TALB Bargaining Update for November, 2019

The TALB/LBUSD bargaining teams met on Thursday, November 14th. Topics of “All Day” Kindergarten were discussed. The District would like to roll out “All Day” Kindergarten, District-Wide, for the 2020-21 school year. The District cites community interest, increasing ADA and pending legislation that would “potentially” mandate all-day kindergarten. However, there are many concerns regarding support systems being adequately in place for the success of this model. We have proposed a forum with Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Brian Moskovitz, to explore and discuss challenges with this new Kindergarten model. A lengthy discussion was held over the many challenges experienced with “transfers” & “specialized postings”.

Upcoming scheduled dates for negotiations are December 5th, January 7th, & January 30th.

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