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Garden Grove Education Association
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President: Kelly Nolan, Electronic AdNotes – April 16, 2021
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480 www.ggea.org
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GGEA Mission Statement: GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve.

GGEA 2019-20 Goal: Engage membership through internal organizing to build a stronger union.

 
 


4/26 Rep Council

 
 

Negotiations Update

 
 

The Negotiations team met with the district yesterday. They are very close to reaching an agreement and will meet again this coming Monday, April 19th. Should a TA (Temporary Agreement) be reached, it will go to the GGEA BOD on Tuesday for approval which will set in motion Bylaw 5.8.

We will offer two(2) or three (2) information sessions to go over the TA on April 21- April 23. I will send out a Communique with specific times/dates on Tuesday, April 20th.

Included in the Communique will be election information as we will combine both our GGEA Chapter Elections with our Contract Election.

 
 

Stanton Art Exhibit Call for Artists: The World in Our Backyard

 
 

The city of Stanton will have its first Art Exhibit on Saturday, May 22, 2021 taking place at Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave. Stanton CA from 10-4 pm.

The theme of the exhibit is "The World in Our Backyard" and will feature art pieces submitted by high school students, college students, and other members of the community.

"These works of art should encapsulate the tapestry of people from different walks of life whose cultures, beliefs, values, and traditions make our community a richer, stronger, more inclusive place."

"Each work should be the artists’ unique interpretation of “The World in Our Backyard”. Consider some of the following questions to help get you started: 

  • What makes you proud to be a part of this community?
  • How does the community influence your identity?
  • Think about the members of this community – who are they? How do they make the community strong?
  • What is integral to this community that often gets overlooked by others? If you had to give a single snapshot of life here, what would that look like?"

To participate, complete and submit an application at https://bit.ly/2021StantonArtExhibit by April 22. All completed works of art should be delivered between the hours of 12pm-8 pm Monday through Sunday to the Stanton Central Park office, located at 10660 Western Ave., Stanton, CA 90680. All physical artwork must be received between April 22 to May 13 to be considered. Please contact Ann Nguyen with any questions at anguyen@ci.stanton.ca.us or (714) 890-4211.

 
 

CTA Virtual Conferences - April

 
 

Registration is now open for CTA's 2021 Special Education Conference - Home Edition! April 30 - May 2

CTA is excited to announce their inaugural Special Education Conference – Home Edition! This first ever conference has been created specifically for CTA members working in either general education or special education. This brand-new online event will have sessions and workshops that were designed to meet the changing and demanding needs of our members as they work to support, educate and serve all students regardless of their circumstance or situation.

University Credit is available to members attending CTA Statewide Conferences this year. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost of enrollment with CSU Chico, normally $75/unit. Note: Pre-approval from the district is required to receive credit.

Please let the GGEA Office know (jennyg@ggea.org) if you will be attending this conference prior to registering.

Registration link: https://www.cta.org/event/2021-special-education-conference

 
 

SB 95 - COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (Labor Code Section 248.2)

 
 

If you weren't aware, on March 29, 2021, California's SB 95 went into effect, which requires employers with more than 25 employees to provide 80 hours of sick leave when an employee is unable to work or telework because:

  • Is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a medical diagnosis
  • Is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 (stay at home order would not count)
  • Has been advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19
  • Is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from working or teleworking
  • Is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation period and/or has been advised to self-quarantine; or
  • Is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises

This is retroactive to January 1, 2021.

Note: This could affect your pay. Not to exceed $511 per day and $5,110 in total for 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.

 
 

Helpful Tax Information

 
 

Remember, ask your tax advisor if your professional association dues are tax deductible. Click on this link for your GGEA/CTA?NEA dues for the 2020 tax year.

 
 
REMINDERS
 
 

Speak With An Attorney

 
  The opportunity to speak with an attorney for 30 minutes on non-work related issues has resumed. Please call the GGEA office for more information.  
 

Join the GGEA Facebook Page - Connect with other members

 
  Search for "Garden Grove Education Association" and ask to join the group. Allow our admin 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. Here you an read education articles, see GGEA activities , and share your ideas.  
 

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Together Everyone Achieves More
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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."