TALB Update: Friday, Sept 3 – You Make It!

TALB Update: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Congratulations TK-12, you made it through the first week of school! This year will present many challenges, so please enjoy the 3 day holiday weekend. WE ALL NEED A BREATHER. And you deserve it!

Quick Hits – 

The office has received a few concerns regarding compliance with safety protocols. You may call the District’s COVID hotline at 562-204-6075 or call the TALB office at 562-426-6433. In order to keep schools open for in-person instruction we ALL need to do our part to stop the spread of the disease. The California Department of Public Health issued a requirement to School Leaders for universal masking for indoors, K-12 on August 23, 3021. It is a lengthy read, but non-compliance may have ramifications beyond the local employer – excerpt below:
Third, certificated individuals—including school administrators—may be subject to referral to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for disciplinary action for violating a mandatory legal duty to implement the masking requirement and knowingly exposing students to preventable harm. (See Educ. Code § 44421 [authorizing discipline for “refusal to obey . . . laws regulating the duties of persons serving in the public school system”].)

2% off schedule
Today, you should have received your 2% off schedule pay. This off schedule pay would be on all earnings (salary, hourly assignments, etc.) from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

Bargaining – MOU & successor agreements. 

The Bargaining Team is reviewing survey data and working on proposals for contract language and compensation for the 2021-22 school year. We expect this to be a challenging year. The bargaining team is comprised of volunteers, who work to improve learning conditions, attract and retain exceptional staff and protect public education, a keystone in a democratic society. These volunteers have donated hundreds of hours of their free time for the advancement of public education. If you see them around campus, be sure to thank them.

Corrin Hickey – Bargaining Chair, Lakewood HS
Gerry Morrison – McBride HS
John Kane – Jordan HS
Julie McCall – Nelson MS
John Solomon – MacArthur ES
Kevin Quinn – Los Cerritos ES
Maritza Summers – Mann ES
Sybil Baldwin – CDC
Maria Garcia – HS


CDC | Head Start – Site Representative Elections 
If you would like to be a “site rep” please reach out to Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org TALB will run the election electronically.

Being evaluated this year? Evaluation forum – Q &A – Zoom
9/16/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m.
 To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

CDC / Head Start Rep. Council – Zoom
9/16/2021 6:00-7:00 p.m. Are you an elected CDC/HS Rep? If not email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

Site Representative 101 – Virtual Academy – Zoom 
9/23/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – In collaboration with the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach
10/1/2021 Vigil – Parking lot, TALB office. Details to come. 

Know Your Contract – Virtual Academy – Zoom
10/21/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

New Member Orientation
New to the District? – TALB Mixer – Zoom
10/27/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

TALB is open. 
We continue to receive a high volume of emails and calls as the start of school approaches. We appreciate your patience. It’s another busy summer.

Federal Funding to Enhance Facilities

What condition is the furniture in your classroom? LBUSD is planning on using Federal Funding to provide facility improvements.Learning and play spaces across the Long Beach Unified School District will soon see enhancements designed to move the needle on student learning and safety. Facilities upgrades are one of several infrastructure improvements outlined in the LBUSD’s Learning Acceleration and Support Plan, which aims to elevate the educational experience for all students and offer interventions to learners who need additional support.

Upgrades to areas outside of the classroom start this summer and will be completed before the 2022-23 school year.

Bottle filling stations will be installed at all 85 district schools, providing students access to cool, clean drinking water and the hydration needed for a full day of learning and activities. More than 200 stations will be installed by December. (More Information Here)

Public Schools Long Beach Students Deserve

With Long Beach Unified School District set to receive over $460,000,000.00 in State & Federal aid, it is high time we look at the services we provide to our students.

Class Sizes/Ratios
Speech Pathologists

Please start the conversations now, we will need to organize before Executive Staff make all the decisions and allocate all the resources.









Pay attention!
The Board of Education is the ultimate arbiter on LBUSD policy.

Next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, September 14  @ 5:00 p.m.

We encourage all of our members and community members we serve to LIFT UP YOUR VOICES. Contact our Board of Education Members and Executive Staff  to let them know what you are thinking.

Long Beach Unified School District’s YouTube ChannelWatch Live on Tuesday, September 14 @ 5:00 p.m. LBUSD YouTube Channel