ACT contract ratified on December 14, 2017. Download file here.
Associated Calexico Teachers (ACT) is part of California Teachers Association. We share CTA's mission which exists to:
Protect & promote the well-being of its members
Improve the conditions of teaching & learning
Advance the cause of free, universal & quality public education
Ensure that the human dignity & civil rights of all children & youth are protected
Secure a more just, equitable & democratic society
Our site reps are the backbone of our union. They help our members at each site by informing them of current ACT and CTA issues, holding monthly meetings, and representing our members when they are in need. Site reps are leaders who often volunteer for events, demonstrations, and are always visible in our community. If you see a site rep, thank them for their hard work!
A strong union stands together to protect our contract, advocate for our labor and human rights. ACT is committed to unite our members because:
"An injury to one, is an injury to all."
David C. Coates, Labor Union Leader
Our negotiators cumulative experience on the bargaining table extends to over 35 years. This amazing team has impressive skills that help them analyze, synthesize, and strategize our negotiations plan. They work hard all year long regardless of our negotiations status. Thank you for your hard work!
Yolanda Cota, Lead negotiator, CHS
Sandra Alvarez, Dool
Kathy Loza, CHS
Claudia Meza, Aurora
Eliza Sada, CHS
Fernando Arguelles, Kiki Camarena
James Taylor, President
Calexico High School
Silvano Lopez, Vice President
Darla Dreesen, Vice President
Calexico High School
Diana Harvey, Treasurer
Martha Guillen, Secretary
Willie Moreno Jr. High
Hector Teran, Membership
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Carmina Ramirez, Communications
Calexico High School 9th grade campus
In 2013-2014, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was enacted in California. This formula establishes base, supplemental, and concentration grants. A key component of the LCFF is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which details a three-year plan on the goals and actions taken by a given district for student success. In order to create the LCAP, districts must seek input from all stakeholders including educators, parents, students and community members.
Through this process, several committees have been established between ACT and CUSD. Representation from all sites and grade levels make these committees a critical and positive effort to the development of the LCAP and communication between ACT members and District Leadership.
Textbook Adoption Committee
Report Card Committee
All ACT members are encouraged to attend board meetings. Being informed is everyone's duty. Every year we create a schedule to motivate all members to attend at least one board meeting with your school site. Please add the dates to your calendar.
ACT communication is abundant in different social forums. Follow us on Instagram, Tweeter, Facebook, or by using the Remind App.
A grievance may be filed when a violation of the contract has occurred. Check the contract for the specific provision or Article that was allegedly misinterpreted or improperly applied. Download this form. Sign and complete. Then submit to your site repor grievance chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting involved in ACT is easy. You can do so by attending monthly ACT site meetings, volunteering for events, and/or by forming part of the many committees that make up our union. Speak with your site rep for more information.