AASD Weekly Update 6/22/2023


  • VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL AASD CLASSIFIED MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS.  After sending our AASD Classified contract to the membership to vote, it was discovered that there was what we call an “unintended consequence.”  This  occurred when the District settled with the CSEA units in the past week which negatively affected AASD classified members who make less than $100,000 annually.  CSEA negotiated a change in the longevity pay to a flat stipend of $2,500 for those members with 22 years of service.  This negatively impacted AASD classified members who make less than $100,000 as the AASD longevity stipend is 2.5% of annual salary.  An AASD member who made $60,000 received longevity pay of $1,500.  AASD contacted the District regarding this inequity.  There was no intent on the District’s part to create this inequity, and AASD and the District came to an agreement that is fair for our AASD members.  The tentative agreement was revisited and a change was made in the language to state that AASD classified members will receive either 2.5% of their annual salary or $2,500, whichever is greater.  So, in the example of the AASD member who received $1,500 in longevity pay (22 years, 2.5% of annual salary), the member will now receive $2,500.  This new language is retroactive to July 1, 2022, so those who received longevity pay last year of less than $2,500 will receive the difference retroactively.  Going forward, the new formula will be in place.  What this means is a “win” for our members who make less than $100,000.  Those making over $100,000 will still receive 2.5% of annual salary.
    If you have questions or concerns regarding the longevity stipend, please join a Zoom meeting on Monday, June 26,  at 2:30 p.m.  Click the following link on Monday to join the Zoom Meeting.

    Meeting ID: 840 0218 3665
    Passcode: 158978
    We are required to vote again to incorporate this improvement.  We must vote on the entire contract in a re-vote. If you are a classified employee, your AASD Board of Directors encourages you to support this change.  The only changes from the original tentative agreement are the changes to longevity which is a plus for AASD classified supervisors/managers who make less than $100,000.  Please “re-vote” by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.  All AASD classified managers/supervisors are urged to vote.
    Here are links to the original tentative agreement and a link to the new Appendix C language with the improvement to the longevity stipend.

    Classified TA, Original (entire document)
    Classified, New/Revised Appendix C
    Link to Re-Vote (Classified unit members only).  Deadline to “re-vote” is Tuesday, June 27 at 11:59pm.


  • AASD CERTIFICATED MEMBERS RATIFY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR SUCCESSOR AGREEMENT.  Voting has closed and the good news is that the AASD Certificated members ratified the 3-year tentative agreement!  100% of the members that voted approved the 3-year Agreement.  The next step is that the Successor Agreement (3-year contract) will be on the Board of Education agenda on July 11 for Board ratification.  It is still planned that the salary increase will be included in the check at the end of July.  The retro for the 2022-23 ten percent (10%) increase is planned for August but is contingent upon Payroll being able to produce it within that timeframe.  Thank you to all AASD Certificated members who took the time to vote.  You are appreciated!
  • FOR PRINCIPALS AND OTHER AASD REPRESENTED CERTIFICATED MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED OR WILL BE ATTENDING THE DELOITTE “COURAGEOUS LEADERS” TRAININGAASD and the District have reached an Agreement for AASD certificated members who attended the Deloitte Training in 2022-23 or will attend during 2023-24.  All who attended will receive two (2) additional PPI days which must be used prior to June 30, 2024.  Those days are NOT currently included in your PPI balance on record and do NOT affect your ability to roll-over up to eight PPI days on June 30, 2023.  Details are being worked out, but when you request to use PPI, if you are using a “Deloitte” day, AASD suggests writing that in large letters on the request form.  Those who attended Deloitte in February 2023 attended on a holiday so those attendees are receiving three (3) PPI days instead of two (2) PPI days.  The June 30, 2024 deadline to use these days applies to all who attend Deloitte whether in 2022-23 or Fall 2023-24.  The Agreement goes to the Board of Education for approval on July 11.
    Certificated MOU, Deloitte Leadership Training

  • 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 July 11.  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
  • AASD SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS.  Read below for an example of how AASD serves our members.

    AASD recently had numerous certificated and classified representatives on various interview panels for executive leadership positions, including Area Superintendent.  Thank you to the AASD Board of Directors members and other Members in Good Standing who agreed to serve.  Your input on interview panels was necessary and much appreciated.  We applaud the District for reaching out to AASD for representation.

    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 

    Director, Language Acquisition/Language Schools, Closes 6/24
    Instructional Coordinator, Euclid Elementary, Closes 6/26
    Instructional Coordinator, Dual Language, Closes 6/30
    Associate Principal, Marshall Middle, Closes 7/2
    Principal, Point Loma High, Closes 7/2
    Principal, Spreckels Elementary, Closes 7/2
    Principal, Franklin Elementary, Re-Post, Closes 7/2
    Principal, Patrick Henry High, Closes 7/2
    Associate Principal, Garfield High, Closes 7/2
    Associate Principal, Euclid Elementary, Closes 7/2


    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.

  • 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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