Chapter 19 Newsletter
Volume ? Issue 5 California School Employees Association May 2009
Scholarship to be Presented May 21! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 1-2
To Elizabeth Dungy, daughter of Deborah Dungy
Celebrate Classified School Employees May 17 - 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4
Support Props. 1A & 1B for Education’s Sake!
May 19 Election. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5,
Support Props. 1A & 1B for Education’s Sake!
Inside this issue: Page
About the Flu 2
President’s Message 2
May Birthdays 2
Superintendent George Mannon
May 1 Message
Thursday, May 21
Budget Update 3 5:15 pm
May Calendar 4 Classified Conference Center
Chapter Officers 4
Celebrate Classified School Employees 4 (next to Food Services & EMB)
CSEA Soccer Night July 11 4
April Tax Collection Short – Worsens Budget 5
May 19 Election 5
Props 1A & 1B for Education 5
CSEA Victory Club – Purpose & Reason to Join 6
CSEA YouTube Channel 6
Classified Jobs 6
Member Benefits: How; CSEA Master Card; 7-9
CSEA Store; See’s Candy; Movie Discount;
Auto Discount; San Diego Sea World;
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; Grand
Canyon Railway; Santa Fe Renaissance 2009 CSEA Scholarship
Fair; Online Member Benefit Guide Award recipient
June Birthdays 9 CSEA would like to recognize Elizabeth Dungy
June Calendar 9
as the 2009 CSEA Scholarship Award recipient.
Flyers to Post Congratulations Elizabeth!
CSEA Victory Club Needs You 10 The scholarship award will be presented to
CSEA Victory Club Application 11 Elizabeth on May 21 at 5:30 pm in the Classified
Area G LA Soccer Rivalry Night 12 Conference Center. Please plan on attending to wish
Soccer Tickets Order Form (until gone) 13 her congratulations and good luck!
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 1
Elizabeth is a senior at North High School and
played softball for two years. She participated in the
North High Green Team and currently volunteers for President’s
her church and the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
Enthusiastic and cheerful, dedicated and hard Message
working, Elizabeth would like to pursue a degree in
Psychology. Her goals are to help abused or WASSSUP! – Budget,
abandoned teenagers who are having trouble at home budget, budget, cuts, cuts, layoffs, layoffs. Bet you are
or school. tired of hearing these words. Well, so are we. For the
past two years that is all we have heard. It seems that
Linda Luhmann everything hinges on the outcome of two very
Ralinda Phillips important items - the Special Election and the May
Theresa Shimamoto Revise (which by the way has been sent to June by our
CSEA Scholarship Committee Great Governor). If the Special Election doesn’t go
the right way, we will be looking at more cuts. If the
May Revise is bad, then we will be seeing a whole lot
more cuts. As you know, without Teachers and
Classified workers, schools cannot exist.
Now is the time that you should write your
Representatives in Sacramento and let them know
Flu who put them there and who pays them. Both parties
From www.tusd.org are responsible and should be held accountable. Send
your letters to Jenny Orapaza, Ted Lieu, Jack
There have been no cases of this O’Connell and even the Governor. If you are not sure
disease within our District and TUSD is posting this who represents you, go to ca.gov.com and find out.
information as a precaution and at the request of Then send them a letter. Let them know that what is
LACOE. Please click on the links provided on the happening is hurting our children. “CUTS HURT
TUSD website to access an emergency toolkit and KIDS.”
frequently asked questions, which provides resource Please try to attend the monthly meeting as it is
guides for information. always very informative. Those who have attended
leave each time after learning something new and
From www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/fluinfo.asp useful for the existence of the Classified Workers.
Although some of the resources were developed Have a great “Classified Employee’s Week” and
during preparation for responding to avian flu, the know that you are the life and strength of TUSD.
precautions and procedures are the same for the
current swine flu outbreak, including, but not limited In Solidarity,
to: Anna Marie San Roman, President
• School personnel who are sick should stay home. Chapter 19, T.U.S.D.
• Students who are sick should stay home. California School Employees Association
• Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Wash hands often and properly—for at least 20
seconds. It is essential that you ensure that all
school sites have soap and/or hand sanitizers for
both student and staff use.
