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  2. Most recent UPDATE newsletter: 06.03.14

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New TALB Executive Director

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.

Click here to see the salary schedules.


Administrative Changes/Promotions

The district released a list of administrative changes and promotions on July 21, 2014.

Click here to see the list.


New LBUSD Admin Assignments

The district released a list of new administrative assignments for the 2014-15 school year.

Click here to see the list.


TALB Members 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 BARGAINING PROPOSALS

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 be discussed.

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 proposals.

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.

The complete proposal can be downloaded by clicking here.


THE HEAT IS ON
SEVERAL CLASSROOMS OVER NINETY DEGREES

Several 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:

  1. YOUR SCHOOL:
  2. YOUR ROOM NUMBER:
  3. HOW HOT WAS THE ROOM?
  4. WAS THIS AN ESTIMATE OR A THERMOSTAT READING?
  5. WHAT WAS THE DATE(S) OF THE EXCESSIVE HEAT IN THE CLASSROOM?

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 ccallopy@talb.org.


RIF UPDATE:
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.


Calendar 2014-15 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 Updates page.


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