Farewell Joe Boyd

Farewell Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd is hanging up his saddle after more than 30 years as an advocate for public education. He was a student in LBUSD and taught here briefly before moving up to the bay area. In 2008, he came back to Long Beach and served as TALB’s Executive Director until 2014. Joe is my mentor and more importantly a friend. I owe a great amount of my success to the tutelage of Joe Boyd. If you’ve got 23 minutes to spare and would like to see his swan song, watch it below. It is a tear-jerker. Happy trails my friend… – Chris Callopy

Nov 27, 2023 – TALB Bargaining Update Video



TALB Special Election Guidelines and Information

TALB Special Election Guidelines and Information

TALB Special Election Fall 2023

A TALB Special Election will be held for the following positions

  • Millikan Elementary Area Director Candidates:
    • Karen A. Swenson – Millikan H.S.
    • Heidee Stoica – McBride H.S. and Burcham E.S.
  • CTA State Council Representative Candidates: Fill vacancy until June, 2025.
    • John Ottina – Lakewood H.S.
    • John Olgin – Nelson M.S.

A TALB Candidate may give a speech, limited to two (2) minutes at the October 24, 2023 Representative Council meeting.

A CTA State Council candidate may give a speech, limited to one (1) minute at the October 24, 2023 Representative Council Meeting.

Candidates for Executive Board Area Directors and CTA State Council Representatives must be elected by a majority of votes. If no candidate receives the majority of votes cast, a run-off will be held between the candidates who receive the most votes.   Majority Vote – More than half of the votes cast by a person legally entitled to vote, excluding blank or illegal ballots.  Information about run-off elections in the Special Election Guidelines – link to download is below.

Election Schedule Highlights — Download Complete Schedule

  • Candidacy forms sent to Reps and available online:  September 26, 2023  Due to TALB on Friday, October 6th by 4:30 pm
  • Speeches at TALB Rep Council Meeting:  October 24, 2023
  • Voting (electronic & written): October 25 to November 3, 2023. Ballots due at TALB by 4:30 pm on Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Results to be announced on TALB website and in TALB electronic newsletter : Monday, November 6, 2023

Candidacy forms and election materials for Download
Special Election Fall 2023 Schedule
Announcement of TALB Special Election 2023
Special Election Guidelines 2023
TALB Declaration of Candidacy – Special Election 2023
CTA State Council Declaration of Candidacy 2023