CSEA also has information on the swine flu on May Birthdays
our website, with a focus on our members’ safety and 5 Danielle Sibley 23 Ana Maria Bastidas
funding for the school at: 8 Julia Nakamoto 24 Norma Martinez
9 Marlene Abe 25 Blanca Alvarez
10 Marsha Hatanaka 26 Lynne Foster
13 Elaine Marsilio 27 Robin Kurth
19 Kimberly Argento 28 Ruth Marshall-Coulter
19 Isabel Inn
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 2
from Dr. George Mannon
May 01, 2009
Subject: Budget Update
I would like to take this opportunity to
focus on the accomplishments of the In the April 28th TUSD Budget Update emailed to
people who work in our District and all employees, Superintendent George Mannon
positively impact the lives or our discussed how the California economic situation has
students. During the month of May, we worsened since January:
In my decades as an educator, I have never
recognize the achievements of our
witnessed such a disastrous disintegration in
exceptional employees by celebrating School Nurses education funding. The effect of Sacramento’s inability
Day on May 6, California Day of the Teacher on May to resolve the state’s budgetary crisis is repeatedly
13, and Classified School Employees Week from May being felt by TUSD. As a result, the TUSD Board of
17-23. Our nurses work tirelessly to ensure the well- Education has been forced to make challenging
being of our students and make sure they are healthy decisions - they have made three rounds of budget
and safe. Our teachers continue to accomplish reductions for this school year alone, with more cuts
miracles daily in their classrooms and with their on the horizon after the special election on May 19th.
guidance our students continue to reach the highest The May Revision, which is traditionally released mid-
pinnacles in their academic, athletic, artistic, and May, is not scheduled to be presented
until early June. The results of the
other extracurricular endeavors. Our classified
special election and the delayed May
employees are instrumental in providing essential Revision will indicate whether TUSD will
support to certificated staff in the classroom, at school have to make yet another round of cuts.
sites, and at the District offices. I am so proud to be TUSD applied for CDE federal stimulus funds on
part of such an extraordinary collection of dedicated April 18, 2009. At this time, the funding allocation for
individuals. Thank you for your contributions to each school district is unknown. Also, we do not know
TUSD and for making it such a high-achieving when these funds will be available, which can be any
District. time between May and June.
We are waiting for the results of the CDE federal
dollars allocation. We are waiting for the results of
the state propositions on the May 19th ballot. We are
waiting for the May Revision to be released in June.
Only then can the TUSD Board make decisions about
any restoration of personnel and programs - after the
May Revision and before the end of the budget year.
Information received from Sacrament and CDE
constantly changes. Mannon promises to keep us all
updated. During these hard economic times, I
understand the heightened level of frustration our
dedicated teachers and employees are feeling. The
disastrous economic leadership in Sacramento has
forced us to make decisions that adversely affect the
classroom and our students. As a District we are
proud of the talented and creative teachers and
employees that work so hard for our students’ success.
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 3
Calendar - May
DROWNING PREVENTION MONTH Classified School
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE
NATIONAL BIKE MONTH May 17—23, 2009
NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MONTH
Day Event Celebrating the dedication of
3-9 PTA Teacher Appreciation Week classified employees
3-9 Be Kind to Animals Week Classified School Employee Week is more than a
celebration of school employees. It’s a celebration of
4 Board of Education meeting, 7:30 pm
people. This week is dedicated to recognizing the
5 Cinco de Mayo people who often work without the praise or
5 National Teacher Day recognition they deserve. They are the people who
keep our schools running, and the people who keep
6 National School Nurse Day our schools safe. They are the people who work every
6-7 State Board of Ed. meeting, Sacramento day to improve the lives of our students.
8-14 Blue Ribbon Week Many school districts and community colleges
will pay tribute to the work of classified employees
10 Mother’s Day during Classified School Employee Week, but the
11-17 National Children's Book Week recognition is deserved year-round. While teachers get
13 Day of the Teacher (CA Ed. Code Sec. 37222) credit for their efforts in the classroom and
administrators get the big paychecks for managing
15 Policy Officer’s Memorial Day staff and resources, it’s classified employees who
16 Armed Forces Day keep our schools running safely and efficiently day-in
18 Board of Education meeting, 7:30 pm and day-out.
From kindergarten to college, classified
18-22 Classified School Employees Week employees are proud of getting the job done right and
19 VOTE! for Education providing personal service. They dedicate themselves
to their jobs, and they work to make the dream of
25 Memorial Day (CA Ed. Code Sec. 37220)
education—and all the hope that comes with it—a
25 National Missing Children’s Day reality for our students.
ATTENTION CSEA MEMBERS
Area G has put together
a Soccer's nite out.
