LTA Endorses Karina Cordero for Lennox School Board!!!

The Lennox Teachers Association hosted a Lennox School Board Candidate Forum via Zoom on the evening of Thursday, October 1, 2020, which was a huge success. All candidate information was gathered from the Los Angeles County Register’s Office. Of the 7 candidates running for School Board, 4 reached out to LTA and were invited to participate in the Forum, which were Dr. Angela Fajardo, Christian Lucas, Marisol Cruz, and Karina Cordero. All participating candidates did a great job answering teachers’ questions about their beliefs and priorities, and the voters of the Lennox community had a chance to get to know the candidates who aspire to represent them on the Lennox School District Board of Education.

After the Forum, the LTA Executive Board and Representative Council met to consider giving the union’s endorsement to the candidates who had reached out.  The LTA Rep Council voted on October 1, 2020,  unanimously, to endorse 1 candidate, a newcomer who really distinguished herself during the forum.  Karina Cordero impressed the teachers.  She is a product of the Lennox School District and represents her community as a hard working mother of three.  She is well educated and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, which demonstrates her knowledge of budget and business, qualities which are much needed in the district’s current financial situation.  She has taken on leadership roles and has been very actively involved in the School Site Council at Huerta Elementary School. These roles have provided her with extensive understanding of school site budgets, interpreting data and identifying needs of all stakeholders and the many facets of the LCAP. She is well aware of the challenges both educators and parents are currently undergoing and is supportive of teachers and the need for smaller class sizes. She is vested in fulfilling the needs of students with disabilities, as well as general education students. She has three children in our District and is committed to the achievement of all students. Her demeanor throughout the interview was honest, calm, confident, and competent. Given the current COVID-19 challenges, LTA Rep Council voted to endorse and to provide monetary funds to help her campaign.  We believe she will make an excellent addition to the Lennox School District Board of Education, allowing the Board, the district, teachers, and parents to continue the hard work of making Lennox the best place possible for our students to learn, grow and thrive.  Congratulations, Ms. Cordero!

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LTA Fall 2020 Election Results

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of school sites in the Spring of 2020, our local LTA elections for Executive Board and Rep Council were delayed until Fall 2020. Given the continuing pandemic and school site closures, the Fall 2020 election has been into two parts.  The election for the Executive Board concluded today and here are the 1st place results:

* Priscilla Avila

Vice-President of Contractual Affairs (Professional Relations)
* Jessica Gomez

Vice-President of Curricular Affairs (IPD)
* Guadalupe Laguna

* Karina Arreola

Congratulations and thank you for your service to the union and its members!

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LTA Political Action Committee & 2020 School Board Candidate Forum

Every two years, the Lennox community hold an election for the Lennox School District Board of Trustees, either reelecting current School Board Members or electing new School Board Members.  The Lennox Teachers Association, in our role as advocates for students and teachers, hope to see the most qualified candidates elected to these positions to lead our school district and guide district policy and culture in a direction the benefits all members of the community.

To that end, LTA has formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to, at minimum, organize a community forum where the community can see all the candidates for the Board of Trustees answer questions about their vision for the school district.  Sometimes, when one or more candidates particularly distinguish themselves above the others, the LTA PAC will, after a fair process*, recommend candidates to LTA’s elected Rep Council, for possible endorsement by LTA on behalf of the teachers of Lennox.  LTA’s Rep Council will determine to what degree LTA will support endorsed candidates, and then LTA will work to make sure those qualified candidates are elected to represent the community.

*link to LTA’s PAC Committee Rules and Candidate Endorse Procedures

LTA members interested in participating in the PAC should contact LTA President Priscilla Avila as soon as possible, by Sept. 23rd at the latest.

For the November 2020 Lennox School District Board of Trustees election, there will be two Board Member seats up election.  Eight community members have registered with LA County Registrar as candidates and potential School Board Members.  LTA will be holding our candidate forum online using the Zoom platform to enable the community to meet the candidates while staying safe from COVID-19 exposure.

