TALB Endorses Doug Otto and Erik Miller for LBUSD Board

Teachers, Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Librarians Endorse Doug Otto and Erik Miller Long Beach School Board

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release

Long Beach, California: On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Teachers Association of Long Beach, which includes teachers, nurses, speech pathologists and librarians, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Erik Miller for school board in Area 4 and Doug Otto in school board Area 2. Both seats are being vacated by retiring board members Jon Meyer and Felton Williams.

“Filling Jon Meyer’s shoes will be no easy task; however, Mr. Otto has a long history of advocating for our communities. Whether it be his tireless work at Long Beach Community College or the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. His steady leadership is just what LBUSD needs as we deal with the prospect of hiring a new superintendent and declining enrollment,” said Barry Welsch, President of the Teachers Association of Long Beach.   Added Welsch, “Again, losing Mr. Williams experience and commitment to serving our students will be a great loss, but we are very fortunate that Mr. Miller, a former LBUSD student, long standing Long Beach resident and leader, has chosen to run for school board Area 2. Times are changing in Long Beach, but these two candidates demonstrate what we need to continue the hard earned accomplishments in LBUSD.”

The School Board election is scheduled for March 3, 2020. TALB Represents 3,700 teachers, nurses, speech pathologists, and librarians.

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

 

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2018-19

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2018-19

Detailed results from the School Climate & Administrator Survey are available to all TALB members.

Click on links below to view detailed survey results:

2018-19 Principal Survey Results

2018-19 Climate Survey Summary

Addams Survey Results
Avalon Survey Results
Beach Survey Results
Bixby Survey Results
Browning Survey Results
Bryant Survey Results
Buffum Survey Results
Burbank Survey Results
Carver Survey Results
Chavez Survey Results
Cleveland Survey Results
Cubberley Survey Results
Edison Survey Results
Emerson Survey Results
Fremont Survey Results
Gant Survey Results
Garfield Survey Results
Hamilton Survey Results
Harte Survey Results
Henry Survey Results
Holmes Survey Results
Kettering Survey Results
Lakewood Survey Results
Lincoln Survey Results
Lindbergh Survey Results
Los Cerritos Survey Results
Lowell Survey Results
MacArthur Survey Results
Mann Survey Results
McBride Survey Results
McKinley Survey Results
Newcomb Survey Results
Oropeza Survey Results
Powell Survey Results
Prisk Survey Results
Rogers Survey Results
Smith Survey Results
Stanford Survey Results
Starr King Survey Results
Stephens Survey Results
Stevenson Survey Results

 

 

 

 

Tentative Agreement is Approved 97.1%YES/2.9% No.

TALB Bargaining Update for March 15, 2019 – Tentative Agreement Voting Results

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

K-12 Results:     Yes 1538 (97.1%) Ratified
No 46 (2.9%)

CDC – Head Start:    Yes 87 (97.8%) Ratified
No 2 (2.2%)

If the Tentative Agreement is approved by the District’s Board of Education. The 2% retroactive pay will be included in the May pay date. In October, the 1% increase off schedule will be paid. Specific dates will be provided in April.
The TALB Bargaining Team thanks all of the membership for their continued support.
Bargaining Chair: Corrin Hickey – Lakewood H.S., Bargaining Members: Mark Ennen – Newcomb K-8, Donna Gerren – Roosevelt E.S. & Herrera E.S., Gerry Morrison – McBride HS, Maritza Summers – Mann E.S., Kevin Quinn – Edison E.S., John Solomon – MacArthur E.S., Sybil Baldwin – CDC, Maria Garcia – Head Start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Results: TALB General Elections 2019

 TALB Election Results Are In!

Results of the 2019 TALB General Election voting are posted below.
Thank you to all candidates who participated.

 

 

 

 

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 – March, 2018 Tentative Agreement

TALB Bargaining Update for March, 2018 – Tentative Agreement

TALB and the District have reached a tentative agreement. 

Click here to download a printable copy of the Summary Details of Tentative Agreement Compensation & Contract Language.

Click here to download a printable copy of the complete Tentative Agreement Between Long Beach Unified School District and Teachers Association of Long Beach, K-12.

Click here to download a printable copy of Draft Traditional Calendars for FY 19-20, 20-21 and 21-22.

Calendar for Ratification:

March 21st – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. all Member Q & A meeting @ TALB Office, 4362 Atlantic Avenue, L.B.

March 26th – March 29th  Voting – Deadline to vote, Thursday, March 29th @ 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30th – Ratification Vote Posted

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2017-18

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2017-18

Results for the School Climate and Administrator Survey are now available.

We have four administrators that have received “A” grades with an average score of 3.6 or more, making them eligible to be nominated by TALB members for the Outstanding Administrator Award.

Administrators receiving an “A” grade are:

  • Kevin Maddoz – Principal at Stevenson Elementary (3.73 average score)
  • Troy Bennett – Principal at LBSA/Beach HS (3.61 average score)
  • Kathy Cruz – Principal at Hamilton MS (3.60 average score)
  • Juan Gutierrez – Principal at Kettering ES (3.60 average score)

CLICK HERE to nominate one of these administrators for the TALB Outstanding Administrator Award

Detailed results from the School Climate & Administrator Survey are available to all TALB members.
Click on links below to view detailed survey results:

2017-18 Survey Summary

Addams Detail Survey Results
Avalon Survey Results
Barton Survey Results
Bixby Survey Results
Buffum Survey Results
Carver Survey Results
Chavez Survey Results
Cleveland Survey Results
Cubberly Survey Results
Emerson Survey Results
Franklin Survey Results
Gant Survey Results
Hamilton Survey Results
Harte Survey Results
Herrera Survey Results
Holmes Survey Results
Hudson Survey Results
Kettering Survey Results
LBSA/Beach Survey Results
Lincoln Survey Results
Lindberg Survey Results
Longfellow Survey Results
Los Cerritos Survey Results
MacArthur Survey Results
Mann Survey Results
Naples Survey Results
Powell Survey Results
Prisk Survey Results
Rogers Survey Results
Roosevelt Survey Results
Signal Hill Survey Results
Smith Survey Results
Stephens Survey Results
Stevenson Survey Results
Willard Survey Results

 

 

 

 

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.