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HEA Board Member Elections

Posted March 2, 2023

Voting for HEA Board Member Elections begins on March 3rd and ends on March 10th. Be on the lookout for your electronic ballot sent to your email!


  Open positions are:

  • One Secondary Director (two-year term)

  • One Elementary Director (two-year term)

Additionally, we are holding an election for the National Education Association Representative Assembly (NEA/RA) with seven(7) delegate seats, four(4) of which are funded by HEA.

See the attached Candidacy Statements for all who are running in these elections. Also attached are the Election Announcement, with a description of the open positions, and the Election Timeline

Please make sure HEA has your current, personal email address for your electronic ballot. If you are unsure how to check this information, email and we will confirm for you.

Tentative Salary Increase Ratification Meeting on 9/2/22

Posted August 26, 2022

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Join us for our Save Our Schools Rally on 11/17/21!

Posted November 12, 2021

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RATIFIED - ’21-’22 In-person Return Tentative Agreement

Posted July 12, 2021

The attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on returning to full in-person instruction has been ratified by an overwhelming 89.5%! Thank you to the several hundred members who voted!


The percentage sends several messages:

  • Members recognize and appreciate the dedication and perseverance of our negotiating team to advance the priorities of our membership (safety, accountability, reduced class sizes, and fair pay) and reject District proposals that failed to meaningfully support our members and the students we serve.

  • Despite these steps to support the wellbeing of members and students, the District needs to do much better to support students, reduce class sizes, and provide the best possible conditions for teaching and learning.

  • While this is a strong agreement that provides for a safe and successful return to in-person instruction, it depends on the District being accountable and transparent in its execution. It is up to all of us to share responsibility for enforcing the terms of our agreement, and HEA will hold the District accountable whenever necessary.


Next Steps for the MOU

  • The District will start implementing the commitments made with respect to convening committees, setting up classrooms, providing PD, etc.

  • SBDM teams will meet to decide upon site maps, placement of hand sanitation stations, lunch schedules, and other site safety measures.

  • Members will start to return to sites to set up classrooms both for teaching and health related precautions. Our nurses will share information (in recordings) regarding safe practices at school, and the District will provide the most current guidance from public health agencies.

  • It will be a year of constant communications between FRA members and leadership to hold the District accountable for agreements made!

Next Steps for Bargaining

This Fall, we will be negotiating compensation and class size for the 2021-2022 school year, and preparing to negotiate a successor contract when our current one expires on June 30, 2022.

More than ever, we will need to protect, maintain and increase our voice. We have seen that we are fighting an administration that, unless we are strong in our advocacy level, will do little to nothing to make improvements for us. We need to hold the District accountable for creating the most supportive environment for teaching and learning!

Congratulations HEA Board of Directors Election Winners!

Posted May 20, 2021

With 350+ HEA members voting, congratulations to our HEA Board of Directors Election Winners:

2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Term

  • Secondary Director: Chantaine Fauntleroy

  • Elementary Director: Lance James

  • Elementary Director: Kim Steffen


2021-2022 to 2023-2024 Term

  • State Council Representative: Elvia Gauzin

  • State Council Representative: Charles Jones

Voting has Begun - HEA Board of Directors Election

Posted April 21, 2021

Candidate Statements and voting ballots have been sent to all HEA members! If you did not receive either, please reach out to

HEA Board Member Elections

Posted March 22, 2021

It’s that time when each site gets to vote in our Board elections. Attached is a copy of the Election Announcement and Timeline.  You will also find copies of the Self Nomination Form.  

  Open positions are:

  • One Secondary Director (two-year term)

  • Two Elementary Directors (two-year term)

  • Two State Council Representatives (three-year term)

  • Three State Council Alternates (three-year term)

Please note the deadlines on the enclosed documents.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  No exceptions can be made. Thank you for all your hard work!

2021 NEA Representative Assembly Delegates

Posted March 12, 2021

HEA’s National Education Association (NEA) Delegate Election is over.  We had eight(8) positions and three(3) nominees. As positions are awarded by a plurality vote, when there are fewer nominees than positions unchallenged seats are awarded to the nominees without requiring a ballot.

Thank you for stepping up, and congratulations to our 2021 NEA/RA Delegates: Chantaine Fauntleroy, Elvia Gauzin, and Charles Jones!

Agreement Reached Regarding Small Cohorts - Engagement

Posted March 5, 2021

An agreement (a Memorandum of Understanding) was reached regarding the “after school” supplemental program offered by the District at Southgate and Fairview. This program is an after school, in-person program, in order to provide support to state-identified, targeted populations (McKenny Vento, Foster youth, English-Learners (ELs), and Special Education students). Please note that this program is solely support, no instructional piece is included in these programs at these sites, simply support. That said, after many hours of negotiating, we reached agreement on the impact upon our members at the sites; namely the nurses and those folks who go to campus to teach virtually. We have attached the language. In essence, there is language that ensures the small cohorts are to have separate areas on campuses - entrances, exits, bathrooms, play areas, office, copy machines, etc. There is also an isolation tent if symptoms are found - nurses will provide input for maps and PPE equipment placement/use and PD on screening, among other topics. Teachers’ classrooms will not be used, and there will not be any interference/disruption to the synchronous instruction. This program is for classified folks to help students with asynchronous work, and students’ social wellbeing (e.g. play, crafts, and lunch).

High School Youth Sports MOU

Posted March 5, 2021

An agreement was reached on High School Youth Sports Activities/Training following the youth sports guidelines set forth by CIF/NCS, CDPH and, ACDH. Additionally, the agreement was reached upon the impact on coaching staff, Athletic Directors, and Nurses. The language ensures that PPE equipment will be provided along with the training needed on COVID protocols and screenings. There will be an isolation tent and multiple hand washing stations provided along with entry/exit pathway maps. Meetings were held with student athletes, parents, and staff, reviewing the protocols that have been put in place. Practices and training started Wednesday. Thanks to the bargaining team: Kristy Prasad (Athletic Director - Hayward High School), Jilla Azad (Nurse at Tennyson High School), Mary Walsh (Vice President of HEA), and Mercedes Faraj (President of HEA).

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