AASD Weekly Update 6/15/2023


    Your AASD Bargaining Teams have reached a historic Tentative Agreement (TA) with SDUSD for a three-year successor Collective Bargaining Agreement giving ALL AASD unit members a 15% across the board raise and a reopener on Wages for the third year of the contract (2024-25)!  AASD already has an excellent contract and your bargaining team was able to negotiate improvements for AASD members in several articles.  Your bargaining team accomplished improved language in how the District handles threats against our unit members (which is on the rise), what our members are entitled to when a complaint is filed against them (also on the rise), doubled maternity leave from three weeks to six weeks, a highly improved Supervision Stipend for not only Associate Principals but Principals and Instructional Coordinators at the High School level, reinstatement of stipends for School Police Captains (who take a demotion in pay when promoting from Sergeant to Captain), recognition for the extra training site administrators with a State Preschool onsite must do, an increase in the number of Personal Necessity Days from 10 to 11 and more.  This is a historic agreement which shows the District supports and believes in our unit members and the work you do – both Classified and Certificated.  We are very pleased to share the information below with our AASD unit members.
    Below are the links to the Tentative Agreements (TA) for both the Classified and Certificated units.  Please take the time to review them.  Also, there are links to a Summary of the Tentative Agreements, Classified and Certificated, for your information.

    Certificated TA                                     Classified TA
    TA Summary, Certificated                   TA Summary, Classified
    AASD Executive Director, Donis Coronel, will be holding a Zoom session to answer your questions regarding the Tentative Agreements.  This is a voluntary meetings.  Please attend if you wish to ask questions regarding the Tentative Agreements.  Both Classified and Certificated members in good standing can attend the meeting.  Zoom information is:

    The first Q&A meeting was held today, Thursday, June 15,  at 12:00 noon.  It was well-attended and those who participated benefitted from the answers provided to the various questions that were asked.  Another Q&A meeting will be held tomorrow, June 16.
    Friday, June 16, 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

    Meeting ID: 820 0597 1785
    Passcode: 667284
    Very important!  Voting on our new Collective Bargaining Agreement will occur starting Thursday, June 15 beginning at 12 noon and will continue through June 20 at 5:00 p.m.  Voting will be done electronically by clicking the appropriate link below.  Please vote!  Your vote matters and we are looking for 50% plus one to ratify our new contract.  Following ratification, the Board of Education will vote on our contract most likely at the June 27 meeting.  It is very likely that the salary raises will appear on your paycheck at the end of July and that the retroactive check will be produced late in August.
    Beginning June 15 -- Link for CLASSIFIED Members in Good Standing to VOTE (deadline June 20 at 5:00 p.m.)

    Beginning June 15 -- Link for CERTIFICATED Members in Good Standing to VOTE (deadline June 20 at 5:00 p.m.)
    Thank you to the AASD Bargaining Teams for their hard work and dedication as they fought hard to bring forward to the AASD membership a Collective Bargaining Agreement that supports and values our AASD Members.  Your AASD Board of Directors supports the Tentative Agreements and urges you to vote to ratify.
    Certificated Bargaining Team:
    Donis Coronel, Chief Negotiator
    Scott Thomason, Certificated Bargaining Chair
    Eric Brown
    Heather Harris
    Jonathan McDade
    Lauren Robinson
    Niecy Watkins
    Patti Burch, Official Notetaker
    Classified Bargaining Team:
    Donis Coronel, Chief Negotiator
    Jesus Montana, Classified Bargaining Chair
    Bill Cheney
    Bryan Ehm
    Brian Kenworthy
    Ivan Martinez
    Lumumba Mushonga
    Patti Burch, Official Notetaker

  • AGREEMENT REACHED REGARDING HOLIDAY PAY FOR PRINCIPALS AND ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS WHO WORKED CIF PLAYOFFS The MOU that AASD negotiated will be going to the Board of Education on June 27.  Principals and AP’s who worked CIF playoffs, and reported their time to AASD, will be paid for the time they worked.  Once it is approved by the Board of Education, the MOU will go to Payroll for payment.  
    MOU/Agreement, Certificated, Work Performed Outside of Duties or Hours
  • MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT JACKSON AND DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT BAGULA.  The link below is to a letter sent by the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent to all SDUSD Families and Staff.  AASD commends Dr. Jackson and Dr. Bagula for sending this important message and for their support of all staff and students. 
    Message of Support
  • UASC/AASD OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY, JUNE 19 The office will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on June 19.
    RSVP now for the AASD Summerfest end-of- the year party.  Not only will you have a great time, but we will also be recognizing our AASD Distinguished Leaders and new Retirees. Summerfest is 
    Friday, June 23, 5:00 to 10:00 PM at Marina Village, Baja Room.  This event is free for all AASD Members in Good Standing, AASD Affiliate Members, and AASD Retired Members.  Our theme this year is Western – wear your jeans and cowboy/cowgirl duds!  

