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2019-2020 CTA Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program

The California Teachers Association is pleased to announce the twentieth year of our
exciting art and essay recognition: The CTA Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards
This program is designed to provide recognition for educators and their students who
demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles by which Cesar E.
Chavez lived his life. The Awards Program honors the memory of this great man and
ensures that the spirit of his work continues in the classrooms of California.
The recipients, both students and sponsoring CTA members, will receive up to $550 (exact
amount will be determined by the Awards committee). Their work will be recognized by
posting visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications.
For the current school year, eligible entries must fit into the category of either Written
Essays or Visual Arts.

For more details clink on the link 2019-2020 César Chávez Brochure

Source: CTA.org

ACE General Election Results

Attached are the ACE general election results. Thank you to everyone who was a candidate. Thank you to everyone who counted ballots from our ACE Election Committee. Congratulations to all the winners.
Union strong.
Robert Lemoine
ACE President


March 7, 2019

 Legal Votes Cast         650

 Invalid Votes Cast         4

 Total Votes Cast          654


Secretary (521 votes) (262 needed to win)

Amanda Duggan-Gutierrez              203

Janice Marcano                                 318   (elected)


Treasurer (543 votes) (272 needed to win)                 

Russell Levine               542    (elected)


Elementary Director (480 votes) (241 needed to win)                               

Claudina Flores              479    (elected)

Kristine Jundanian       473    (elected)

Jack Yuill                        471    (elected)


Middle School Director (616 votes) (309 needed to win)

Jessica Lynn Head       311    (elected)

Wendy Stachowiak       259

Lori Walton                    407    (elected)


High School Director (511votes) (256 needed to win)

Mason Branham            507    (elected)


AT-Large Director   (496 votes) (248 needed to win)

Fabian Carballo            492    (elected)


PPS Director (521 vote) ( 262 needed to win)

Sabrina Chimienti     162

Mary Garrison           358    (elected)


CTA State Council Rep (502 vote) (252 needed to win)

Cristina Puraci           500    (elected)

NEA/RA Local Delegate

NEA/RA Delegate              Robert Lemoine                    463    (elected)

NEA/RA Delegate             Jessica Head                          422    (elected)

NEA/RA Delegate              Nathan Underwood              422    (elected)

NEA/RA Delegate              Camille Butts                         433    (elected)

NEA/RA Delegate             Rebekah Acord                       434    (elected)




2019 CTA Conference Grants

Grants are available to attend the Equity & Human Rights Conference in San Jose and the Good Teaching Conference in Garden Grove.

Equity & Human Rights Conference
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Conference Date: March 1-3, 2019Good Teaching Conference – South
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove
Conference Date: March 22-24, 2019

To apply for an incentive grant online visit www.CTAGo.org/grants.

Available Grants

New Member Grants will be awarded to applicants who are within their first 5 years of CTA membership.

Minority Incentive Grants – Minority members are defined as belonging to one of the following racial-ethnic groups:  African American; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Multi-ethnic.  These grants are offered to encourage minority leadership within the Association.

Small Chapter Incentive Grants will be awarded to small chapters with a unit size of 100 or fewer members or 200 or fewer members for Issues Conference.

Special Small Chapter Full Incentive Grants will be offered for Issues Conference participants from chapters with a unit size of 25 or fewer members.

Special Under-Represented Groups (White Male, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender) Grants will be offered for Equity and Human Rights Conference participants.

Grants cover conference registration and transportation.

For full details and to apply for a grant, go to www.CTAGo.org/grants.

Should you have any questions regarding the online application process for the incentive grants, please call the CTA Conference Coordination Center at 650-552-5355.

Source: www.cta.org

Association of Colton Educators, Committees for 2018-2019

ACE-Committee-Descriptions-2018-2019-1.docx (115 downloads)


Alvord/Colton Uniserv (ALCO) (openings)
Meets with Alvord union representatives to plan and coordinate activities between the 2 local unions. Also goes through our combined budget and directs our CTA staff person. Preferred skills: small group meeting, visionary, interpersonal communication.

