Apr 23 – May 3 : TALB General Elections 2024 – Candidates Announced

Apr 23 – May 3 : TALB General Elections 2024 – Candidates Announced

Announcement of TALB General Elections 2024

Important TALB Election 2024 Documents to Download

Announcement of TALB General Elections 2024
TALB Declaration of Candidacy | 2024
General Election Guidelines 2024
General Elections Schedule
CTA State Council Representative Declaration of Candidacy


TALB General Election Candidates

TALB Officers:
John Olgin

John Solomon
Rocio Torres

TALB Board Area Directors:

Cabrillo Elementary Area Director
Grace Castro

Jordan Area Secondary Director
Susan Garcia
Peder Larsen

Lakewood Area Elementary Director
Jason Goldfischer
Rosa Palacios

Millikan Area Elementary Director
Karen Swenson

Minority-At-Large Director
Renee Brown
Bandaul Chansy

Poly Area Secondary Director
Kelsey Hutchinson
Rosa Diaz
Annette Quintero

Wilson Area Secondary Director
Jesusita Calderon
Robert Rigney
The term for each TALB office is from June 17, 2024, to June 15, 2026.

3 CTA State Council Representatives
John Ottina
Wendy Eulo
Bandaul Chansy
Peder Larsen
The term for each CTA State Council Representative is 2024 – 2027.

Candidate speeches will be held at the next Rep. Council, April 23, 2024. Only members may vote in this election. Voting will begin electronically on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 6:00 a.m. through Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m. If you would like to vote with a paper ballot please come to TALB during business hours, Monday – Thursday 8:00-5:00 p.m. & Friday 8:00-4:30 p.m. If you want to verify you are registered to vote, please call Ingrid Perez at 562-426-6433 or email her at ingrid@talb.org

All candidates may provide TALB with a statement in PDF format. All candidates will be limited to 250 characters. Characters are letters, numbers and punctuation.
Example: I love TALB! = 10 characters.
The candidate statement must be in PDF format and emailed to Ingrid Perez at ingrid@talb.org Statements are due in the TALB office on Friday, April 5, 2024, by 4:30 P.M. Declarations of Candidacy forms are available through your TALB Representative, www.talb.org, or at the TALB office. 

Important Dates

March 26, 2024: Candidacy forms sent to Representatives and available online
April 5, 2024:  Candidacy Declaration Forms Deadline: Due on Friday, April 5 by 4:30 pm.
March 27-April 5, 2024:  Confirmation letters sent to all candidates
April 23, 2024:  Candidate speeches at Representative Council Meeting
April 24 – May 3, 2024:  Electronic voting and written ballots available at TALB office.
Ballots due at the TALB offices by 4:30pm on Friday, May 3, 2024

May 6, 2024: Results will be sent to the membership

See the complete General Election Schedule for Run-off Schedule (if necessary)

 Thank you for participating in this election.

YOU help make TALB a stronger voice for teachers, counselors, speech pathologists, psychologists, nurses and librarians. 

Apr 23 @ 4:30pm – Pre-K to 12 Rep Council Meeting ** NEW LOCATION!

Apr 23 @ 4:30pm – Pre-K to 12 Rep Council Meeting ** NEW LOCATION!

TALB Pre-K-12 Representative Council Meetings

As of April 23rd TALB Rep Council meetings are being held at a new location to accommodate growing membership!
Location is now:   3971 Pixie Avenue, Lakewood, CA. 90712


Start time is at 4:30. Pizza and light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the meeting. 

Next Meeting of the TALB PRE-K-12 Rep Council is Tuesday, April 23rd

2023-24 Rep Council Meeting Schedule

September 26, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
October 24, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
November 28, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
January 23, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
February 27, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
March 26, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
April 23, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
May 28, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.

Apr 24 @ 5-6:30pm – Organizing Your School Site

Apr 24 @ 5-6:30pm – Organizing Your School Site

Organizing Your School Site Training

Unions: It’s about “we”, not “me”.
Have you put the YOU in UNION?

Active members are the backbone of our TALB organization. Learn how to organize TALB members at your site (school) at this important training program.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Site Rosters
  2. Bulletin Boards
  3. Labor/Management Meetings
  4. Email & Social Media
  5. Q&A

Organizing Your School Site Training 2023-24 Schedule
All trainings take place at TALB Offices from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

TALB Offices are located at 4362 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Please RSVP your attendance here



Apr 26 -TALB Scholarship Applications Due

Apr 26 -TALB Scholarship Applications Due

TALB Scholarships 2024

The TALB Scholarship Foundation offers a scholarship program featuring three different awards. 

