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Garden Grove Education Association
President: Tina Gustin-Gurney, Electronic AdNotes – October 13, 2017
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480

  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 Mtgs: October 17

Bargaining Dates
October 26, November 3, November 15, December 8, December 11

Special Education Town Hall Oct. 16 

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New Teacher Webinar
  The NEA Center for Organizing is pleased to share this information about the next webinar in our series for first year educators. Our panel of professional practice leaders will share lessons learned about managing classrooms, identifying instructional, local, and community resources, and balancing professional expectations with the realities of life.

What: Thriving in Your First Year and Beyond
When: Monday October 16th, 7:00pm EST

Disaster Relief
  The CTA Disaster Relief Fund is a separate, special fund just for members of CTA. The fund is endowed to provide financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to disasters in California. If you or another member experienced a loss due to the recent fires go to: Also see more info here CTADTR Info | CTADTR Application  
California Casualty Disaster Relief
  If you have an auto, homeowner or renters policy with California Casualty and have:

  1. Been forced to evacuate your home;
  2. Suffered smoke damage; and/or
  3. Suffered other fire related damage
Please call toll-free at 1-800-800-9410 so that they can assist you as quickly as possible. When you call, press 4 when prompted or remain on the line for an operator and you will be transferred to a claims specialist who can assist you.
Elementary Special Education Town Hall
presented by GGEA Special Education Committee
October 16, 2017 3:30 to 5:00 at GGEA Office.
  Open to all elementary special education and general education teachers. Please bring your questions, concerns and comments about how Special Education is functioning at your site. Refreshments will be provided.  
Attention All Special Education Teachers: UPDATE
  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 work day to perform their jobs. We are sending new forms as the previous forms had a few mistakes.  We are sorry for this inconvenience. We will be collecting information from 10/16 to 12/8. SPED Timecard

Also, if you did not receive a Super SPED Teacher tee shirt last year, the committee will be placing another order on 11/9. Email Teri Hendrix if you would like one. Nurses may order shirts as well. SPED T-shirt
GGEA Election
  GGEA will be holding a special election Oct. 30- Nov.3 to elect one delegate for CTA State Council. We have one empty seat that needs to be filled. Delegates go to Los Angeles 4 weekends in a school year to debate and pass the business of CTA. If you are interested in running for this position, fill out the form and return it to the GGEA office by October 20. Contact GGEA if you have any questions about this position: CTA State Council  
Health Benefits Update
  Members may update or switch their choice for medical benefits each year. This year open enrollment is taking place in October. Meetings will be held at Edgar on October 9, 12 and 19. One meeting is scheduled at Maintenance and Operations on Lampson on October 18. You may attend any of these meetings to learn more about the different options and to ask questions. Refer to your GGUSD/GGEA contract to learn more about your health benefits package that has been negotiated for all.

Dental Plan: You should have all received a phone call and notice about the changes in the Dental Program. You may learn more about the changes when you attend the Open Enrollment Meetings.

Prescriptions:  If you are told a prescription is being denied, call the district insurance office.  If the office is closed, call the toll free phone number on the American Health Prescription card and you can get immediate assistance.
Salary Advancement-Read Article 12 in the contract
  Please see page 28 of the GGEA/GGUSD Contract agreement to make sure you understand about receiving credit for salary advancement. When you earn units, there are forms and documents that must be turned in by Nov. 1 for courses completed before the first workday. If you are taking credits outside of GGUSD, you must get prior approval.  
  The Standard Disability is happy to announce, The Campaign has been met! They are grateful for everyone's help and expressed that they could not have done this without the support of our site representatives who assisted them on the set up and actual site visits.

Thanks again for your time and efforts to help us make this campaign a success for GGEA and Standard. We are please that our members will have this important coverage. They have extended the campaign until October 15. You can still sign up for Disability or Life Insurance: Click to apply

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 and click on the committees link to find out more. Contact Tina at 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  
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. The lawyer is available October 25 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."