AASD Weekly Update 01-04-18


    Welcome back and welcome to a new year!  The AASD Board of Directors and Office Staff wish you a year of good health, personal and professional success, happiness, and time well-spent with family and friends.  We look forward to continuing to serve on your behalf.  We hope 2018 is a wonderful year and one that brings good things your way!
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL AASD MEMBERS REGARDING WORKERS COMPENSATION.   If you are hurt on the job, you must report it...and report it accurately.  Even if you think you are not going to need medical attention, you must report your injury.  Over the past couple of years, AASD has assisted AASD members who were legitimately hurt at work, but failed to report timely and/or accurately. Their cases were sent to the District Attorney for criminal charges and prosecution (workers compensation fraud), followed by disciplinary action by the District.  When AASD asked the members why they didn’t report timely or accurately, the responses were that they didn’t want the stigma of being a person who is hurt on the job as they felt it would affect their ability to promote!  In fact, one went as far as to say that employees are discouraged by their supervisors to file workers compensation claims.  This is troublesome and concerning to AASD.  If you are hurt on the job, report it immediately, no matter how minor the injury may seem. Be sure the dates reported are accurate.  On the flip side, also be sure that all employees that report to you follow proper procedures for reporting.  Please – never make an employee feel bad about reporting a legitimate work injury! 
  • FREE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY .  The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) are hosting a free leadership academy designed to prepare African-American and other educational professionals to advance in their careers as administrators and to help them build a leadership network for peer-to-peer mentoring, coaching, and career guidance.

    The three-hour academy will include panel discussions that share the career paths undertaken by African-American superintendents to become school leaders in California, as well as presentations from leading search firms and legal experts


    Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the San Diego County Office of Education.  To register, click here http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeswuday42bafd3a&llr=ynx8lxnab 

    The next Workload Work Group meeting will be scheduled during February 2018 after the Site Based Budget process. For previous workload updates click here.
    AASD is keeping certificated workload at the forefront and will continue to advocate for our members!

  • HELPFUL INFORMATION FROM VEBA Are you aware of the Healing Power of Music?  Music therapy can be a helpful treatment for people with chronic disease and pain, Autism, Parkinson’s, depression and mental health issues and Alzheimer’s.  Click here  for more information or visit liveandworkwell.com for additional information and support.
  • EMPOWER HOUR HAPPY HOUR --  Empower Hour is for all female administrators, managers, and supervisors (current, aspiring and retired).  Our next Empower Hour event is our Empower Hour Happy Hour – January 18 – and we are going to North County!  Please venture up north to join us, and also spread the word with any colleagues in the North County Area.  We will be at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, 13000 Oak Knoll Drive, Poway from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with our speakers around 5:45 p.m.  Complimentary appetizers, beverages and door prizes provided.  Thank you to CALPRO, Mission Federal Credit Union, California Casualty, ACSA Region 18 and AASD for sponsoring this event.  Reservations are required – please reserve your spot by clicking on the link below.   Wear your Empower Hour T-shirt and get an extra door prize ticket.
    To view the flyer, click here .

    EMPOWER HOUR T-SHIRTS FOR SALE Empower Hour T-shirts are $20 each.  Purchase one and wear it to an event and get an extra raffle ticket!  Sizes S to XXXL.  If you would like to purchase a shirt, contact Donis Coronel, donis@aasdcs.org  .  A photo of the shirt is attached, click here  !  We accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards.

    UPCOMING EMPOWER HOUR EVENTSMore information will be forthcoming!  

                    February 27 – Empowered Women and Self Defense

                    March 14 – Empower Hour Happy Hour (Santee)

                    April 12 – Empower Hour Mental Prep for Interviewing

    Bargaining will commence on January 17, 2018.

    For previous Bargaining updates, please click here  to view the documents.


  • JOB POSTINGS FOR CERTIFICATED POSITIONS AND CLASSIFIED POSITIONS IN THE AASD UNITAASD has been asked to publish the job postings in our Weekly Update.  AASD also suggests that all applicants (classified and certificated) mark their calendars to check weekly for new job postings each Monday.  This way, you will not miss out on a posting you might be interested in (as all jobs in the AASD unit must be posted for 10 days).  Additionally, jobs in other units will be posted.


    Vice Principal, Hoover High
    Vice Principal, Clairemont High
    Principal, Golden Hill K-8



    None at this time.

