Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form
The Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form is for all members who are not assigned to a single site. “Members not assigned to a single work site a majority of the time or whose cost center does not accurately reflect their work site(s) shall be assigned to a UTLA Area based on where they actually work, and the principles adopted by the House of Representatives.” (Election Manual, IV. Voter eligibility, B.)
If you are an itinerant member who wants to run for the East Area director position you must work in sites that are within East Area and complete this form. The deadline to fill this form out is Friday, September 29th, 2023, 5:00 PM. However, it is suggested you fill it out ASAP.
If you are an itinerant member who wants to vote in the East Area director election you must work in sites that are within East Area and the deadline to fill out the itinerant form is also Friday, September 29th, 2023, 5:00 PM.
Otherwise, there is no deadline for filling out this form. We suggest you fill this out early in the school year so you can qualify for Area Steering Committees or the House of Representatives representing your Area, and in general, be connected with your Area.
This Itinerant Assignments Declaration Form is for UTLA members who work at more than one work site or who have a cost code that does not match the school where they are working. This includes:
- Substitute Teachers
- Itinerant Health and Human Services Professionals
- Traveling teachers and some other teachers on special assignment who are assigned to more than one site
If anyone in these categories wants to run for an Area Director position, they must submit this form before or at the same time they submit the Candidate Declaration Form.
Voters who are Itinerant members must complete this by December 16th. You will be assigned to a UTLA Area based on the schools where you work 50% or more of the time. If you work at schools throughout the District, and your cost center is Beaudry, then you may list Beaudry and that you work 100% at Beaudry. If you are assigned to a Local District and work at different schools throughout the Local District, you may write the name of the Local District as your site and write that you work there 100% of the time. Or you may choose to list the schools and the percentage of time at each school.
Why should all members vote in Area Director Elections?
UTLA is very large. Just as the District has Local Districts, UTLA has regional Areas. They are North, South, East, West, Central, Valley West, Valley East, and Harbor. Areas are an important structure within UTLA. Area Directors run the Area Meetings and they represent you on the Board of Directors. They are in contact with local area LAUSD Administrators and the chapter chairs at the school sites where you work. Many problems occur at the local level and the solutions are also local.
Please see the examples for guidance on how to complete the form below. If you need more assistance, please contact the UTLA Elections Committee.
If you are an HHS member and work one day a week at a particular school that would be 20%, two days would be 40%, and two days and a half would be 50%. Or if you are assigned to a Local District Office or Beaudry, you may list the Local District or Beaudry.
Substitute teachers could estimate their time by using a couple of weeks as a sample and writing down three to five schools where they commonly work. If you routinely teach at one school, you could list that school for 50% of the time and divide the other 50% among the other schools. The substitute calling map at lausd.net may be helpful.
If you are in the Arts Branch and have 9 weeks at one school the first semester, you can say you are at that school 50% of the time. Estimate and divide the other 50% between the remaining schools for the semester. Or if you are assigned to a local district you may choose to list the Local District 100% of the time at the Local District.
All other teacher members on special assignment may use these principles to complete this form. If you are more like HHS and have a regular weekly schedule for the year you could use that method. If work at many different schools in the District or Local District, and perhaps you can’t anticipate where you will be sent, list Beaudry or your local District.
Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact the UTLA Elections Committee.