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Garden Grove Education Association
President: Tina Gustin-Gurney, Electronic AdNotes – April 28, 2016
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480

Join GGEA President at School Board mtgs. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Next School Board Meetings:
May 2nd & May 16th
7:00pm @ District Office, Fifth Floor

Please join us:
Rancho, Alamitos, McGarvin, Bryant, Gilbert, Zeyen, Stanford,
Brookhurst, Faylane, Pre-School, Nurses, Special Ed Teachers,
Pick up a sheet from Tina to win a prize!

Bargaining Dates
April 27, May 4, May 9, June 8, June 13
GGEA and GGUSD have just started negotiating for the 2017-18 school year. GGEA presented proposals to the district and GGEA has received proposals from GGUSD. At the table, the two teams will review these to understand the reasoning behind each proposal. We use Interest Based Bargaining which allows the teams to look for what agreements can be made and what else needs to be discussed. Reps were given all proposals to share with their members. The GGEA team may seek further information through a bargaining survey from members as we learn more during the bargaining process. We look forward to collaborative and informative negotiations meetings.

Wear your GGEA Blue Bracelet sand/or Blue Shirts on
Tuesdays to show your GGEA Pride
Attention Temp and Probationary Teachers
Please contact Tina a or at 714-638-7480
if you are in danger of not getting your contract renewed
The Advocate and Elections Next Week
  Read the latest Advocate.  It includes the names of those running for GGEA Board of Directors and State Council. Elections will be held at each site next week.  If you write in a candidate, please be sure they are interested in serving. Click here to read:  
Payroll Update
  The Tentative agreement was ratified at Rep Council on Tuesday, April 25. GGUSD payroll is working with the County Department of Ed on the payment plan.  The 0.5% raise will be included in the May 31 check.  The 1.5% off schedule payment as well as retro pay will be included in the June 30 check.  
May 1 Day of Action/Take The Pledge
  CTA and NEA are encouraging all schools to participate in support of public schools.  GGEA will be sending all members badges to wear on this day.  Our organizing committee will develop a plan to help schools find ways to participate.  You can learn more by going to  To join our organizing team to plan this event, contact Tina at See Flyer CTA May 1  
May 1 Day of Action/Take the Pledge
  If your school wants to show support for the May 1 Day of Action, please share on social media using the hashtag #CTADayofAction.  Go to for any resources you need and to sign the pledge to support public education.  Let GGEA know if you have any plans for May 1.  We would love to join yo
Diaper Drive
  The Community Action Committee is asking for diaper donations to support our local community partner HOPE.  See the flyer for more info: Diaper Drive  
LCAP Meeting–We Need Member Input!
  GGEA is seeking any members who can join us at the GGEA Office on April 24 to look at the district Local Control Accountability Plan before it is rewritten. We will examine different areas and gather any questions or ideas which can be shared when the district drafts their new plan.  If you are able to attend, please contact Tina at
Do you know a member who makes a difference?
  The Human Rights Committee recognizes GGEA members who make a positive contribution outside of the classroom with the "I Make a Difference Award." This award is given to members who volunteer their time and energy to benefit the school community or the community at large.

Nominations should be submitted to the GGEA Human Rights Committee via email to Nominations can be submitted by a single member, by a group of members, or by the entire school staff. Please include the following in your nomination:

• The nominee's name, school and contact information
• His/her specific contribution (please provide details)
• Your name and contact information

Each month, the committee will honor an IMAD recipient at a Rep Council meeting and feature him/her in the GGEA Advocate. You can read more about this at on the Human Rights Committee page.
IEP Trackers
  Please go to and download the IEP tracker to keep track of any IEPs you attend this year. The information gives us data we can use to find out more about the number of IEPs being attended. Click to download the IEP tracker  
Attorney Available at GGEA Office
  GGEA provides its members with the opportunity to meet with an attorney for 30 minutes about non-job related issues free of charge. This is on a first come, first served basis. There are spaces available on the following Wednesday afternoon: April 26 from 3:00-4:30. Please call the GGEA office if you wish to schedule an appointment.   
Join the GGEA Facebook Page
  To join, Facebook members search for "Garden Grove Education Association" and ask to join the group. This is a great way to get up to date information. Allow our administrators 24-48 hours to accept your request. If you are concerned about privacy, please make sure your own Facebook page has privacy settings adjusted before joining GGEA Facebook.  

Together Everyone Achieves More

Contact Information:GGEA President: Tina Gustin-Gurney phone: 714-638-7480
fax: 714-638-9167
email: President-
    Executive Director – Armon Akerboom –
    Associate Staff Membership – -Susan Kaylor –
    Associate Staff Reception – Jenny Gonzalez –

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."