  • SAVE THE DATES FOR AASD EVENTS!  The following dates are for all AASD-sponsored activities during the 2017-18 school year.  Please mark your calendar now and save the date.  These events are for all AASD members - Regular, Affiliate and Retired.  More information will be forthcoming regarding each event.  Our union is only as strong as the membership and your participation! 
  • March 20, 2018, 7:00 am-12:30 pm, Spring P.D. Conference, Scottish Rite Event Center, Mission Valley
  • May 10, 2018, 4-7 pm, AASD Spring Membership Meeting, Marina Village, Catalina Room (new location)
  • June 22, 2018, 5-10 pm, AASD Summerfest, Marina Village, Seaside Room
  • RETIRED AASD ADMINISTRATORS – MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION.   The SDCOE is seeking to create a list of retired administrators that would be interested in serving as substitute administrators.  Often, districts across our San Diego County contact our office at the County Office of Education for support in finding substitute administrators and they would like to create a list to access as necessary.  If you are interested, please submit your name, email, school level (elementary, middle, high school) and best contact number tofabiola.bagula@sdcoe.net . Thank you for your time and attention. 
  • TEAM UP WITH CALIFORNIA CASUALTY FOR MONEY FOR YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS PROGRAM!  School administrators may apply for a grant award for your school’s sports program.  Apply to receive $1,000 to $3,000 for your middle or high school athletics program.   Click here  for information on how to apply.  Deadline is January 15, 2018.

  • CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (ACSA).  As was reported in June, the District notified AASD that they will no longer pay their share (50%) of the ACSA dues for AASD members.  For the past three years, AASD and SDUSD had an agreement whereupon the District paid 50% of the cost of ACSA dues and AASD paid 50% of the cost of ACSA dues.  All AASD members were then provided with membership in ACSA, as well as professional development activities as part of the agreement.  The agreement ended 6/30/2017.

    There are many benefits of continuing to be an ACSA Member – as detailed in this handout (click on link).   ACSA is offering a one-year special for AASD members of membership for one dollar ($1) per day.  Dues are deducted 10 times a year (September-June).

    If AASD members are interested in continuing membership with ACSA, please complete the application (click on link) and return it via e-mail to Deborah Burke, ACSA, at dburke@acsa.org. Please review the attached summary of benefits sheet for ACSA membership (click here).

  • PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS.  AASD communicates with members via  personal e-mail address.  We do not communicate via "sandi.net."  If your personal email address changes, please remember to notify AASD by e-mailing our Office Clerk, Jim Costello, at  Jim@aasdcs.org .
  • AASD PROFESSIONAL GROWTH GRANT.  The Administrators Association San Diego City Schools (AASD), in conjunction with the San Diego Unified School District, provides financial grants to members to assist them in their professional growth. Unit members who participate in professional development activities related to job-connected skills or potential careers with the District may qualify to have the cost of registration fees defrayed by available funds up to $100. This includes ACSA-sponsored Academies, Conferences and Institutes.  For more details ... 


  • "BENEFIT HUB" FROM WILD AT WORK.  Check out the discount program by Wild at Work – BenefitHub!  All AASD members have access to thousands of discounts which allows you to save on everything from movies and theme parks to restaurants and sporting events.  In addition to money-saving opportunities, you can also earn cashback on things you buy and use every day!

    This free service provides discounts to theme parks, hotels, and entertainment destinations (i.e., San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc.). Register online to take advantage of a variety of terrific discounts.  Special offers and discounts are always changing, so check back frequently.  You can purchase and print tickets from the convenience of your home.  Visit their website at www.wildatwork.com (you will be redirected to the "Benefit Hub" website). Click on “Register” and under “Employees,” enter “AASD” for the company name.  If you have any questions about registering, or encounter any problems, call the AASD office for assistance.  If you have any questions about or need assistance with the Wild at Work or Benefit Hub website, you can contact Support at (866) 664-4621.

  • DISCOUNT MOVIE TICKETS.  AASD has both AMC and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal/Edwards/UA) movie passes available to members.  Regal tickets are $8.50 each. These passes have no expiration date and are unrestricted, so they can be used any time and for newly-released movies.  

    The AMC "Black" tickets are $10.25 each, have no expiration date, and do not have any restrictions.  Contact AASD to purchase tickets or if you have any questions.  
  •   SEE'S CANDIES.  See's Candies gift certificates are available for purchase at AASD.  The cost of the gift certificates recently went up $0.55.  A gift certificate for one pound of chocolates is now $16.90 each.  They have no expiration date. The current retail amount for a pound of chocolates is $19.90, which saves you $3.00 per pound.    

    Administrators Association of San Diego (AASD) members qualify for quantity discounts on See's candy at the Quantity Discount Rosecrans store. To redeem your discount, show a valid ID; your AASD member card, and provide our account number 6472612. This discount is only valid at 3751 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110.



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