When I taught in the Crenshaw area I worked with two teachers who drove from Simi and one who drove from San Bernardino.
There is an East Los Angeles teacher who lives in Pomona.
LAUSD is not alone. I asked a new manager of a West Los Angeles market where he got transferred from: “Chatsworth.” He drives from Simi.
There are so many more examples of LAUSD staff members making memorable gas consuming, air polluting trips across the county to reach their schools.
LAUSD is spread from Chatsworth to San Fernando to Woodland Hills and to Sunland and Tujuna in the San Fernando Valley. On the other side of the hill it is spread from Pacific Palisades along the coast to the Harbor through many independent cities in the east like South Gate and Huntington Park through East Los Angeles to Eagle Rock (and near to Pasadena and Glendale).
If LAUSD really cared about its school employees (and it doesn’t) and their legacy environmental footprints, they would institute a program in which teachers and other school staff members are matched to schools much closer to their homes. They could start very small by locating the employees with the longest drives and matching them with schools closer to their homes.