Disaster relief available to members affected by fires
Whenever you need us, CSEA is here. The raging fires in Northern California have already impacted some of our members, their homes and the communities they serve. In response to these devastating fires, Association President Michael Bilbrey has made emergency assistance funds available to affected members.
Not Just Teachers: Supporting Students’ Success
Association President Michael Bilbrey for the U.S. Dept of Education Blog:
As summer ends and the school year begins, we often think about teachers and students heading back to school. While teachers prepare lessons and students learn new concepts we can’t forget the service employees who provide support that enable the schools to run efficiently.
Classified employees are the backbone of education
In the modern age, school districts could not function without classified school employees. These essential staff members perform a wide range of vital services for students, parents, teachers and administrators. This extraordinary workforce keeps our campuses safe, clean and organized. Most importantly, they strive to improve the lives of our students every day.
CSEA Member Trainers’ Bureau
CSEA is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Member Trainers’ Bureau. The Member Trainers’ Bureau (MTB) is an appointed volunteer leadership position. As a member of the MTB, you will be certified to deliver trainings to members in your region, area, and in some cases other parts of the state.
CSEA Annual Conference in Sacramento
CSEA’s Annual Conference was held in Sacramento Aug. 4-7. Member delegates spent four days at the 88th Annual Conference adopting resolutions, analyzing the Association budget, listening to important speakers and honoring outstanding classified employees.
Gov. Jerry Brown fires up delegates at CSEA conference
At CSEA's 88th Annual Conference, Gov. Jerry Brown praised CSEA members for helping to turn things around in California. Other top lawmakers addressed also addressed CSEA members, including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson amd Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin DeLeon.
CSEA goes to Washington D.C.
A delegation of CSEA leaders traveled to Washington D.C. in May to meet with Congressional representatives and federal education officials. Chief among the delegation’s priorities were securing full funding for federal education programs and obtaining support for a national recognition of classified school employees.
Governor signs 2014-15 budget
Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 state budget on June 20. The balanced, on-time state budget plan pays down debt, directs additional funding for local schools and health care, shores up the teachers' retirement system and builds a solid Rainy Day Fund.
LCFF & LCAP Toolkit
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new school funding calculation in California. As part of the LCFF, LEAs must develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to set goals in eight priority areas specified by the state. CSEA has created a toolkit to help you understand the LCFF and the LCAP and to help CSEA chapters get involved in the process.
Rob Feckner re-elected to CalPERS Board
CalPERS Board President Rob Feckner was unopposed in his bid to win re-election to the CalPERS Board this year. He will serve another four-year term on the board.
Administrator Ranking Survey
Have you ever wondered what CSEA members in another school district think of an administrator who might be applying for a job at your district? A survey, conducted for the first time in 2013, invited CSEA chapter leaders to offer their opinion on top administrators in their district. See how they rated.
Know your rights
Classified employees are afforded many basic rights by law or through collective bargaining. Learn about your rights on the job and what you can do to protect yourself if your rights are violated.
What Obamacare means for you
The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires everyone to obtain some form of health insurance next year. This is the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare.”