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Important Resources for TALB Members
- Get a Layoff Notice? Go to the Layoff
Survival Kit page
- Most recent UPDATE
- Archived UPDATE newsletters
- Salary Schedules
in Effect for 2013-14
- K-12 Contract
- CDC/Head Start Contract
Layoff Seniority List
- Info on Health Benefits
- School Calendars
New TALB Executive
After the retirement of Joe Boyd, the TALB Board of Directors
voted on Monday, July 14, 2014, to fill the vacant Executive
Director position. Effective Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Chris
Callopy was hired as our new Executive Director. Chris has
served in the Assistant Executive Director’s role for the
past 6 years. It is with excitement and anticipation that
we look forward to the upcoming school year.
New Salary Schedules for 2014-15
The district has released the new salary schedules effective
July 1, 2014.
here to see the salary schedules.
The district released a list of administrative changes and
promotions on July 21, 2014.
here to see the list.
New LBUSD Admin Assignments
The district released a list of new administrative assignments
for the 2014-15 school year.
here to see the list.
Ratify Bylaws Changes
Last November, the TALB Representative Council voted to add
a 6th TALB Board of Director area, Cabrillo. TALB had 5 Board
of Director areas based upon 5 of the 6 comprehensive high
schools (excluding Cabrillo). The addition of the new Board
area for Cabrillo required approval from the TALB membership.
On Friday, June 6, 2014, the TALB membership ratified the
Bylaws changes (95% Yes and 5% No) and so the TALB Board of
Directors will now include two new seats for the Cabrillo
Area Elementary and Secondary Directors.
REP COUNCIL APPROVES INITIAL
The TALB Representative Council met on Tuesday, May 28, 2014,
and approved the initial proposals for upcoming “reopener”
negotiations. “Reopeners” means that the entire contract is
not open for negotiations. In this round, salary, benefits,
plus three additional articles selected by each party will
TALB’s proposals were drafted by the TALB Bargaining Team
after they reviewed all of the bargaining surveys submitted
by TALB members. The TALB Board then reviewed the proposals.
Finally, the TALB Rep. Council (elected TALB members from
each school site) considered, modified, and approved the initial
The proposals will now be forwarded to the LBUSD, and after
public review of both the TALB and LBUSD initial proposals,
we will start formal negotiations.
In addition to salary increases, TALB is proposing improvements
in Article V (Days and Hours), Article VIII (Transfers), and
Article IX (Safety). The proposals include improvements in
preparation time; reductions in the number of meetings; adding
transparency to the transfer process; improved nurse staffing;
better classroom teacher support for severe classroom disruptions;
and immediate administrative response for classrooms that
exceed OSHA heat standards.
complete proposal can be downloaded by clicking here.
THE HEAT IS
SEVERAL CLASSROOMS OVER NINETY DEGREES
TALB members reported classroom temperatures exceeding ninety
degrees during the recent heat wave. Obviously, teaching and
learning are severely impacted by stifling heat in a small
cramped classroom of over 30 kids. TALB plans to pursue a
resolution to this problem as a part of upcoming negotiations.
You can help this effort by providing us with data.
IF YOUR CLASSROOM WAS TOO HOT IN THE RECENT HEAT
WAVE, PLEASE RESPOND BY PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- YOUR SCHOOL:
- YOUR ROOM NUMBER:
- HOW HOT WAS THE ROOM?
- WAS THIS AN ESTIMATE OR A THERMOSTAT READING?
- WHAT WAS THE DATE(S) OF THE EXCESSIVE HEAT IN
You can mail this info to the TALB office at 4362 Atlantic
Ave, Long Beach CA 90807 or fax it to us at 562-424-9352,
or email the data to email@example.com.
DISTRICT TO REINSTATE 130 RIF’D TEACHERS IN COMING WEEKS
As reported in earlier UPDATES, TALB continues to work with
the District on prioritizing the full reinstatement of RIF’d
teachers. TALB met with Superintendent Steinhauser last week
to review staffing projections for 2014-15. As a result, the
District intends to immediately reinstate 130 RIF’d teachers.
More teachers will likely be reinstated by the end of the
summer, based on additional retirements.
The District expects to notify reinstated teachers over the
coming weeks. In many cases, the District will offer full
reinstatement, but final job placement will be pending the
completion of the internal transfer process.
Ratified by TALB Members
TALB members voted to approved the Tentative Agreement on
the Calendar for 2014-15 (Yes: 1,215 / No: 334).
A copy of the proposed calendar that was voted on can be
downloaded at the Bargaining