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Dear State Council Members,

You should have received an email earlier this week stating that due to the rapidly changing situation and spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), CTA has canceled all conferences for the month of March. This includes the State Council meeting scheduled for March 27-29 in Los Angeles. Auxiliary meetings to Council, such as Liaisons, Service Center Chairs, County Office of Presidents and ESP Leadership Academy are also cancelled.

This was not an easy decision, as we had a full agenda with elections and nearly 300 bills for committees to review and process, but the health and safety of all of you, your families and our students are our top priority as we navigate this changing situation. We are certainly in uncharted waters, and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

The CTA Board of Directors is meeting next week and will explore options for handling elections and bill positions. Advisory groups or planning committees that meet around Council should work with their Chairs and staff consultants to discuss rescheduling or holding meetings virtually – either online or by teleconference. As soon as we have more information, we will send it along.

Please see below for cancellation details.

HOTEL CANCELLATION INFORMATION
CTA will work with the Westin Bonaventure to cancel all hotel reservations made through CTA. If you booked outside of the CTA block or at a different hotel, then you will be responsible for cancelling your own reservation.

TRAVEL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
Many airlines are relaxing their refund policies and may offer you a refund or credit toward a future trip. If you are unable to secure a refund or credit, please let us know and we will process an expense reimbursement for any incurred and non-refundable airline expenses. Please use this member expense statement to submit these reimbursement details.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions regarding this meeting cancellation, please contact the CTA Conference Coordination Center at 650.552.5355 or email CTAStateCouncil@cta.org.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. But in this rapidly changing environment we are putting the health and safety of our members, our students and our families first. Please be safe as you work in your classrooms, schools and colleges. CTA is providing a variety of resources to educators and chapters at http://www.cta.org/covid-19.


CTA’s top policy-making body is the State Council of Education. Meeting four times a year, the council’s nearly 800 delegates elect the three state-level CTA officers and the CTA Board of Directors. Council also sets forth CTA policy, develops legislation, and makes recommendations in general elections.

NBI Submission
For easy NBI submission and review, use the CTA Go! app and tap on NBI or click here to access the NBI website.

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVEL AND REIMBURSEMENT

Download and review the following documents for more important information:

Child Care

ONSITE CHILDCARE PROGRAM

CTA is offering a no-charge childcare program at this year's State Councils.  Childcare is available to all State Council attendees that are the primary caregiver of the child(ren) attending Camp CTA.

Give your children an exciting, entertaining experience, and bring them with you to Los Angeles!

While you’re attending meetings at State Council, your children can enjoy their own CTA Camp, organized by ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc., a national company specializing in children’s activities.  CTA Camp is a complete morning-to-early-evening entertainment program packed with activities for children ages 6 months to 16 years.  Children must be preregisterd to ensure proper staffing levels.  Children participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment.

Program includes morning and afternoon snacks and juice, entertainment, and craft materials.  CTA will provide lunch and dinner Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday for the registered children or parents can send/bring meals to the Pasadena Room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

Day/Dates/Times of program:

  • Friday - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Saturday - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday - 7:00 am - 30 minutes after the end of State Council


Please register early as space in this program is limited.  Children 6 months to 18 months must be pre-registerd)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Camp CTA/ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc.
Contact:  Jonni Adams
Phone:    (504) 524-1227
Fax:        (504) 524-1229
E-mail:    registration@accentoca.com