available for students and will plan to be more hands-on with students, knowing the current situation.

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