LTA 2020 School Board Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 1, 2020

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Public should RSVP to for a link to the Forum

link to downloadable flyer

Invitations have been sent to all candidates registered with the LA County Registrar.  Candidates interested in participating in the LTA Candidate Forum must contact the LTA PAC at by September 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm for a copy of the forum questions in advance and a “presenter” link to the Forum.  We welcome ALL candidates and encourage ALL candidates to participate in the public community forum, but candidates MUST contact the LTA PAC in advance (by September 23rd) to participate.

link to candidate forum participation schedule and timeline for possible endorsements




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LTA Fall 2020 Elections

Greetings LTA-

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of school sites in the Spring of 2020, our local LTA elections for Executive Board and Rep Council were delayed until Fall 2020.  Given the continuing pandemic and school site closures, we will be splitting the Fall 2020 election into two parts.

First, Site Rep elections will be held within each school site.

LTA Site Reps Timeline for Elections will be:

1.If you are interested in serving as a Site Rep, contact Elections Chair, Ruth Culqui, no later than Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by 4:00 pm.

2. Site Rep elections will be conducted electronically from Monday, September 21 – Wednesday, September 23.  Please look for an email from BigPulse.


Second, we will hold the election for the following Executive Board positions – President, 1st Vice-President of Contractual Affairs, 2nd Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and (to fill a vacancy) Treasurer.

LTA Executive Board Timeline for Elections will be:

1.Friday, September 11, 2020 – Announcement

a. Announcement of vacancy(ies) and term(s) of office using a method that will ensure each member is aware of the opportunity to file a declaration of candidacy;

2. Thursday, September 17, 2020 (extended to Friday, September 18, 2020) – Declarations of Candidacy

a. Place, time and date of receipt (date received, not date postmarked) for declaration of candidacy forms; Written declarations of candidacy must be emailed and received by Ruth Culqui at by 4pm.

b. Campaign statement of candidates (decide on limit of number of words, and what to do if limitation is exceeded); Candidate statements will be limited to 50 words or less. In case a candidate submits a statement exceeding 50 words, only the first 50 words will be included on the Candidates’ Statement sheet.

c. Provision for elections committee chairperson or designee to be present to receive declaration of candidacy by filing deadline; Ruth Culqui will be available to receive declarations of candidacy by email by 4pm on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Declarations (form) will only be submitted to Ruth Culqui via e-mail prior to the deadline.

3. Thursday, September 17, 2020 (extended to Friday, September 18, 2020) – Final date to acknowledge Candidates’ Declaration of Candidacy

a. Final date to acknowledge candidates’ declaration of candidacy; Candidates will be announced on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, no later than 4pm, via the LTA website

4. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Big Pulse Prepares Electronic Ballots

a. Date for preparation of ballots;

5. Monday, September 28 – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Electronic ballots sent out via email

a. All electronic ballots will be emailed to LTA bargaining unit members on Monday, September 28 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Big Pulse.

6. Monday, September 28, 2020 – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Election will be held electronically

a. Date(s) when voting will take place electronically; Electronic voting will close Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. Please look for an email from BigPulse.

7. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Ballots results will be reviewed electronically

a. Date, time and place where ballots will be counted, which should be immediately following the deadline for receipt of voted ballots;

***Election results will be reviewed on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. held via virtual platform. If you wish is view the election result via a virtual platform, email Ruth Culqui by September 28, 2020 no later than 4:00 p.m.

8. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – LTA Results Announcement

a. Date that announcement of results shall be made to leadership, candidates, members, and posted at each work site, which date shall be not later than five (5) calendar days following the counting of ballots; Results will be posted on the LTA website on Friday, October 2, 2020, no later than 5pm, and emailed to all school sites on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 no later than 7 p.m.

9. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Run-off Elections

a. Dates and timelines for run-off election, if necessary; and
Run-off election (if necessary) = Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Ballots received electronically reviewed = Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 3:30pm
Results announced = Wednesday, October 7, 2020, no later than 5pm

10. Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Election Challenges

a. Deadline for filing of challenges to initial election and run-off if held (date received, not date postmarked). Written challenges must be filed and emailed by Thursday, October 15, 2020 by 8 a.m. to Ruth Culqui.

11. Procedural Components should include the following

a. Method by which Declaration of Candidacy(ies) are submitted (emailed only)


link to descriptions of open positions

link elections timeline


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Updated LTA Contract, 2019-2022

Here is a link to the most recent updated LTA/LSD Certificated Bargaining Agreement, covering 2019-2022.

LTA Contract (2019-2022 CBA)

The most current LTA Contract will always be available through the link in the upper lefthand corner of the header of this webpage.

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