Current Officers: Sounds like lots of fun
and that is what we need with
Chapter President: Anna San Roman, x7705 all the bad budget news.
1st Vice President: Kay Peterson, x6173 Come have fun and bring your
family, and friends too.
2nd Vice President: Marta Rasmussen, x4982 July 11 – Home Depot Center
Secretary: Danielle Sibley, x7018 SEE FLYER ATTACHED
Treasurer: Orlino David, x6153
Public Relations: Susan Adams, x7613
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 4
Support Props 1B and 1C
for Education's Sake
May 4, 2009 There are two initiatives on the May 19 ballot that
are essential to preventing more harmful budget cuts
April Tax Collection Short and restoring the funding that has already been cut
from California public schools.
$1.8 Billion Proposition 1B would ensure that public schools
receive funds owed under Prop 98 and Proposition 1C
The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) would provide almost $1 billion in guaranteed
recently reported that tax collections for both the education funding in place of lottery revenues, which
personal income tax and the corporation tax fell short fluctuate from year to year.
$1.87 billion of the budgeted level for the current Proposition 1B would ensure that when
year. Coupled with the already existing shortfall Proposition 98 is underfunded that education funds are
coming into April, year-to-date General Fund paid back. It would restore over $9 billion in
revenues are now almost $2.6 billion below budget education funding over the next five years.
This will likely push the estimated 2009-10
shortfall even higher. Additionally, if the special Protects Money for Our
election ballot measures related to the State Lottery Schools
(Proposition 1C) and the transfer of special fund Proposition 1C protects the money our schools
revenue (Proposition 1D and 1E) don’t pass on May receive from the lottery and, according to the
19th, this will create an immediate additional $6 billion nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, Proposition
deficit. 1C would see payments to schools and community
Please remember that at this point these are colleges “grow faster and more consistently.”
estimates and not a formal budget forecast. Formal
information on the state of the budget will be provided Helps the State Budget
with the release of the June Revise. (The budget
revise is typically released in May but because of the without raising taxes
special election the release will be moved back to Proposition 1C provides $5 billion immediately to
June.) help close the budget deficit—without raising taxes. It
helps our state budget, protects against even higher
taxes and would prevent more cuts to schools,
children’s healthcare, police and fire.
Proposition 1C will strengthen audit requirements
of the lottery and require these audits to be posted on
Support propositions 1B and 1C to help preserve
May 19 and restore this critical funding for our schools
Be an Education Voter
Support propositions 1B and 1C to help preserve
and restore this critical funding for our schools and CSEA Board Positions on
1A (Neutral) 1D (Neutral)
1B (Support) 1E (Neutral)
1C (Support) 1F (Neutral)
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 5
The CSEA but it does not qualify the contributor for Victory Club
What are the levels of
needs you membership?
VIP: $6 or more per month
Please join the Victory Club today. If you are Sponsor: $3-$5.99 per month
already a member, please increase your contribution. Member: $1-2.99 per month
We can’t do it without you, but together we can win
the rights, retirement and respect that classified
Victory Club funds help us
§ Fully fund education and insure that the promise
of full funding for our schools is kept.
§ Protect and preserve our pensions. We need to
stop legislation and initiatives to take away
guaranteed pensions and force employees into
risky 401k style plans.
§ Provide access to affordable health care. We need
to campaign for legislation and ballot measures to
insure every classified employee has quality,
CSEA has its own
affordable health care. YouTube channel
§ Elect a Governor, legislators and school board CSEA has opened up shop on YouTube. Many
members who support public education, classified members already turn to our chapter and state
employees and organized labor. publications to stay informed about the issues that
§ Pass school bonds, so we can build, update and affect California’s public schools and classified
renovate our school facilities. employees. Now we are adding to our Web presence
§ Stop privatization and outsourcing of classified at csea.com with a YouTube channel.
jobs to the private sector. Our YouTube channel provides you with another
way to stay informed about what CSEA is doing to
How much does it cost? give voice to school employees and our priorities.
