AASD Weekly Update 05-09-2019

  • FREE WORKSHOP ON IDENTITY THEFT FOR AASD MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING, AFFILIATE MEMBERS AND RETIRED MEMBERS, TUESDAY MAY 14.  The AASD Professional Development Committee presents the following free workshop for our Members in Good Standing, Affiliate Members and Retired Members - ID Theft 101 - What are the current trends in ID Theft and what can you do to prevent becoming a victim?  Come and learn - this topic affects us all!  The presenter is Randy Lawrence who retired after 30 years in law enforcement.  He was a Commander in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Chief of Humane Law Enforcement for the San Diego Humane Society, and most recently was a Lieutenant at San Diego State University.  Randy is a cyber-crimes expert, and a trained computer forensic examiner. Specializing in identity theft, Randy has published multiple magazine articles and has taught courses on identity theft.  Randy worked with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a national network of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies pursuing cases involving child abuse and exploitation via the internet. Prior to this he worked on the CATCH (Computer and Technology Crime High Tech Response Team) task force, a multi-agency effort dedicated to investigating internet crimes and advanced technology.  Randy currently works with the ID Theft Resource Center and is a part of their Speaker’s Bureau.  
    The event is 4:30-6:30 p.m.  4:30-5:00 p.m. will be sign in, appetizers and beverages (provided by AASD).  The workshop will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.  Seating is limited so please only sign up if you intend to attend.  If you need to cancel, please do so via Eventbrite.  If sign-ups are full, please contact Donis Coronel at AASD ( to be placed on the wait list.
    RSVP is required:

  • AASD 2018-2019 Distinguished Leaders !
    We are pleased to announce the the 2018-2019 AASD Distinguished Leaders:

    Kathy  Burns, Gage, Elementary Principal
    Michel Cazary,   Spreckles, Elementary Principal
    Jaime (Jim) Felix ,  Classified Supervisor
    Brian  Kenworthy, Classified Manager
    Sherwin  Laroya , Montgomery, Food Services
    Thom  Lutz,  CPMA Middle, BSSIII/POS
    Maria  Moore-Flagg, Retiree Network
    Jeff Palovich, Hancock Elementary BSSIII/POS
    Jolie Pickett, Garfield High, High School Principal
    Heather Potter, Middle Level Principal
    Karina Reyes,Roosevelt Middle, Vice Principal

    Special Recognition:

    Cindy Allen
    Bridgette Brunetto

    All will be honored at the June 14th Summerfest.

    June 14, 2019, 5-10 pm, AASD Summerfest, Marina Village, BAJA ROOM (new room). Please join us and our "Americana" theme for an evening of fun. Yhis event is free for all Members In Good Standing, Affiliate Members and Retired members. We will be honoring our Retiring Members and AASD Distinguished Leaders. Please note:  all reservations and deposits are due on or before June 3rd. Due to restrictions by the venue, we are no longer able to accept late reservations. Once our counts are turned in, we cannot modify them.  Please be sure to sign up timely so you don't miss out!!  FLYER ATTACHED.
    The Mission of Empower Hour is "To encourage, support and inspire female educational leaders through various growth opportunities." Empower Hour is for current, aspiring and retired female administrators, managers and supervisors -- classified and certificated in the San Diego County area.  Come and see what we are all about! It’s an excellent opportunity to network, meet new people, become inspired and to catch up with old friends!

    May 22, 2019, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (at the VEBA Office, Mission Valley)
    Empower Hour Healthy Cooking

    Join the Empower Hour group and VEBA for an evening of healthy cooking tips and tricks at the VEBA Resource Center. Chef Leslie Myers will prepare and serve a sampling of food (heavy taste) and provide information on nutrition for women who have busy careers.  Attendees will also be provided with healthy recipes to take home and try.   The class is interactive and will be a lot of fun.  Chef Leslie's website is    Check it out!  Come and join us for an amazing evening!

    Wear your Empower Hour T-Shirt and get an extra door prize ticket.  Door prizes will be given away at the end of the class.

    Due to the planning involved in this class, you must sign up to attend and the sign up cut off is MAY 14, 4:00 PM.  Please only sign up if you intend to attend.  If your plans change, please cancel your reservation by MAY 14.
    This event is sponsored by VEBA, ACSA Region 18 and AASD.

    RSVP Required:

    Thank you from your Empower Hour Planning Team:     Becky Bravo, Jennifer Carbuccia, Donis Coronel (coordinator), Suzie Fore, Clorinda Haynes, Elizabeth Kramer, Carla Love and Randy White
    AASD acknowledges deaths of our members, retirees, or their immediate family members via the Weekly Update.  If you have information on a death to be reported in the AASD Weekly Update, please contact any of the staff at the AASD office with the information.  We appreciate your help with this – we don’t always know right away when a death has occurred or the information on services.

    The Celebration of Life for Bev Foster will be May 19 from 2-4PM at Tom Hams on Harbor Island. All are welcome.

    AASD is sad to report another friend and colleague died last week. Ginger Van Zant was an administrator in SDUSD and in Lakeside. No services are planned for Ginger.

  • JOB POSTINGS FOR CERTIFICATED POSITIONS AND CLASSIFIED POSITIONS IN THE AASD UNIT.  AASD 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.

