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CTA Scholarships, Grants and Awards Programs for Educators & Students

CTA Scholarships, Grants and Awards Programs for Educators and their Families

CTA offers several different educational scholarships, grants and awards to members and their dependents throughout the academic year.

Below are some of the major CTA awards and links to more information and applications.

EASE-Y Answers to the Blues

Feeling the Blues? Get Support for Difficult Times with EASE.

With all the stresses in our lives today it is easy to understand how we may become strained and overcome with anxiety.  Often when feeling this way, it is difficult to know who to turn to for assistance.

A little-known benefit we have as educational employees in Los Angeles County is the Employee Assistance Service for Education Program.  

EASE is a leading regional service that provides district staff and their families with the opportunity to assess and resolve their difficulties with the assistance of a professional counselor through an assessment and brief counseling service.  EASE offers high quality, confidential assistance in:

  • Personal and family problems
  • Job-related issues
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief, loss and traumatic incidents
  • Worksite and phone consultations

All calls and consultations with EASE are confidential and will not be reported to the district, your school, or the Association.

There is no reason to suffer in silence.  If you feel you need assistance please take advantage of this very important benefit by calling (800) 882-1341.  A confidential counselor will be available to take your call.  More information is available online at www.lacoe.edu

TALB Bargaining Update – November, 2018

TALB Bargaining Update for November, 2018

TALB and District bargaining teams met on Friday, November 16, 2018.  Topics of discussion included Department Heads, Salary Schedule S and Leaves of Absence.

The next two scheduled dates for negotiations are November 28 and December 14.

TALB Bargaining Team Members are:

Corrin Hickey – Lakewood HS – Bargaining Chair
John Solomon – MacArthur ES
Kevin Quinn – Edison ES
Marc Ennen – Newcomb K-8
Maritza Summers – Mann ES
Gerry Morrison – McBride HS
Donna Gerren – Roosevelt ES and Herrera ES
Sybill Baldwin – CDC
Maria Garcia _ Head Start

Jan 7-Feb 1 — 2019 School Climate & Administrator Survey

2019 School Climate & Administrator Survey

Why take the School Climate and Administrative Survey?
The results collected are shared with the Superintendent, Christopher Steinhauser, as well as the appropriate Assistant Superintendents.  We use this data to highlight schools where management is effective leading or lacking.  In addition, the survey results help members who are displaced or are interested in a transfer.

This year’s survey period will be from January 7, 2019 through February 1, 2019.  The survey will be conducted online via Simply Voting.  The survey will be emailed to your personal email address.  If you’d like to take the school climate and administrator survey please send your personal email address to ingrid@talb.org.  There will be no paper surveys this year.

We will need three weeks to analyze and compile the data.  We expect to post results by Tuesday, February 26 2019.  Once results are posted, top scoring administrators will be eligible to be nominated by members for the TALB Outstanding Administrator Award. Members can submit nominations through Friday, March 22 2019.

If you plan ahead, you might be able to coordinate with your colleagues to complete the surveys together in the computer lab.  Please work with your site administrators to conduct this important survey.

 

 

Jan 24 2019 – CalSTRS Retirement Seminar – FULLY BOOKED

Our Jan. 24th Seminar is now Fully Booked.  You may reserve a spot in the April 18, 2010 Seminar.  Don’t wait.  Reserve today!

Whether you are ready now or might be in a full years, being fully apprised of your retirement benefits is critical.

TALB is hosting an informative Retirement Seminar presented by CALSTRS.

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time:  4:30pm to 6:00pm
Where:  TALB Offices –   4362 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach

RSVP Here for April 18th Seminar

Feb 8 – 4:30pm – Declaration of Candidacy Due – TALB Elections

Step Up & Make a Difference!
Declaration of Candidacy Deadline is Friday, Feb. 8

Your Union, Your Community and Your Fellow Educators need you to make a difference by becoming a TALB officer.

There are important leadership positions to be filled in our upcoming General Election including President and Vice-President as well as a TALB Board Area Directors for: Cabrillo Secondary, Jordan Elementary, Lakewood Secondary, Millikan Secondary, Poly Elementary, Wilson Elementary and CDC-Head Start Director

Also on the ballot will be representatives for CTA State Council and delegates to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly in Houston.

Now is not the time to stand back in the shadows.  Step up and make a difference.

For more details and information, download the 2019 Announcement of TALB General Elections

Feb 26-Mar 8 – TALB General Elections

TALB to hold general elections February 26 through March 8, 2019

Elections will be held for important TALB officers including President and Vice-President as well as a TALB Board Area Directors for:  Cabrillo Secondary, Jordan Elementary, Lakewood Secondary, Millikan Secondary, Poly Elementary, Wilson Elementary and CDC-Head Start Director

Also on the ballot will be representatives for CTA State Council and delegates to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly in Houston

For more details and information, download the 2019 Announcement of TALB General Elections.

All TALB General Election forms and notices are available in the Documents & Forms section of this website.

Apr 18 2019 – CalSTRS Retirement Seminar-Reserve Your Spot

*Second Seminar Added Due to Demand*
Reserve Your Spot! – April 18, 2019
CalSTRS Retirement Seminar 

Since our January, 2019, Seminar is now “Sold Out” we have scheduled a second date for this popular CalSTRS Retirement Seminar.

Whether you are ready now or might be in a full years, being fully apprised of your retirement benefits is critical.

TALB is hosting an informative Retirement Seminar presented by Rose Luna of CALSTRS.

Don’t wait to RSVP. This seminar fills up FAST.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time:  4:30pm to 6:00pm
Where:  TALB Offices –   4362 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach

RSVP Here

Supreme Court Janus Decision Announced

US Supreme Court Announces Decision in Janus v AFSCME

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 the Supreme Court announced it’s decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case.  This important case has a direct impact on you as a TALB member.  

TALB members may find more information about the decision here.

Tentative Agreement Voting Results: Yes 96.3%/No 3.7%

TALB Bargaining Update for March 30, 2018 – Tentative Agreement Voting Results

Voting for ratification of the Tentative Agreement has been completed and the results are posted below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download a printable copy of the voting results.