$1 a month is what the average CSEA Victory Updates will be posted to CSEA’s channel on a
Club member contributes to the Victory Club, yet the regular basis, including clips from conferences,
combined contributions of tens of thousands of workshops and guest speakers who address CSEA
Victory Club members can make a big difference. members and speak about our issues.
Check out CSEA’s YouTube channel to see
How is the money spent? interesting and informative clips about what’s
The Victory Club helps fund school board happening in your union.
campaigns, school bond elections, statewide ballot
campaigns and legislative races. Victory Club money
cannot be spent on CSEA operational expenses.
Who is eligible to join?
CSEA members, retirees and staff are eligible.
How do you contribute?
Automatic payroll or PERS deduction is the only
option for joining the Victory Club. A direct
contribution can be made as a gift to the Victory Club
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 6
T. U. S. D. Member Benefits
CLASSIFIED JOB OPENINGS
LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT PROCTOR-
Filing Deadline: May 18, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
OPEN Tier I incumbents proctor examinations
without the use of foreign language skills (English
Salary: $16.16 per hour
Consideration for this position requires the
submission and receipt by the Personnel
Commission of the Application for Employment-
Classified Service by the filing deadline.
Elementary and Middle Schools are looking for
paid Noon Aides (starting pay is around $10 per hour)
and/or volunteers to help supervise students at
lunchtime for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
If you our someone you know would like to be a part
of the school team, call your local school office for
Note: This is not a recruitment performed by the
Please note: Before sending a check or money order for
tickets it is possible the prices have gone up (at the
beginning of the year) or the park isn’t currently open. All
parks are not open year round. All water parks are closed
for the season. Great America in Santa Clara is closed, Six
Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and
the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are only open on
weekends. Go to www.csea.com for current prices or call
Member Benefits at (866) 487-2732.
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Enjoy Shamu and all the other
adventures at Sea World. CSEA
tickets includes a second day free.
Buy online from CSEA
Santa Cruz The Boardwalk is open daily
with limited ride operations until
Beach Memorial Day. Then the entire
Boardwalk park is open daily until Labor
Day. Enjoy free concerts on
Fridays throughout the summer.
Purchase ride wristband online
Show your CSEA membership card
for a 20 percent discount on train
fares to the Grand Canyon or 10
percent off discounted package
Everyone loves See’s. Purchase a deals. Kick back and relax on your
gift certificate for a one pound box way to the Canyon. More info at
of candy for $10.75. The www.thetrain.com
certificates have no expiration
Buy certificates online from CSEA Come to the Faire April 4 - May
17 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation
Area in Irwindale (where the 210
meets the 605). Adults $20.50
(reg. $25), and children ages 5-12
Movie Discount $12.50 (reg. $15).
CSEA offers discount tickets to Buy tickets online from CSEA
movie theatre chains throughout
California. Purchase tickets online For complete ticket information, contact your
from the CSEA Store CSEA Member Service Center
CSEA offers members a special
purchasing program that makes
shopping for a new car easier and
more affordable. More
CSEA Chapter 19 Newsletter – May 2009 Page 8
Online Member Benefits Upcoming:
Guide June Birthdays
The Member Benefits Program offers CSEA
members a unique way to earn back the dues they pay
through special savings and discounts. Since we are 7 Aida Harril 20 Joan Sabunas
such a large organization, we are able to buy tickets
and services at a discount, group-rate. We pass these 9 Orli David 20 Dawn Westergard
great savings on to our members as a reward for their 11 Liana Urrutia 22 Alicia Spitzer
membership in CSEA. 14 Michelle Fisher 22 Kathy Stanclift
Find all of these discounts online or request a
printed version of the CSEA Member Benefits Guide
14 Barbara Hayden 24 Brenda Banfield
by calling toll-free, (866) ITS-CSEA (487-2732). 15 Shelley Stallings 25 Rebekah Harman
15 Sue Trutanic 28 Aurora Alonzo
Browse Discounts (by category) 18 Shagoo Zuberi 29 Susan Adams
Amusement and Attractions
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1 Board of Ed. Meeting
5 World Environment Day
11 Race Unity Day
14 Flag Day
15 Board of Ed. Meeting
Our mission: 18 Last Day of School
To improve the lives of our members, 19 Staff Development – Student Free Day
students and community.
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