December 4, 2006

Registration of members and guests.

Meeting called to order at 3:34 p.m.

Role call of Rep. Council

Request by President: all attending members please sign in and fill out a name tag. He requested mutual respect of all speakers, no side remarks or interruptions, that the words of each are equally as important as yours. Choose your words carefully so that you need to speak one time to any discussion as time constraints may not allow a second chance. Discussion is limited to the motion on the floor. Motions limited to ten minutes. No ringing cell phones and phone conversations during the meetings. Your Representatives present at the meeting were: J. Bailey, R. Berman, M. Burton, P. Elliott, J. Harrison, C. Johnson, M. Martinez, L. Myhill, MJ. Roberts, T. Rotunno, A. Santos, R. Turner, S. Turner, J. Wells, P. Wiley. Also attending were S. Torres, and D. Crew.

Secretary presents the minutes:

Correction to the minutes: meeting ended at 5:35 p.m.

Minutes approved with correction.

Treasurer's Report:

Treasurer reported that she will move funds from checking to money market account. Also, will look at changing the mobile telephone account, now that we have some history of usage for comparison. Treasurer's report approved as presented.

Committee Reports:

Nurses Evaluation Form committee:

The final draft of the evaluation form has been approved by IBPST. This form will be used for the next year.


Loren reported that he has continued to update the memberships' email addresses. Richard is continuing to update the home address corrections and new member updates. All new membership applications are to be sent to him at Fischer School for processing with CTA and OCDE.


No report Secretary not present at meeting.

PAR Report:

Loren reported that the next meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2006. Funds are being distributed for the teen parenting program materials the teachers have requested. A date will be set for Michael Griender to give a presentation. Areas of concern that he will address are classroom management and body language.

Elections Committee:

The committee will meet as needed in order to expedite the next mailing to members regarding the contract proposal approval. Loren will call Pat as soon as this happens, and the committee will meet to mail the proposal to the membership for a vote.

President's Report:

Negotiations update: Loren gave a detailed update on contract negotiations to date.

Copies of the current bargaining unit Agreement are available on the intranet. Proposed changes will not be posted to the OCDE web site until after ratification. Members are encouraged to read joint communiqus for progress during recent sessions. Classified and management have both agreed to a 7% increase to their salary schedules and the Department has stated that they do not see any scenarios under which certificated would get any more.

Options regarding membership ratification of contracts will be researched: mailing, emailing.

Contract maintenance: Class size violations in day schools no longer show up on reports, but as our population grows in the coming months we all must be careful to not allow violations to begin reoccurring. Roster size violations in all programs must always be reported to the union and to your principal. Principals are responsible for all student placements and must be held strictly to our contractual agreement. All teachers must report violations to the contract. Even if it is another teacher at your site who is being violated; it is a serious matter and does affect you. Please read page 31 of the contract. It spells out class and roster size, as well as classroom space. Never forget that an injury to one is an injury to all. No one should be working in a hostile environment, and the vast majority of us do not. We must rally in support of anyone who is being abused and not ever become tolerant of this behavior. Everyone suffers in a negative environment, but we can change it if we all unite and stand up for each other.

Old Business:

New member packets and information is available from Richard Berman at 714-935-7651.

Site visits: Loren and Richard will continue to visit sites as time permits. If you want your site or staff meeting to be next in priority, please let them know.

New Business:

Loren requested that requests for reimbursement be made during New Business, and that receipts be given to Mary when expenditures are approved.

Motion: Art moved that he be reimbursed for negotiations and planning mileage expenses: John seconded the motion. Discussion of motion followed. July August: $337.31. Votes in favor: 10; against: 0. Motion carried.

The 2007 Spring Leadership Conference will be held in Newport Beach April 27, 28, 29, and members who wish to become more to become involved with the union are encouraged attend the conference.

Members have concerns regarding the OCSEA website. Motion/Rich Berman: To take bids and conduct an internal, independent review of our website. Motion seconded/Joel. Discussion followed. Send information to Loren. Present options and alternatives at the next meeting. Votes in favor: 10; against: 0. Motion carried.

Next Meeting: February 5, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.