    Principal, Mann Middle, (Re-post), Closes 5/10
    Vice Principal, Elementary and K-8, Revised, Closes 6/10
    Principal, Miramar Ranch, Closes 5/10
    Vice Principal, Oak Park Elementary, Closes 5/10
    Vice Principal, Euclid Elementary, Closes 5/10

    Principal, Logan Memorial, Closes 6/10
    Principal, Franklin Elementary, (Re-post) Closes 5/10
    Principal, Curie Elementary, Closes 5/10
    Vice Principal, Marshall Elementary, Closes 5/10
    Vice Principal, SD High, Science and Technology, (Re-post), Closes 5/10

    None at this time.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW for our 2019 Casino Night Fundraiser for the AASD Scholarship Program!  October 4, 2019, 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.  More information to come!  All proceeds go to fund scholarships for the children of AASD Members in Good Standing.  The Scholarship Committee hopes to raise enough money to be able to again improve the amount of the scholarship.  The Scholarship Committee is co-chaired by Veronica Ortega and Stacey Simpson and supported by AASD Staff Donis Coronel and Jim Costello.  The committee members are:  Bridgette Brunetto, Anthony DeLuca, Troy Hickey, Marci Lammey, Erica Renfree, Jeff Sabins and Carmi Strom.
    If you have a family member or friend who owns/works for a business that would like to be a sponsor of this fundraising effort, or donate a door prize, please share their contact information with Donis Coronel, Executive Director.  We need the support of vendor/business partners to make this a successful event.

  • DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE VEBA RESOURCE CENTER HEALTHY REBOOT?     The VEBA Resource Center was designed to help VEBA members (employees, retirees and their dependents) manage their well-being through a wide range of programs and services.  This is a free service for all VEBA members and childcare is provided upon request.  Many AASD members have attended and the feedback has been very positive.  Click here  for more information and dates. 
  • IMPORTANT – NEW ELECTRONIC LINK AVAILABLE!  FILL OUT YOUR AASD RECOMMITMENT FORM NOW!  This information pertains to current AASD members who were AASD members prior to June 28, 2018.  It does NOT apply to affiliate members or retired members.  Many have asked how to “re-join” AASD in light of the Supreme Court Decision, Janus v. AFSCME.  If you were an AASD member on June 27, 2018, per the Decision, you automatically stayed as an AASD "Member in Good Standing" and will remain so.  However, we are asking all AASD members to re-commit to AASD by completing the google form (link below). This re-confirms your AASD membership and ensures that you have access to the benefits of being an AASD member – legal representation, AASD representation, discounted services, scholarships for your children, professional development reimbursements, etc. 

    Some of you have already filled out the new membership form over the past few months – if so, it is not necessary to complete it again.  If you have any questions regarding the re-commitment form, please contact the AASD office at 619-295-2118 or e-mail one of the AASD staff members for assistance.  Thank you in advance for your commitment to our Union – AASD. 

    To review the benefits of being an AASD member,
     please Click here .   
  • AASD COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS POSTED ON THE AASD WEBSITE.  The collective bargaining agreements (contracts) for the AASD classified unit and the AASD certificated unit are finalized and posted on the AASD website.  The District no longer provides a hard copy to AASD members.  You are welcome to view the contracts on our website and feel free to print a copy, if you wish. To view the contracts, visit the AASD website at and click on Governance/Contracts or Collective Bargaining/Contracts.
  • AASD WEBSITE Click here  to view our website.  The website is kept up-to-date and current for all of our members (members in good standing, retirees and affiliate members).  Visit the website to view the AASD calendar and for forms and information on our Union, as well as discounts for members.

    If you have any feedback on the  website, please e-mail with your comments.  We hope our website is a great resource for you!

  • ESTATE PLANNING – DISCOUNT FOR AASD MEMBERS!   AASD is pleased to announce our partnership with Greg Runge, Estate Planning Attorney.  Greg is an estate planning attorney with approximately 10 years of experience practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. In addition to his legal work, Greg is also currently a Lieutenant with a local police department, where he is in his 18th year of service as a sworn officer. As a public employee, Greg is very aware of the unique estate planning issues that can come into play with our members. Greg has focused his legal practice on providing essential estate planning services to public employees and their families at an affordable rate.  This benefit is available to all AASD Members in Good Standing,  AASD Affiliate Members and AASD Retired Members.  Greg is offering this service to our members for a flat fee of $750, which is 50% off the going rate for estate planning (very complex or very large estates may require a higher fee that would be individually negotiated with the member).  To contact Greg Runge, please e-mail or call (858) 395-4011 and be sure to mention you are an AASD member so you receive the discounted rate.
  • MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (ACSA).  There are many benefits of being an ACSA Member – as detailed in this handout (click on link).  Dues are deducted 10 times a year (September-June).

    If AASD members are interested in membership with ACSA, please complete the application (click on link) and return it via e-mail to Deborah Burke, ACSA, at 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 ""  If your personal email address changes, please remember to notify AASD by e-mailing our Office Clerk, Jim Costello, at .
  • 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.  Click here  f or more details. 
  • "BENEFIT HUB" - PLEASE NOTE THIS WEBSITE HAS CHANGED!  Benefit Hub is an online discount program.  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

    This free service provides discounts to car rental companies, 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 these 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. 

    Enter the following address in the browser bar, with no leading  w's - Do not do a "search" for Benefit Hub as it will take you to the wrong website.  Click on "Guest" at the upper right-hand side of the screen. Fill in the information and create a password.  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 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 in good standing, affiliate and retired members.  Regal tickets are now $9.00 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 by members in good standing, affiliate and retired members.  A gift certificate for one pound of chocolates is now $17.25 each.  There was a recent $0.35 price increase.  They have no expiration date. The current retail amount for a pound of chocolates is $20.50, which saves you $3.25 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. You can also give them the AASD office phone number (619-295-2118) for the discount.  This discount is only valid at 3751 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110.



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