TALB Outstanding Student Scholarship Award
For children or dependents of TALB members, this award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the areas of academics, leadership, and civic engagement. Recipients are well-rounded individuals that demonstrate a notable capacity for learning and service to others.
$1,000 each awarded to two recipients.  Up to ten runner-ups will be awarded $200 each.

TALB Career Advancement Scholarship Award
For TALB Bargaining Unit Members. This award recognizes educators pursuing higher education in order to grow one’s capacity as an effective educator. Recipients are current members that demonstrate a notable desire to grow as a more effective educator.
$1,000 award to one recipient.  Up to two runner-ups will be awarded $300 each.

Future Educators Scholarship Award
For newly-hired LBUSD teachers or university students who intend to become a LBUSD teacher. This award recognizes the importance of new people entering the education profession. Recipients are college students or newly hired teachers that demonstrate a notable capacity for teaching.
$1,000 awarded to one recipient.  Up to two runner-ups will be awarded $200 each.

Completed applications for 2024 scholarships must have been received at the TALB Offices by 4:30pm on April 26, 2024

Download 2024 Scholarship Applications and Instructions Here

May 1 @ 5:00 pm – LBUSD Board of Education Meeting

May 1 @ 5:00 pm – LBUSD Board of Education Meeting

Long Beach Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Regular Long Beach Board of Education meetings are usually held at 5 p.m. in the Long Beach Unified School District Administration Building, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach.

Agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance in the lobby of the Administration Building. Board of Education meetings are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

School board meetings are typically live-streamed on the LBUSD YouTube Channel.

Scheduled Meetings: 2023-24

  • June 28
  • July 26 (Workshop)
  • August 9 (Workshop)
  • September 6
  • September 20 (Workshop)
  • October 4
  • October 18 (Workshop)
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 8* (Friday)
  • December 20
2024 Scheduled Meetings:
  • January 17
  • February 7
  • February 20-21 (Workshop)
  • February 21
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • June 5
  • June 18 (Tuesday)

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

The Board of Education values public input and encourages members of the public to make public comments during its meetings. Any member of the public wishing to address the board may approach the microphone when called upon.

Addressing the Board Regarding Agenda Items
You may address the Board on agenda items, before action is taken, by filing a written request with the assistant secretary (forms are available near the entrance prior to the meeting). Persons will be allowed to speak in the order in which the requests are received.

Addressing the Board Regarding Items Not on the Agenda
If you request to speak about a matter of school district business not on the agenda, you will be invited to make your remarks during the “Public Testimony on Items Not Listed on Agenda” portion of the agenda. Limited discussion may take place on the part of the Board of Education on an item which has not received public notice by being listed on the agenda. However, after receiving public testimony, any member of the Board may recommend placing such item(s) on the agenda of a future meeting or refer the item(s) to staff for a report.

When You Are Recognized to Speak
Please step to the microphone, state your name and address for the record, and direct your remarks to the chair. Remarks by persons addressing the Board of Education shall be limited to three (3) minutes per person for agenda items (30 minutes total) and three (3) minutes for non-agenda items (30 minutes total), unless the Board agrees to extend the time. Charges or complaints against individual employees should be submitted as a personnel complaint with Human Resource Services in writing so that complaints may be heard in closed session in conformity with the Brown Act. Remarks by any person addressing the Board which denigrate the religious, racial or personal characteristics of any person are discouraged.  Please remember that young children often watch these board meetings, so we invite commenters to use language that is suitable for young children.

Available for Public Review
Agenda and minutes of previous meetings are available on the LBUSD website or at the Board of Education office.

Placing an Item on the Agenda
You may place matters directly related to school district business on the agenda by filing a request form, available from the assistant secretary of the Board of Education. Please include available back-up material. The Superintendent or designee will determine whether the matter is directly related to school district business. Written requests must be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

May 6 @ 4:45-5:45pm – REAC Committee Meeting

May 6 @ 4:45-5:45pm – REAC Committee Meeting

TALB REAC Committee Meetings

What is REAC? The Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) monitors BIPOC representation within TALB and provides BIPOC input on TALB membership programs and policies.
What is BIPOC? Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Color
Rosa Palacios – Minority-A-Large – TALB Executive Board Member

Committee Meetings:  First Mondays of the Month
4:45 to 5:45pm at the TALB Office

January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024
March 4, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 6, 2024

If you have ideas on how to motivate and encourage more participation from our REAC-BIPOC members, come join us!

We want to hear from you!