Current Contract   is posted for your reference.  
Each Rep should have a copy for their site.
The more recent version is still under review and should be printed by the district in the near future.
     See the most recent printed version or download it at http://tinyurl.com/ctabContractv7 

May Is Teacher Appreciation Month
Coming Up:  Teacher Appreciation Month

A Free Event sponsored by KQED, the East Side Alliance, Silicon Valley Ed Foundation, San Jose Public Library and RAFT on Friday May 8th

Teacher Appreciation Bash - May 8th!

KQED and the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) invite you to a special event celebrating Bay Area Educators. On May 8th from 4-6:30pm visit the Educational Park Branch Library and experience firsthand the free classroom and professional learning resources from RAFT, the SJPL, East Side Alliance, the Tech Museum, and Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music set the stage to inspire your maker creativity and imagination. RSVP for a chance to win raffle prizes!

Any member needing assistance from the union should request assistance from their site rep or contact CTA of Berryessa President Rob Curry directly.  We are here to help you!  
Contact Rob at rdcurry@sjteach.org or by phone at 

May 1st Assignment Deadline for 2015-16

     A reminder that by May 1st, all teachers will be given their assignment for 2015-16.  Teachers shall NOT be assigned for arbitrary or capricious reasons.  Read Article 12 for provisions for assignment and reassignment.  See the contract or download it at http://tinyurl.com/ctabContractv7 

Transfer Process Made Simple

Assignment Transfer Timeline Graphic Revised

CTA of Berryessa Gets 5.5% Salary Increase With Retroactive Pay
9.5% Over the Past 2 Years
Ratification Vote Yes-302 No-27

Signed TA's on 12-8-14 with Appendix F ‎(Evaluation Forms)‎

Making CTAB Work for You-Consult the document below

How My CTAB Works for Me ‎(1)‎

CTA State Council Decides  -- From October 2014, submitted by CTAB State Council Rep Joe Hermann

We Got Out the Vote on November 4th
Measure L won by 69%+
Endorsed candidates Thelma Boac and Hugo Jimenez Win
Tom Torlakson reelected State Supt. of Public Instruction

Campaign 2014 Slideshow

CTAB of Berryessa

Building A Positive Relationship

On Saturday, March 22nd, Ginger Jenzen, Joe Hermann and CTAB President Rob Curry met with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson at the annual Santa Clara County CTA Legislative Breakfast.  Joining us was BUSD Superintendent Will Ector and Board of Trustee Member Thelma Boac.  

Among the main topics were the effects of Common Core, the need for accommodations in Smarter Balanced for EL and Special Education Students and the outlook for funding under the Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Berryessa was the only district from dozen represented to have invited their superintendent and board members to attend with us,

Bargaining Resumes in October

Revised Bargaining Schedule

April 14,

May 9,

May 16,

May 29,

June 3
June 20

BUSD Sunshine Proposals  Approved 3/11/14

CTAB of Berryessa

From Our Archives

CTAB and District Reach Tentative Agreement

Ratification Meeting Set for January 7th 3:45 at Mt. Hamilton 
Ratification Balloting Jan 6-7 

The Executive Board has voted to encourage membership to approve the tentative agreement.  Below is the Organizing Teams statement:

Take the 4 and Go Back for More 2.doc

The following is the settlement statement drafted by the Negotiations Team and the District:


From November 2013
CTAB Membership Turns Out

At the November 19th monthly BUSD Board meeting, scores of CTA of Berryessa members were heard.  Although only 8 or so spoke, the solidarity of the rest of the members and our CSEA and Teamster colleagues who stood as each speaker spoke  was a great show of solidarity.  The next school board meeting is scheduled for December 10th.

Pamela Thomasson of Noble addresses the School Board
(Photo courtesy of David Cohen)

Good Evening. 
On behalf of the 400+ members of the California Teachers Association of Berryessa, I wish to present the proposals our association wishes to negotiate, 
In the past 6 years, I and my 3 most recent predecessors as 
president have had to see a series of negative impacts on our 
members multiple furlough days and a flat cap on benefits 
which has led to our members seeing their out of pocket 
contributions go up drastically….up to 600 or more dollars per 
Many of our members have had to take out loans to keep 
afloat. Some have had to take second jobs to make ends meet. 
We know that the district wishes to attract and retain quality 
teachers. Providing afair and substantial increase in compensation is the best way to do so. 
We hope that the recent actions of this board in approving 
compensation increases (of 9%+) to unrepresented employees 
indicates the acknowledgement that all employees should likewise have their compensation raised similarly. 
Thank you.

2013-14 School Year Calendar Adopted  View here

Your Union Leadership

President Rob Curry
Call 650-763-7526

 Vice President /
Council Rep 
Joe Hermann
Enrico Amutan
Melanie Ontiveros
 MS Rep Liz Karzag
 Elem Rep 
Ginger Jenzen
 Elem Rep John Cheadle

Stuff of Interest

  • CTA Statewide Scholarships CTA Scholarship OpportunitiesCTA offers several different educational scholarships to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. Use the link above to see the major CTA scholarships:
    Posted Aug 11, 2014, 10:28 PM by RD Curry
  • November Election Crucial for Education Our local will have an opportunity to advocate for candidates we choose to recommend for the November School Board Election as well as to work for two crucial issues---Passing ...
    Posted May 19, 2012, 9:25 AM by RD Curry
  • 2012-13 School Year Calendar The district has released the 2012-13 School Year CalendarYou can view the main work year calendar by clicking HEREBoth the work calendar and the Thursday Calendar can ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2012, 8:02 AM by RD Curry
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