The TALB/LBUSD bargaining teams met on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, February 2nd. The teams held lengthy discussions on adjunct duties and the number of hours of adjunct duties assigned. There has been some conceptual agreement surrounding Health Benefits in an ongoing struggle to keep medical plans under the District Annual Maximum. Still on the table is Compensation for the 2016-17 school year. While there is some anxiety surrounding the State budget and Federal policies, which may or may not affect LBUSD, investing in education is a long held tradition, it is “The Long Beach Way”. The next bargaining session is scheduled for March 7th at the TALB office.