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TALB Votes to Endorses Kerr, Benitez and Craighead for LBUSD Board

Teachers, Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Librarians Endorse Megan Kerr, Juan Benitez, and Diana Craighead for Long Beach School Board

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release

Long Beach, California: On Tuesday, September 27, 2017, Teachers Association of Long Beach, which includes teachers, nurses, speech pathologists and librarians, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Megan Kerr for school board in Area 1, Juan Benitez for school board in Area 3 and Diana Craighead in school board Area 5.

“Ms. Kerr and Ms. Craighead have been strong advocates for public education. They have demonstrated their commitment to our community, parents, and school staff with their steady leadership,” said Barry Welsch, President of the Teachers Association of Long Beach.   Added Welsch, “We are fortunate that Mr. Benitez, a deep-rooted Long Beach resident and educator, has chosen to run for school board Area 3. It was an easy decision to support these three candidates.”
The School Board election is scheduled for April 10th, 2018. TALB Represents 3,700 teachers, nurses, speech pathologists, and librarians.

The 2014-15 State Budget provides a plan to fully fund the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program by July 1, 2046, that is based on shared responsibility among all parties with increased contributions from the State, the employers, and the employees.

CONTACT:
Chris Callopy at 562-426-6433 or ccallopy@talb.org
Teachers Association of Long Beach                   
4362 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
www.talb.org

 

CalSTRS Contribution Rates – AB1469/SB864

CalSTRS Contribution Rates AB1469/SB864

Meeting its constitutional obligation, the State legislature passed the 2014-15 State Budget on June 15, 2014. As was stated in the May revision, the 2014-15 State Budget contains provisions to address the CalSTRS unfunded liability in Assembly Bill 1469 that was signed into law by the Governor on June 24, 2014. The final legislation differs in several ways from what was proposed in the May revision. The overview of the changes include:

1) a lower initial employer contribution to reflect the concerns expressed by management groups;

2) a periodic review of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit funding status on or before July 1, 2019, and every 5 years moving forward

3) an ability for the CalSTRS Board to increase or decrease the employer and State contribution (see details below).

 

Fiscal Year State Contribution Employer Contribution Employee

(2% @ 60)

Employee

(2% @ 62)

2014-15 3.45% 8.88% 8.15% 8.15%
2015-16 4.89% 10.73% 9.20% 8.56%
2016-17 6.33% 12.58% 10.25% 9.205%
2017-18 6.33% 14.43% 10.25% 9.205%
2018-19 6.33% 16.28% 10.25% 9.205%
2019-20 6.33% 18.13% 10.25% 9.205%
2020-21 6.33% 19.10% 10.25% 9.205%

The 2014-15 State Budget provides a plan to fully fund the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program by July 1, 2046, that is based on shared responsibility among all parties with increased contributions from the State, the employers, and the employees.