Bargaining (have previously served on Junior Bargaining; must attend CTA Summer training July 29-August 2)
Negotiates the contract for the association. Works closely with the other members of the team to reach an agreement with the District on contract negotiations. Preferred skills: debate, consensus building, good listener, team player, able to see a specific issue from many different perspectives.

Junior Bargaining (always willing to train for this; must attend CTA Summer training July 29-August 2)
Negotiates the calendar for the association. Also negotiates other items with the District that are not necessarily contractual. Works closely with the other members of the team to reach an agreement with the District on the calendar or other issue. Must be trained by attending CTA training. Preferred skills: debate, consensus building, good listener, team player, able to see a specific issue from many different perspectives.

Benefits Advisory Committee (openings)
Meets with the District to consult on health and welfare benefits. Preferred skills: clear understanding of the health and welfare benefits plans in the District, basic understanding of health and welfare plans in general, willing to meet with District officials.

Budget (many openings)
Collaborates with the Treasurer of ACE to create a budget for the fiscal year. Preferred skills: basic budget skills, good with seeing the “big picture”, basic mathematics understanding

Communications (many openings)
Communicate with ACE members through various media including our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. Preferred skills: technology skills, written communication skills, experience with social media or any other media.

Community Outreach (many openings)
Creates and implements a plan to reach out to the broader community to get and retain support for public education in our local area. Preferred skills: interpersonal skills, likes meeting new people, friendly

Elections (many openings)
Conducts all association elections. Creates election timeline, ballots, and other materials. This group is also in charge of counting general election ballots and reporting the results. Basically, this committee does anything and everything that deals with association elections. Preferred skills: Organized

Organize and file all grievances of the association. Also work with the District to come to an agreement to each grievance. This involves maintaining documents and the timelines of each and every grievance in addition to following up and seeing each grievance to its conclusion. Preferred skills: problem-solving, understanding of the current contract, compassion, patience, willing to work with members in difficult situations

LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) (openings)
District joint committee that plans how to spend funds districtwide that comes from the state (approx. 6 million). Preferred skills: able to prioritize, see the good of the whole, think district-wide, debate in a large group, articulate benefits and weaknesses of various ideas.

Membership Engagement (many openings  – ACE needs A LOT of folks to help with this one next year)
Recruit, retain, maintain, and inform the membership. This committee is dedicated to letting our members know the benefit and value to being a part of ACE. Preferred skills: active ACE member, positive, comfortable talking with people

Organizing/Crisis (many openings)
Helps educate our members on current issues that pertain to ACE members. During “unfavorable” bargaining, organizes activities to support a fair negotiated settlement. Preferred skills: mobilizing a large group, public speaking, willing to stand up for your rights and the rights of others

PAC (Political Action Committee) (many openings)
Interviews candidates for school board and meets with other political entities in the surrounding area to make recommendations to the Executive Board to support political candidates. Preferred skills: basic understanding of local politics, collaboration with other committee members

PBIS (many openings)
This is a committee that will work on student behavior issues and the implementation of PBIS district-wide.

Peer Assistance Review (PAR) Panel (1 high school opening)
Oversees and coordinates the implementation of the PAR and induction programs. Meets twice a month with the District to discuss the programs. Personnel and confidential information is discussed. Preferred skills: Gone through BTSA (or induction program), advocacy for members, understanding of new teacher issues, problem-solving, able to work with District representatives, knowledge of mentoring

Scholarship (many openings)
Organizes the scholarship from the association. Distributes materials and timelines concerning the applications for the scholarship, reads all applications and determines the recipient(s) of the scholarship(s). Preferred skills: reading, fair-minded, objective.

Sick Leave Bank (openings)
Meets in collaboration with the District to discuss the current sick bank program. Also makes decisions on members who apply to use sick bank leave. Preferred skills: basic understanding of sick leave policies, team player, collaboration with District personnel, able to follow procedures.

Social (many openings)
Works to plan and implement all social events within the association. This includes the annual Holiday party in December, the annual Retirement celebration at the end of the school year, our regular mixer/social gatherings, and our Day of the Teacher appreciation. Also takes care of special occasions such as birthdays and births. Preferred skills: planning social events, outgoing, enthusiastic.