Resources for Keeping Your Children Safe During the LAUSD Strike

Here are some of the resources being offered to assist parents in keeping their children safe and occupied during the strike:

LAUSD Strike Hotline for Parents/Guardians

(213) 443-1300 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

LAUSD Family Resource Guide: This Los Angeles Unified Family Resource Guide provides information to help families and communities prepare for a potential strike.  

Free Metro: All rides on L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) buses, light-rail and subway lines will be free for LAUSD students between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on strike days.

Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the William S. Hart Museum will offer free admission between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on strike days.

Los Angeles Zoo: The L.A. Zoo will be offering students free admission on strike days. In addition to free admission, the L.A. Zoo will be offering a “Community Safari Day” program for children grades K-5. More information here.

Libraries and Rec Centers: Mayor Eric Garcetti has said the city will have recreation centers, parks and libraries open as “safe places” where parents can bring their children on strike days. No exact details have been released regarding hours and locations.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Free admission to LAUSD students through Feb. 2. The free admission is regardless of whether the strike takes place.

For parents that can’t afford to miss work or can’t afford childcare during teachers strike set for tomorrow Monday, schools will be open and meals will be served as usual. No child on free or reduced lunch will go hungry. If your child has special needs and you need additional information, please call your school.
If you are supporting the strike, please have compassion for the families that aren’t able to fully participate as approx. 80% of LAUSD students live in poverty. We need to make sure all students are safe during this time and we need to urge UTLA and LAUSD to continue to negotiate.
Please see this link for LAUSD resource guide in English and in Spanish to best help parents and students:
Please see this link for info on how you can support teachers: and
Please see this link from Mayor Eric Garcetti on alternative resources available during the strike such as free public transit, extended hours at rec centers and libraries and free museums:


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