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ATA/CSEA Announce Endorsement Process for AUSD Board Races in November

The Alhambra Teachers Association logo via the ATA website.

Location

Alhambra , CA

The Alhambra Teachers Association and the California State Employees Administration (CSEA) Local 295 are joining forces to conduct early endorsement interviews for candidates who have filed to run for the Alhambra Unified School District Board of Education in this November’s election.

Three of the board’s five seats will be contested this year. They include District 1, the seat held by current board member Wing K. Ho. The District 2 seat held by board vice president Jane C. Anderson, and the District 3, the seat held by board president Patricia Rodriguez-Macintosh.

Ho was appointed to the board in January, 2019 to fill the term of current Alhambra City Council member Adele Andrade-Stadler.

Tammy Scorcia, the ATA president, said  the endorsement process involves several layers of voting by various bodies within ATA before ratification. The collaboration with CSEA in the process is also factor in the timing of the process.

Political Action Committee members from each body will conduct the interview process, hopefully in-person, at the ATA headquarters office on West Main Street.

But the questioning will be done separately and each team will make up its own list of questions. A candidate might first meet with the ATA team and when that interview is concluded go down the hall to meet with the CSEA team. At the end of the sessions, the two interviewing teams might discuss their impressions of the candidate but would not vote together on a recommended endorsement.

When all of the interviews are complete, the ATA Political Action Committee would vote on its recommendation and submit the recommendations for each school board seat to the ATA’s 11 member board. The board would then vote to support or oppose the recommendation. The board could also decide to remain neutral in any contest.

After the board decides its position it is sent to the Representative Council, composed of about 70 members of the ATA’s rank-and-file membership. Each school site has a designed number of members to the council. Members  from occupations like speech pathologists, nurses and other like employees are also represented on the council.  The Representative Council can then vote to endorse, reject or stay neutral on the ATA board’s recommendations. 

When that process is completed the selections are ratified under the ATA bylaws. It is then that the board can determine how much financial support it may offer the selected candidates and how much support like telephone canvassing it can offer.

The CSEA team would be working a similar network of vetting and endorsing the recommendations before it makes its decisions.

Scorcia said a united front between ATA and CSEA is hoped for at the end of the process but it is always possible that each entity could go in separate ways on one or more candidates.

Interested parties who meet the legal requirements for election to the AUSD Board of Education are invited to submit a letter to intent to ATA/CESA by April 17:

ATA and CSEA Interview Committees

3030 W. Main Street

Alhambra, Ca. 91801

The ATA announcement asks that contact information of home address, phone number and email address be included. Interested applicants will receive a questionnaire and an in-person interview appointment in late-May.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency those interviews may have to be completed by Zoom, Skype or similar platforms, the press release said.

The announcement also notes that, “Although we are moving forward on our interview process, we recognize the seriousness of the developing pandemic that is spreading through our community. As such, deadlines and appointments may need to be changed as needed to adjust to the emergency.”

The ATA/CESA bulletin:

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