Current Events, Upcoming Important Dates, & News


Wednesday, May 18 Mar Vista Library

2:30-3:30 or 3:30-4:30

ECEU 4:30-5:30

Join us next Wednesday for a General Meeting in the Mar Vista Library. As always, there are two times for the meetings, choose the one best for your schedule. Yes, there will be food!


Topics that will be covered:

OVEA Elections *See more below

Negotiations Survey * Device needed, Be prepared to provide feedback to a survey to assist your Negotiations team.

Information on Health Benefits Cap

EAP Overview & Free Medical Visits

CTA Workshop Opportunities Info

Due to the formatting of the newsletter, I couldn't explain what the workshops are in the same box with the link! Minor inconvenience! Every summer, CTA holds workshops at UCLA for the local chapters to receive training. This year it is held July 31-August 4. There are 11 different topics which are geared towards training local leaders to assist them with helping their own members. Staff Development Union Style is really what it is. UCLA cafeteria food will cause you to gain weight, but there are amazing activities that go along with the trainings. Free movies, socials, marathon, casino and karaoke, along with an evening at a play, Cabaret.

One strand, Instruction and Professional Development will focus on Engaging All Students: Promoting Quality Learning and Instruction for All. The strand will be filled with multiple keynote speakers and teacher-led elective sessions for grades K-12 that delve deeper into Assessment, ELA and Math Common Core State Standards (CCSS), English Language Development (ELD) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) taking into consideration student population, access and equity, cultural biases, restorative justice and school culture.

Topics are:

  • Communications Strand
  • Community Engagement and Coalition Building Strand
  • Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Strand
  • Legal Strand
  • Member Benefits Strand
  • Negotiations and Organizational Development (NOD) Strand
    • Charter Educators Track
    • Emerging Leaders Track
    • Essential Bargaining Skills Track
    • Advanced Bargaining Skills Track
    • School Finance Track
    • Tax



If you are interested in attending any of the above workshops, please let us know ASAP so we may assist you in registering. As with all


you attend paid for by OVEA, all expenses will be paid for and you will receive a stipend of $150 for each full day you are in attendance or $75 for half days.

You can click on the above link and log on to the CAT website to learning more about each topic.


OVEA will hold elections on May 18 at the General meetings. Ballots will be available for you to vote. Nominations for ALL positions are currently being accepted. Please nominate yourself or a friend by Tuesday 9 p.m. or you can add someone as a write-in during the elections.





Susan Lopez WHOO Awardee and Celebration

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Susan Lopez was selected as CTA's WHOO Awardee for Ocean View. WHOO stands for We Honor Our Own.

Thank you all for the nomination and even more for the unexpected comments that were supported from so many of you with the nomination and the ones included in Heather Rhodes' beautiful presentation speech. It has taken me several weeks to come to grips with the accolades you all threw on me. Serving as your President has never been about awards or personal recognition. It HAS and will remain all about protecting YOUR rights as we continue providing an outstanding education to the students in the Ocean View area. I am emotionally touched by all of your words and by the presence of so many of you at the dinner.

Didn't make the dinner? No problem! Come celebrate with me this Friday, May 20

5:00-7:00 at the Garden Hilton Inn

2000 Solar Drive in Oxnard, off Gonzales Rd.

Drinks and food courtesy of CTA! NO COST!!!

Meet other local teachers from Hueneme, Ventura, and Oxnard

Celebrate we only have 19 days to go at that point!

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