CTA Introductory Disability Insurance at No Cost for Newly-Hired CTA/TALB Members

Limited Time Offer: CTA Introductory Disability Insurance at No Cost for Newly-Hired CTA /TALB Members

There’s good news about a recent enhancement to the CTA Voluntary Disability Plan for members that has enhanced the value of CTA/TALB membership for newly-hired educators.

We are proud to announce that CTA now provides newly-hired educators with 9 months of CTA Introductory Disability insurance from The Standard, at no cost, when they join CTA for the first time within 90 days of their first day of work.1

This enhancement will help our newest CTA/TALB members protect their incomes, at no cost to them, if they are unable to work due to a covered illness, injury, pregnancy, or childbirth.

Members will also have the opportunity to convert their CTA Introductory Disability insurance plan to the CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability insurance plan without having to answer health questions, as long as they do so before the CTA Introductory Disability insurance period ends (before their 270th day of work). New members will need to contact The Standard to arrange to continue their coverage near the end or before the end of their 9-month Introductory period or to file a claim, although they can always call The Standard with any other questions they have.

While educators transferring districts are not eligible for this offer, they do still have an opportunity to enroll in CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability Insurance without answering health questions if they apply within their first 270 days of work.

More Resources

  • The Standard’s Benefit Consultants are available to answer questions or conduct live training sessions.
    Contact information for The Standard rep for your area can be found on The Standard’s Chapter Leader Resource Center

CTA Member Benefits is also available to help you. You may contact the department by phone at 650-552-5200 or by email at memberbenefits@cta.org.


1 CTA Introductory Disability insurance available to eligible new educators starting work on or after 7/1/2020 who become CTA members for the first time within 90 days of their first day of work. Disability insurance eligibility requirements apply.

SPEAK OUT: Lift Up Your Voices – Write+CALL+Email! Contact Info Here

Attention TALB Members, Community Members, Parents and Students.

The Board of Education and Executive Staff need to hear from you as this year unfolds.
Write – CALL – Email.

To send physical, snail mail.

1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

CALL + EMAIL . . . and/or FAX!

Board of Education, LBUSD please cc Executive Staff when you email the BOE

Diana Craighead – Presidentdcraighead@lbschools.net 562-997-8240

Jon Meyer – Vice President – cjmeyer@lbschools.net 562-997-8240

Megan Kerr – Member – mmkerr@lbschools.net 562-997-8240

Dr. Felton Williams – Memberfwilliams@lbschools.net 562-997-8240

Dr. Juan Benitez – Memberjbenitez1@lbschools.net 562-997-8240

Executive Staff  – LBUSD

Dr. Jill Baker, Superintendentjbaker@lbschools.net  (562) 997-8242  Fax (562) 997-8280 

Dr. Tiffany Brown, Deputy Superintendenttmbrown@lbschools.net (562) 997-8465 Fax (562) 997-8282 

David Zaid, Assistant Superintendent, HRS, LBUSD – dzaid@lbschools.net (562) 997-8258 Fax (562) 997-8300

Dr. Jay Camerino, Assistant Superintendent, High Schools, jcamerino@lbschools.net (562) 997-8115  Fax (562) 997-8286 

Dr. Christopher Lund, Assistant Superintendent, Middle Schools & K-8, clund@lbschools.net (562) 997-8100  Fax (562) 997-8282 

Brian Moskovitz, Assistant Superintendent, Early Learning & Elementary Schools, bmoskovitz@lbschools.net (562) 997-8247 Fax (562) 997-8285

Dr. Kristi Kahl, Assistant Superintendent, OCIPD, kkahl@lbschools.net (562) 997-8025

Chris Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Research & School Improvement Office, csbrown@lbschools.net (562) 997-8143 

Dr. Erin Simon, Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Support Services, esimon@lbschools.net (562) 997-8644  Fax (562) 997-8290

Steve Rockenbach, Direct of Employee Relations & Ethics, srockenbach@lbschools.net (562) 997-8220  Fax (562) 997-8283 

Would you like your voice to be heard at the upcoming Board of Education meeting during public comments?  Here’s How:

To send a comment in to be read by the Board of Education secretary, Leticia Rodriguez, at the next school board meeting. Type up a quick comment. Read it aloud and time yourself. Your comments must be under 3 minutes (and maybe under two minutes if they cut public comment time) – that’s all the time you’ll get – once the timer goes off, Leticia will stop reading it. 

Typically there are two opportunities to address the Board of Education.
1) You can make public comment on items listed on the agenda: reopening of school, online instruction, etc.
2) You can make public comment on items that are not listed on the agenda = Budget priorities, Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach Unified, Superintendent pay raise, Reopening of schools, Promotions, etc.

If you want your comments to be read aloud during the public session of the Board of Education meeting, send an email to  open.session.agenda.comment@lbschools.net

If you want your comments to be read aloud during the closed session of the Board of Education meeting, send an email to closed.session.public.comment@lbschools.net

Watch the LBUSD BOE Meeting Live on YouTube


Contact Info to Report Violations to Safety Standards and Safety Guidelines

What should I do if I see violations to safety standards and safety guidelines?

Notify your site supervisor. If you feel that, your site supervisor is not going to take matters seriously, use the following outside agencies for assistance:

For schools located in the City of Long Beach
Long Beach Health Department # 562-570-4000
Long Beach Health Department Link http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/

For schools located in Avalon, Lakewood & Signal Hill
Los Angeles County Health Department work site safety and sanitation links:

Community Forum on Fall 2020: Watch the VIDEO on FB

Long Beach Schools Community Forum:
A Community Session on Fall 2020
Equitable Online Learning

Forum held Wednesday, July 29  6pm to 8pm

Watch Video at


A collaboration between Black Lives Matter Long Beach, Long Beach Forward, Long Beach Immigrants Rights Coalition, Californians for Justice, Khmer Girls in Action, Children’s Defense Fund-CA, Teacher Association of Long Beach, Classified School Employees Association Local Chapter 2, LBUSD Board Membr Juan M. Benetiz, LBCC Board VP Uduak-Joe Ntuk, CA State Senator Lena Gonzalez, Councilmember Rex Richardson, Councilmember Jeannine Pearce. Facilitation by : Melissa Morgan. Interpretation by: New Voice Interpretation.