Deadline Approaches for California District-Union Teams to Indicate Interest in Labor-Management Symposium Sponsored by State Superintendent Torlakson

CDEF Media Announcement

March 9, 2015 

CONTACT: Neetu Balram, CDEF Communications Manager E-MAIL: neetu@cdefoundation.org PHONE: 510-432-8212

Deadline Approaches for California District-Union Teams to Indicate Interest in Labor-Management Symposium Sponsored by State Superintendent Torlakson.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has invited school district-union teams from throughout California to participate in the first California Labor-Management Initiative Symposium (CA LMI), an event focused on improving students’ education through labor-management partnerships. The symposium will take place May 8-9 at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. The deadline for districts to submit a statement of interest to attend the symposium is March 13, 2015.

We all know that partnership and teamwork are critical to the success of California’s schools,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “This symposium is intended for districts that are seeking to enhance labor-management partnerships. We believe fostering local labor-management partnerships creates shared responsibility and improves student outcomes.”

The California Department of Education and the CDE Foundation are co-sponsoring this symposium with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Federation of Teachers (CFT), California School Boards Association (CSBA), California School Employees Association (CSEA), and the California Teachers Association (CTA).

The symposium will build upon the knowledge and experiences shared at several recent labor-management collaboration conferences held in California. 

The symposium will mark the launch of the California Labor-Management Initiative,

a project that will support local district efforts focused on collaboration. Other CA LMI activities under consideration include: technical assistance to increase district capacity; study tours to model California districts; case studies focusing on exemplary districts; and a professional learning network for CA LMI districts.

More information about the symposium, including application materials, can be found at http://cdefoundation.org/lmi/spring-2015-symposium/ and more information about the California Labor-Management Initiative is at http://cdefoundation.org/lmi/.