    A plated, sit-down BBQ-themed dinner will be served!  We will be taking the required RSVP electronically via the link below.

    RSVPs are due BY, JUNE 19 AT MIDNIGHT.  There is no payment required for Members in Good Standing, Retired Members and Affiliate Members.  Payment of $75 for Guests is required in advance by June 19.
    Please click the link below to RSVP and to make your selection for dinner.  You will select ONE of the following four options:
    • BBQ Beef Kabob
    • Honey Chicken Kabob
    • Lemon Herb Garlic Shrimp Kabob
    • Herb Vegetable Kabob (Vegetarian/Vegan option)
  • All dinners include salad and sides detailed on the flyer.  Assorted Mini Desserts will be served.  The included beverages are coffee, iced tea, lemonade, assorted sodas, beer, sangria, and wine.

    Come join your AASD colleagues and friends for a great time!  The evening will include honoring our AASD Distinguished Leaders and our AASD Retirees, music and dancing, and many door prizes!  For more detailed information, click here for the

  • AASD SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS.  Read below for an example of how AASD serves our members.

    AASD not only supports current/active members, but also our former members and our retired members in navigating the system.  Whether it is with their health benefits, accessing former employment records, reaching the right person at the District or VEBA, or reaching their retirement system, AASD is here.  We value our former members and our retired members!

    This is another example of what AASD does to support our members.  If you need assistance from AASD, please contact the office at 619-295-2118 or e-mail the Executive Director, Donis Coronel, at

    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). 

    AASD-Represented CERTIFICATED Job Postings 

    Principal, Paradise Hills Elementary, Closes 6/15
    Principal, Longfellow TK-8, Closes 6/16
    Director, Language Acquisition/Language Schools, Closes 6/24
    Associate Principal, Marshall Middle, Closes 7/10


    AASD-Represented CLASSIFIED Job Postings
    None at this time.

    When members wish to show their gratitude for other district staff, please contact Donis Coronel at  donis@unitedadmin.us and AASD will publish that message of gratitude in the next Weekly Update. 
    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.

    AASD would like to extend our sympathies to AASD Member, Maria Gomez, Instructional Coordinator, E3 Growth and Development, on the loss of her father, Delfino Gomez, on May 27.  Delfino, also known as dad, uncle, tata (grandpa for the Spanish impaired) and husband, lived a long life – just 6 months short of turning 102 years of age. He came to the United States through the Bracero program in the late 1940’s. Working in the construction field, he was able to help erect many monumental structures throughout the county of San Diego –  Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego High Stadium, and most buildings in Downtown, just to name a few. He was a proud Local 89 Laborer’s Union member who continued to pay his membership for years after he retired.  His first words of advice when Maria became a teacher were, “Make sure you join the union!”  She gladly followed suit.
    Delfino loved his family and was happiest when he was surrounded by his entire family – wife, three children, and three grandchildren. His legacy of love, family, and hard work will live on through generations to come.  Delfino was laid to rest on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

    AASD sends sincere condolences to our former AASD member, Krista Conn (Human Resources Manager, Retired), on the loss of her mother, Margo Beatty on June 13.  Margo fought a courageous battle with cancer.  Margo was a former District employee for many years in the Finance Division and her husband, Jim Beatty, retired from PPO.  No services are planned at this time.

  • ESTATE PLANNING – DISCOUNT FOR AASD MEMBERS!  AASD has a partnership with Greg Runge, Estate Planning Attorney.  Greg has over 12 years of experience practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance health care directives.  He has been providing this service to our members for many years.  In addition to his legal work, Greg is also a Lieutenant with a local police department, where he is in his 22nd 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 $950, which is 50% off the going rate for estate planning (more 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
    gregrunge@gmail.com or call (858) 395-4011 and be sure to mention you are an AASD member, so you receive the discounted rate.

    Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.  We ask that you call the office before visiting to ensure that a staff member is in the office and not offsite at an appointment, running work-related errands, or at lunch.  To check in before visiting, the office phone number is 619-295-2118.

    The AASD Weekly Update will continue as usual on Thursdays with important news and information for AASD members. 
  • MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (ACSA).  ACSA is a statewide organization for school leaders, serving more than 17,000 California educators and administrators in 19 regions throughout California, each made up of local charters.  ACSA’s Mission:  The Association of California School Administrators is the driving force for an equitable, world-class education system, and the development and support of inspired educational leaders who meet the diverse needs of all California students.  Visit ACSA's website at acsa.org for more information about this organization.

    Deborah Burke is our Region 18 ACSA Membership Services Representative. She is local and your completed membership applications can be sent directly to her. By completing your application and signing it, then scanning and attaching it to an email to Deborah, you will expedite the processing of your application. If you have any questions about ACSA, cost, benefits, opportunities, etc., please reach out to Deborah at
    dburke@acsa.org or at (619) 504-3512.

    The following types of ACSA membership are available, as applicable, to people in San Diego Unified/AASD.  All memberships can be paid by payroll deduction, personal check, or Mastercard/VISA.  The following are descriptions of each type of application.

    Click here for application.
    $1/day ($30.42/month) for remainder of the current school year. Dues are prorated after July 1. Member may choose to be a Regular Member with full benefits or be a Consolidated Member, without legal support, but can contact advocates for limited consultation. Standard dues begin July 1 of their second year of membership.
    ASSOCIATE Membership: (associate on cover – with Business Reply Mail cover)
    $250/year and prorated for new members joining after July 1.  Can be paid by check (full amount), Payroll deduction (3 equal installments of $83.33; not offered after September), or VISA/Mastercard (full payment).  
    Click here for application.
    RETIRED Membership: (2 types)  
    Click here for application.
    Emeritus Lifetime - $700 (a one-time fee). May be paid in (3 equal installments of $233.34 (not offered after September), via Master Card/VISA (full payment), or via a personal (full payment) check.
    Full Regular - $125/year paid via a monthly deduction from member’s STRS pension via a payroll deduction, or Master Card/VISA (full payment), or a personal check (full payment).

    If you wish to use ACSA's online application process to join, click here for the 
    “Steps for Joining ACSA.” 

  • 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 $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 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.

    Placing and fulfilling an order can be done via phone, email and U.S. mail.  Please contact Linda Crout-Hamel
    linda@unitedadmin.us at the AASD Office if you are interested.

  • IMPORTANT - PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS.  AASD communicates with members via  personal e-mail address.  We do not communicate via "sandi.net."  If you know of a colleague that is not receiving the Update, or if your personal email address changes, please remember to notify AASD by e-mailing Linda Crout-Hamel at linda@unitedadmin.us. 
    AFSA membership is provided to all AASD Members in Good Standing at no additional cost. For more information regarding AFSA and Union Plus benefits, please visit their website:  https://www.theschoolleader.org/

    IMPORTANTFor Members in Good Standing and Affiliate Members who have added AFSA  --  If you have not turned in the “Combined AFSA Benefits Information Form,” please submit the form immediately.  This form must be submitted in order to be eligible for the professional liability, legal services, etc.  You do not need to list your full social security number on the form; however, AFSA has requested that you provide at least the last four digits.  For a copy of the form, click here

    For all our Members in Good Standing, and Affiliates and Retirees who have selected to be members of AFSA, there are many money-saving programs offered to you.  Click here to review your many options!
  • IMPORTANT – ELECTRONIC LINK AVAILABLE!  FILL OUT YOUR AASD MEMBERSHIP 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 year – 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 ARE POSTED ON THE AASD WEBSITE.  The collective bargaining agreements (contracts) for the AASD classified unit and the AASD certificated unit are 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 www.aasdcs.org and click on Governance/Contracts or Collective Bargaining/Contracts.
  • AASD WEBSITE.  Click here www.aasdcs.org  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.
  • 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  for more details. 
    Executive Director, Donis Coronel -- donis@unitedadmin.us   619-813-8792
    Office Manager, Linda Crout-Hamel -- linda@unitedadmin.us   619-861-2701
    Office/Membership Clerk, Patti Burch -- patti@unitedadmin.us  


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