The Standard Disability and Life Insurance for CTA Members 2019-2020

45th WHO Awards

Susan Dluhy and Brenda Mancia were honored at the 45th Service Center One/CTA/NEA WHO Awards on May 1, 2019 at the Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills. Thank you for strengthening our union, our working conditions, and our schools!

March Deal: Aquarium of the Pacific

During the month of March, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff with valid identification. Friends and family are only $10 per person with a limit of four (4).


The CTA 2019 Equity and Human Rights Conference is this weekend, March 1-3 in San Jose.

If you would like to watch some of the sessions live, you can register at this link:

The sessions will be archived if you want to watch at a later time.

The Virtual Pass sessions are:

Women in Power

Bullseye! Student-Centered Pedagogy

Resilient Teachers

S.H.E. is Me! A Curriculum for Girls

Safe Place to Learn Act / Ed. Code 234-234.5

What are school personnel required to do if they witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against a student?

According to Ed. Code 234.1(b)1, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.

This applies to all students on campus or attending a school activity no matter their "actual or perceived...immigration status...disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics."

I think that covers all of our students! So let’s embrace our students for who they are, and make school and school activities a place where our students can focus on their learning.

MVSD Teacher of The Year 2018-19 and WSGV SELPA Exceptional Special Education Teacher 2017-18 Honored

Lena Solis, MVSD 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year, and Heather Whittemore, WSGV SELPA Exceptional Special Education Teacher 2017-2018, were honored this month on two separate occasions.

Lena Solis was honored at the LA County Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet in Universal City.

Heather Whittemore was honored at the MVSD Board Meeting in El Monte.

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!

Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year Banquet.

Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year Banquet.

MVSD Board Meeting.

MVSD Board Meeting.

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes SB 328

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 328 on Thursday. The bill would have required middle and high schools to start no later than 8:30 a.m.

CTA was in favor of rejecting the bill stating on their website, “School start times should be decided at the local level and include community input. Local leaders, with this input, are best prepared to make these decisions that will best meet the needs of the students.”

A speech at the 2018 Service Center ONE Legislative Breakfast on September 15 given by assembly member Patrick O’Donnell of Long Beach mentioned that not all communities are alike and have different challenges. One community is unable to start school at 8:30 a.m. or later due to a train schedule. Another community has agriculture classes that start early in the morning during zero period.