New! COVID-19 Hotline – (562) 204-6075
If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.
On Monday, November 16th a COVID-19 hotline will be active. Cathy Coy, Long Beach Unified School District’s Emergency Preparedness Program Manager will be monitoring the hotline. Compliance to COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols are not negotiable, they are to be followed religiously.
If you are aware of safety and sanitation procedures that are not being followed please call Cathy Coy at 562-204-6075.
If you see individuals disregarding mandatory health and safety measures please call Cathy Coy at 562-204-6075.
If you are fearful of retaliation, please call the TALB office at 562-426-6433 and we will convey the information to Cathy Coy.
Compliance to simple safety protocols will reduce the overall infection rates in our communities, allowing for schools to fully reopen. The current trajectory of infection rate casts many doubts on whether our schools will fully reopen.
Everyone has a responsibility to do their part.
FAQ for TALB Members
What happens to my pay and benefits?
Contracted employees will continue to be compensated. There was some erroneous information circulating that pay would be only for 5 days. This is inaccurate.
Will employees and students have to make up days?
There are a few ways this could play out…
1) The State of California waives the requirement to make up instructional minutes. No need to make up days.
2) The State of California requests school districts extend the school year to make up these days.
3) ??? We are in uncharted territory given the breadth and depth of school closures throughout the State. We will be working with our local and state officials to determine what will best meet the needs of our communities.
Is it possible teachers could be asked to work from home?
It is unknown at this time. Some sites have taken it upon themselves to provide instructional materials for students. This has not been mandated by the District.
Employees should monitor their district email (lbschools.net) for communiques during school hours.
While universities and other learning institutions have turned to “online” courses, teleconferencing, google classrooms, etc. Many of our families do not have the equipment nor the Internet access to make this form of instruction an option.
This is an evolving situation.
Please check your email for updates from TALB and check back to this website at www.talb.org