Media Release: Glendale Unified Reaches Agreement on Return to In-Person Learning with Glendale Teachers Association

Glendale Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Glendale Teachers Association (GTA) for return to in-person instruction in a hybrid model for elementary and secondary students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Glendale Unified elementary students returned to campuses for in-person learning beginning March 29. Secondary educators and students will return on April 26.

“I want to thank everyone whose hard work led to this agreement, which provides educational choices for our families, offers support for our educators, and ensures the health and safety of our students and employees,” said Glendale Unified Board of Education President Dr. Armina Gharpetian. “I am pleased that we have finalized an MOU and can bring peace of mind to our GTA members and community as we pivot to hybrid instruction.”

“Relentless focus on meeting student needs and advocating for our community drive every decision we make. We remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting our hardworking educators and providing safe and healthy learning and working environments for our students and employees,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian.

GTA represents Glendale Unified certificated employees, including teachers, teacher specialists, nurses, and counselors. The MOU for return to in-person instruction in a hybrid model will next be ratified by GTA members and approved by the Glendale Unified Board of Education.