Reminder: CSEA Awards Committee Presents

The Awards Committee has designed and simplified nomination forms which makes it easier to write why you believe the nominee deserves the recognition.

Click for Outstanding Service

Year round nominations

Nomination forms can be faxed
to (408) 432-6249.  Thank you.


Click for Member of the Year

– April 1st deadline ( Now Closed )

 Nominees must be an active member in good standing. You will be asked to provide job-related skills, examples of outstanding character, community involvement, and to what extent they are active in the chapter. For example, how much do they volunteer to support the activities of the local chapter, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Awards Committee or

committee coordinator
 Jody Bell
(800) 632-2128, ext. 1234

Proposed “Budget for 2012/2013” has not yet been adopted by the California Legislature

Attention Classified Employees
Members of CSEA #293

By now, many of you may have received Dr. Smith’s Budget Update regarding the state of District finances for 2012/2013. As many of you may be aware, a final budget for 2012/2013 has not yet been adopted by the California legislature, therefore any projections about what will be in the budget for2012/2013 and what impact the State Budget will have on PYLUSD finances for 2012/2013,  are just that – projections based on speculation rather than reality.

On March 13th, PYLUSD presented its initial proposal for classified negotiations for the 2012/2013 year based off of the current budget projections. Your bargaining team is preparing for negotiations and will be surveying Active Members for their input before presenting an initial proposal. Prior to receiving a survey, any member who has ideas on how PYLUSD could save money or spend resources more efficiently is encouraged to contact your chapter through this chapter website of

The governor has submitted his proposed Budget for 2012-13. Gov. Brown also had a message attached to this proposed budget. Here are brief selections from that message to “the Senate and the Assembly of the California Legislature:”

“I hereby submit to you my proposed Budget for 2012‑13.

 When I came into office, California was facing an immediate $26.6 billion budget gap and future budget deficits of $20 billion a year.”

“The 2011 budget did, however, lay the foundation for fiscal stability. It cut the annual budget shortfall by three‑quarters — from $20 billion to $5 billion or less. It shrunk state government, reduced our borrowing costs and gave local governments more authority to make decisions.

The budget that I am submitting today keeps the cuts made last year and adds new ones.”

“I am also asking that the voters guarantee ongoing funding for local public safety programs. This ballot measure will not solve all of our fiscal problems, but it will stop further cuts to education and public safety and halt the trend of double‑digit tuition increases.”

My budget plan also includes important reforms. It improves government efficiency and pays down debt. It reorganizes state government to make it more efficient and saves tax dollars by consolidating or eliminating functions. It restructures social service programs to better support working families. It gives substantially more flexibility and decision‑making to local school districts. The plan also calls for bold investments in our future: to assure a reliable water supply, build high speed rail and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As California’s economy continues to slowly recover — and recover it will — our plan will provide fiscal stability and make California government more transparent and responsive to the people.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year.”

Edmund G. Brown Jr.


Throughout these negotiations, your chapter will conduct its own independent evaluation of PYLUSD’s finances and will communicate with Active Members VIA regarding the process of negotiations.

CSEA Training in South Orange County

Know Your Rights Training


Join us for a fun filled training while you learn what rights you have!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
WHERE: South Orange County
WHERCommunity College District
WHE 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo
WHERE: (Board Room)
TIME: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Dinner Provided)

Print Flyer Here


 Please RSVP to FOAS, Julie Curran
714/532-7122 or


Learn About:

A safe workplace
A safe and healthy workplace is your legal right. When you see unsafe conditions, be sure to report them…More

Hazardous Materials
Before you are exposed to hazardous chemicals at work, know your rights under the federal OSHA regulations…More

Heat safety
The combination of sun and heat can be dangerous to groundskeepers and other classified school employees who spend most of their time working outdoors during the upcoming summer months…More

H1N1 Flu
CSEA has established an H1N1 task force to address employee safety concerns and members’ rights regarding the H1N1 flu virus. The task force is also working to ensure classified employees, who are often the initial points of contact at most schools, have the tools and data necessary to protect the health of students and staff…

Services for Alma Navarro

From shared information:

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Alma Navarro who was a bilingual instructional aide at Topaz Elementary. 

The funeral mass will be Wednesday, 3/21/12 at 10:30am and held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 717 Bradford Avenue in Placentia, telephone number 714-528-1487.  Internment will follow at Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary, 455 Central Avenue, Brea, (714) 529-3961. 

Words of sympathy may be sent to Alma’s husband, Arturo Moran, 3100 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Apt. A, Anaheim, CA 92806.

Allyson Holt
CSEA Chapter, 293, President
PAC Region 22, Area H.

Map for St. Joseph’s
Map for Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary

Did you know…???

From: Classified Comments ← click for print

The California Education Code is a collection of state laws that grants many basic rights to classified employees.  These rights, enacted over the years with the help of CSEA’s lobbying efforts, are the foundation upon which CSEA has built its negotiated collective bargaining agreements.  Additional rights, though not formally negotiated, may be granted by local school district policy.   CSEA members negotiate collective bargaining agreements with the school district.  The collective bargaining agreement (our contract) covers hours, wages, and terms and conditions of employment.

Our contract can be viewed online at:

Your newly printed contracts are available at the Personnel Office!

By: Linda Sandoval, Communications Officer, CSEA PYL293

President Holt and PYL293 Congratulate VHS on Victory


Valencia High wins O.C. Academic Decathlon

COSTA MESA – Valencia High School has won the 2012 Orange County Academic Decathlon, the school’s second title in the past four years.

The team from Placentia edged out defending champion Westminster High for the crown, according to results announced Thursday night at Orange Coast College.

Valencia’s victory netted the school an automatic berth to the state championship next month in Sacramento. Westminster placed second in the Division I category, while Irvine’s Woodbridge High placed third.

“We had a good feeling, but we just didn’t know for sure until we heard our team called,” said Tessa Young, a senior on the team. “It’s so exciting. We are all so thrilled.”

Valencia will also receive $3,000 to assist with the cost of the trip to the state competition. Westminster and La Quinta High qualified for the finals as wild cards after receiving the second- and third-highest overall scores in the county. Each of those teams will receive $2,000 to help with their travel expenses.

La Quinta High in Westminster won the Division II title, and Sage Hill School in Newport Coast won the Division III crown.

Valencia has qualified for the state finals each of the past four years. The school also won the overall county crown in 2009.

“They just worked really hard, they deserve everything that comes to them,” said Fred Jenkins, the team’s coach.

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Team members said they studied for 10 to 15 hours a week in the days leading up to the county competition.

The Orange County Academic Decathlon competition ran Jan. 28 to Saturday at high schools throughout the county. For students and parents, the most exciting part of the competition was Saturday’s Super Quiz, a fast-paced quiz show inside the gymnasium at Westminster High.

Most of the 550 “decathletes” had Continue reading “President Holt and PYL293 Congratulate VHS on Victory”