Area G

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2 35 93
3 58 95

Ivan Pastrano

Area G Director

Ivan Pastrano is one of 10 Area Directors serving on the CSEA Board of Directors. He works as a maintenance worker/painter for East Whittier City Elementary School District. All Area Directors serve unlimited two-year terms and are democratically elected by the CSEA members in their area. In addition to representing members in their area at Board of Directors meetings and conferences, Area Directors also facilitate leadership trainings and area-wide events during Classified School Employee Week and other occasions.

Baldwin Park Unified Bilingual Instructional Aide Honored for Service to Students

Marie Margarette Rivas, a bilingual instructional aide at Sierra Vista High School, is being honored as the California Association for Bilingual Education’s Para-educator of the Year for going beyond the scope of her job to serve students and improve her community.

Rivas, who has worked for the English language learner community for 27 years, will be honored at the CABE Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 29. She will receive a $500 award.

“We are proud to see the positive attention Marie is receiving for her dedicated work with Sierra Vista High School’s students,” interim Principal H. Vincent Pratt said. “She exemplifies the commitment all our educators show to helping students achieve their goals.”

Rivas, in her nomination essay, thanked her family, church and teachers for inspiring her to achieve her dreams, including her current studies to become a bilingual teacher.

“It is an honor to be among students who come from such culturally rich backgrounds and learn so much from them,” she wrote. “I plan to teach my students to have pride in themselves by helping them become responsible, contributing members of this country, which gives them so much, while maintaining the cultural values that our families hold so dear.”     ...Read More


Schools & Communities First

Help our Schools and Communities

CSEA urges you to sign the petition to qualify the Schools and Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. By closing tax loopholes on commercial property, this measure would restore $12 billion to California's schools and communities every year.
Election 2020

Primary Election March 3

CSEA is supporting a number of candidates in key races that will impact public education and classified employees in the 2020 Primary Election.
Governor Newsom

Governor Newsom releases 2020-21 budget proposal

Building on last year’s major commitments in education, Governor Newsom has proposed making additional investments in overall education funding as well as in several major educational initiatives benefiting classified employees.
Food Service Workers

Professional development for food service workers

Students across the state may soon be able to enjoy more fresh, nutritious food in school meals and food service workers may get access to new professional development opportunities.

District conference honors classified employees

Approximately 600 classified employees in Madera Unified came together for the district’s inaugural Classified Employee Conference, celebrating the theme “It Starts With Us.”

Chapter 500 hosts January’s Board Meeting

More than 700 square miles, 3,700 bargaining members and over 1,000 sites were represented by Los Angeles Chapter 500 who hosted the January 18 away board meeting.

CSEA sponsors citizenship workshop

CSEA is presenting a free workshop that covers the benefits of citizenship, who should apply, who should not apply and your rights when it comes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Groundskeepers stop intruder

Three groundskeepers from Chapter 551 kept staff and students safe when a stranger wielding a knife attempted to come onto campus.

Chapter 252 fixes salary schedule

Unlike other bargaining units in the district, Chapter 252 members had to work for 30 years in a position to reach the top of their pay scale.

CSEA establishes new Region 88

During CSEA’s October Board Meeting, Region 88 was approved to include five chapters: Gilroy Chapter 69, Gavilan College Chapter 270, San Benito Chapter 173, Hollister Chapter 625 and San Benito COE Chapter 836.