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Garden Grove Education Association
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President: Tina Gustin-Gurney, Electronic AdNotes – November 17, 2017
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480 www.ggea.org
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  GGEA is an association of educators who advocate
for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve.


Join GGEA President at School Board mtgs. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Next Mtg:s: December 5 and 19

Bargaining Dates
December 8, December 11


Go to ggea.org to learn about your professional organization
Wear your GGEA BLUE on
Tuesdays to show your GGEA PRIDE

GGEA Election for CTA State Council
Ballots are due to the GGEA Office TODAY by 5:00 PM


 
 
 
 
GGEA Election for CTA State Council
 
  Due to no one getting the 50% plus 1 in the CTA State Council election, a run-off between the two who received the most votes will take place November 27-December 1. Please take the time to vote and support the democratic process. All others who ran will be alternates if they do not get elected as the main delegate. This benefits our members so they will have a voice at the CTA State Council Meeting.
 
 
 
 
Elementary Special Education Task Force
 
T he Elementary Special Education Taskforce met on October 23. This was a great opportunity for special education and general education members to share needs and ideas with district leaders from Personnel, Elementary Education and Special Education. As a result of their feedback, all sites that were impacted by the transition back of Mild Moderate students were contacted to ensure that all needed curriculum was at the site or on order. Furthermore, the leaders reviewed schedules at these sites and clarification was given as needed. The ideas and suggestions of the Special Education Taskforce will be instrumental in planning for the next phase of this process. In addition, information was shared at the Special Education Coordinators meeting about the Taskforce. The Elementary Task Force will meet again in January. A Secondary Task Force will be meeting in December.  
 
 
 
School Site Plan
 
  All staff should be aware of their own school site plan. The elected teachers on School Site Council should be involved in reviewing this plan each year and sharing with the staff. If you would like to look at your own school site plan, ask your principal or go to http://www.ggusd.us/district/single-plan-for-student-achievement. Your input on the use of funding for your school is important to ensure all stakeholders needs are met.
 
 
 
 
Kinder Aides
 
  All Kindergarten classes should have an aide for 1 1/2 hours each day as per the agreement we made for full day kindergarten. GGEA was informed that some schools did not have an aide at the beginning of the year. Aides should be in place by this time of the year. Please work with your principal if you have concerns or contact your GGEA rep if you need assistance.  
 
 
 
Canned Food Drive
 
  The GGEA Community Action Committee is working with the local Elk's Club to collect canned food donations.  The Elks will come to your school to pick up your donations.  To learn more about it see the flyer on your GGEA bulletin board or go to Food Drive    
 
 
 
CTA Scholarships, Grants and Awards
 
  CTA has several ways you can apply for money for yourself or for your students.  Go to https://www.cta.org/scholarships to find out more.  
 
 
 
Save Money!
 
  By being a member of GGEA, you are also a member of CTA and NEA. Both organizations have membership benefits that allow you to get discounts. You can save enough money that equals what you put out in dues!  Go to https://www.cta.org/Member-Services/Member-Benefits.aspx and you can download the app. Or go to https://www.neamb.com for national savings.  
 
 
     
   
 
Attention All Special Education Teachers
 
  The GGEA Special Education Committee is gathering data to present to the school district.  We are asking that all special education teachers report all time worked outside of their contracted work day to perform their jobs. We will be collecting information from 10/16 to 12/8.  SPEDTIMECARDS
 
 
 
 
Are you Homegrown?
 
  GGUSD is looking for employees who attended GGUSD schools and are now working for the district.  Rancho Rep, Bridget Lockhart, is working with the Public Information Officer, Abby Milone, to gather information and have a celebration! If you attended our schools and now work in our schools, go to http://www.ggusd.k12.ca.us to fill out the survey.  
 
 
 
Save Money!
 
  By being a member of GGEA, you are also a member of CTA and NEA.  Both organizations have membership benefits that allow you to get discounts. You can save enough money that equals what you put out in dues!  Go to https://www.cta.org/Member-Services/Member-Benefits.aspx and you can download the app.  Or go to https://www.neamb.com for national savings.  
 
 
 
Job Share
 
  If you are interested in having a job share partner next school year, email Jenny at jenny@ggea.org to be placed on a list.  Send your name and a personal email address where you can be reached about upcoming meetings regarding job shares.  
 
 
 
Join A GGEA Committee
 
  GGEA has several special committees that reach out to our members or our community. Are you interested in Human Rights? Would you want to help reach out to community partners? Do you enjoy giving back to our new members? Can you help with the 2018 school board campaign? Go to ggea.org and click on the committees link to find out more. Contact Tina at president@ggea.org if you have question.  
 
 
 
Local Control Accountability Plan
 
  All school districts in California must write an LCAP every three years. GGUSD recently completed their plan. This plan accounts for how the LCFF funds are used throughout the district. To learn more about this important plan go to http://www.ggusd.k12.ca.us/district/local-control-and-accountability-plan  
 
 
 
Attorney available at GGEA Offices
 
  GGEA provides our 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. 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.  
 
 
 

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Together Everyone Achieves More
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Contact Information:GGEA President: Tina Gustin-Gurney phone: 714-638-7480
fax: 714-638-9167
email: President- president@ggea.org
    Executive Director – Armon Akerboom – exec@ggea.org
    Associate Staff Membership – Susan Kaylor – membership@ggea.org
    Associate Staff Reception – Jenny Gonzalez – jennyg@ggea.org
website: www.ggea.org
 
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"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."