Note: Scroll down to download Rep Election paperwork for the 2017-18 school year.
Representative Council is the policy-making body of TALB. Members at every school site can elect Association Representatives (also known as Site Reps) to represent their interests at the monthly Rep Council meetings. The Rep Council approves all TALB policies, adopts an annual budget, approves member dues structure, and can decide political positions for the Association. The Rep Council also discusses relevant issues that members are experiencing at the various school sites.
Every school can elect 1 Site Rep for every 15 members (or major fraction thereof) at that school site. For example, a school site with 37 members can elect 2 Site Reps, each with a vote at the Rep Council meeting. A school site with 38 members can elect 3 Site Reps.
The Site Rep is the direct link between the members and the rest of the Association. In addition to voting at Rep Council, Site Reps distribute important information to the members at their site. Site Reps can also relay questions and concerns to TALB staff, the Rep Council, or to TALB Board of Directors. Site Reps may assist members during meetings with the principal or administrator. Site Reps help to keep member contact records current at the TALB office. They help to organize volunteers and they facilitate elections.
Representative Council Meetings
K-12 Rep Council meetings are held monthly from August through May. Upcoming meetings will be held at the Teacher Resource Center, 1299 E. 32nd Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Refreshments are available at 4:00pm. Meetings are from 4:15pm - 6:00pm. The meeting dates are as follows:
- September 27, 2016 @ TRC
- October 25, 2016 @ TRC
- November 29, 2016 @ TALB Office
- January 24, 2017 @ TRC
- February 28, 2017 @ TRC
- March 28, 2017 @ TRC
- April 25, 2017 @ TRC
- May 23, 2017 @ TRC
Note: Reps need to be elected every school year. Rep Election paperwork can be downloaded (scroll below).
Child Development Center (CDC) and Head Start teachers also meet informally to discuss issues at their sites with the TALB President, the CDC/Head Start Chairperson (TALB Board member), and TALB staff. Dinner is served at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:00pm. These meetings are held at the TALB office, 4362 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 four times during the school year.
- September 15, 2016
- November 17, 2016
- January 19, 2017
- March 16, 2017
Rep Election Paperwork
School sites that need to conduct their Rep Elections can use this packet to facilitate their election:
After completing the Rep Election, the following two forms need to be completed and sent to the TALB office in order to be processed. Without submitting the Rep Election Report Form, newly elected Reps cannot vote at the Representative Council.