News and Events
CSEA provides a variety of opportunities for members to get involved. We are looking forward to another round of fun-filled events this year. We’re bringing back some favorites, and invite your input and suggestions for additional activities! Below is a listing of some of the events we will be sponsoring. Dates, times and locations will be announced as the calendar of events is established. We always inform our members via email when we have an event planned.
Election For CSEA President And Vice President
The election for CSEA President and Vice President will be held in conjunction with the election for delegates to the CEA Delegate Assembly in February of 2018. Our President and Vice President are term-limited in their current offices, and this timeline will provide for a smooth transition next spring. Additional information, including the election process, timeline and nomination information will be publicized January 10 and candidates may begin campaigning January 11. Candidates may not campaign prior to that time. Nominations are due January 30, and the election will be held February 9-12.
2017-2020 Master Agreement
The following documents are available to members by logging in to the member portion of the CSEA website:
- Bargaining Settlement Summary 2017
- 17-18 Salary Schedule
- Cleanup Language
- Stipend Analysis Committee
- Term of Agreement
Is there a situation between you and a colleague at your workplace that is causing you stress or anxiety? Do you have a dispute with a co-worker that is causing your work or workplace to suffer? CSEA has a Peer Facilitation Cadre that can help you and a coworker identify core issues, find common ground and work for a solution that will resolve these issues. This voluntary cadre consists of trained peer facilitators who will work with you confidentially to help bring about a solution to the disagreement. Please contact your AR or CSEA for additional information.
Game Night For All!
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
CSEA, 2520 N. Tejon
We’ll have games for children and adults, but feel free to bring a favorite to share if you’d like. You may come and go as your schedule permits. We’ll have snacks and drinks for all, and hope you can join us!
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
Mondays starting January 22, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CSEA, 2520 N. Tejon
This course will enhance health and wellness with its focus on prevention and learning the "how" of taking good care of one's self and feeling a greater sense of balance in a frantic world. Developing and practicing the skills of mindfulness into everyday life helps reduce stress and anxiety and leads to a life of greater compassion, health, peace and well-being. Participants will meet two hours per week for eight weeks. This class is being sponsored by our sister organization, PPEA. RSVP here.
Saturday, January 27
Time and location to be announced later
SafeTALK is a half-day workshop that teaches how to identify people at risk of suicide and connect them with intervention resources. SafeTALK’s proven, easy-to-follow steps are used around the world. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend safeTALK – just a willingness to make a difference.
Restorative Practices Summit
February 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St.
Restorative practices builds healthy communities, increases social capital, reduces the impact of crime, decreases antisocial behavior, repairs harm and restores relationships. Engage in a day of learning and discussing with colleagues the strategies for implementing restorative practices school-wide. This class is sponsored by our sister organization, PPEA. RSVP here.
Other Membership Events Coming This Year
Have you ever wanted to go to one of those painting and socializing places, but didn’t want to spend the money? Now is your chance...this is a no cost event! Supplies, food, and drink will be provided.
You’ll be invited to join fellow teachers and CSEA members as we catch up on grading, paperwork and planning, sitting behind a sign that informs the public we are teachers at work.