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CTA’s top policy-making body is the State Council of Education. Meeting four times a year, the council’s nearly 800 delegates elect the three state-level CTA officers and the CTA Board of Directors. Council also sets forth CTA policy, develops legislation, and makes recommendations in general elections.

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Times are tentative and not all meetings are listed.

Click here to download a copy of the schedule.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEA Directors of California

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC)


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Center Council Chairs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Committee Chairs

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Large Urban Advisory Committee Meeting

11:15 AM

Liaison Registration

11:30 AM


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Joint Group Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Service Center Council Chairs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Staff Consultants Meeting

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In-Person New Member Orientation


7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Caucus Meetings

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Committees / Subcommittees

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

First General Session

12:45 PM

Lunch & Committees

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pacific Asian American Caucus Observance


6:30 AM - 7:30 AM


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Directorial District Caucus Meetings

9:15 AM

Second General Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Meetings

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Third General Session


The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Group Rate: $165/night
Booking Deadline: May 14, 2024 (or until hotel block sells out)
Parking: $21/night Valet Parking

You will be expected to pay the sleeping room charges directly to the hotel then be reimbursed by CTA via submittal of a Member Expense Statement, unless you have been pre-approved for hotel master billing by the CTA Secretary-Treasurer. You will find further information on how to request master billing in the online registration.


State Council members and alternates must register no later than 12 noon on Saturday, the first Council day. Registration includes the issuance of a badge at the CTA Registration Desk.


If you are bringing a guest, please add them during the online registration process. If not, you will be required to accompany your guest to the CTA Registration Desk in order for them to receive a badge.

Exhibitors and/or observers should also register prior to arriving to Council.

** For committee times and room assignments, please refer to the Cvent App. An official program will be available at the CTA Registration Desk. **

Hotel Reservations

At the end of registration, a link will be provided for you to secure your hotel reservation with the hotel directly. The link will also be provided in the registration confirmation email. The deadline to book your room is Tuesday, May 14 by 5pm.

  • If you need to change your hotel accommodations, please contact the hotel directly.
  • If you need CTA to pair you with a roommate, please book your hotel room and indicate this in registration. CTA will do its best to match you with a roommate.
  • If you know who you will be sharing a room with, only one person needs to book the hotel room. When booking the hotel room, you will be able to add your roommate as a guest.
  • If your roommate does not stay the same number of nights as you, the member will pay the single rate for the number of nights s/he/they are unaccompanied. This is with the exception of extenuating circumstances approved in advance by the Secretary-Treasurer.

NOTE: Should your roommate NOT SHOW on Friday night, it is your responsibility to contact the CTA Housing Desk staff person and inform her/him of the situation no later than 10:30am on Saturday, June 1. CTA is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred if the CTA Housing Desk staff person is not notified.

If you have additional questions that the hotel is not able to answer, please contact CTA’s Conference Coordination Center at

Sunday Checkout

Please be advised that there are other groups checking into the hotel on Sunday afternoon. Therefore, CTA members are requested to check out by 12 noon. A luggage storage area will be provided.

Hotel Folio

Please be advised that the hotel will no longer be delivering folios on Sunday morning as part of the Paper Reduction Initiative for State Council. Here are a few ways for you to receive your hotel folio:

  • Folio
  • Account Login
  • Hotel Front Desk

You can find more information regarding these methods here.

Election Information

Voting will be held on Saturday, June 1 for the following CTA Offices:

Office: Term of Office:
CTA Board Member, District B June 26, 2024 – June 25, 2027

CTA Board Member, District G


June 26, 2024 – June 25, 2027

Any run-offs will be held on Sunday, June 2. Plese note, nominations WILL NOT be taken from the Council floor.

2024 Spring Election Announcement

The 2024 Spring Election Announcement and Timeline was emailed on April 17, 2024 which opened up the declaration of candidacy for the Multiple Electoral, District Q and At-Large open seats/vacancies. The declaration of candidacy forms can be filed until 4pm on Monday, May 3, 2024.

State Council Committee Preference Form

During the fourth State Council, each representative is surveyed to select their top three committee preferences. Based on the preferences submitted using the online State Council Committee Preference form, the Representation Committee will make committee assignment recommendations to the CTA Board of Directors by its October 2024 Board meeting.

Please note, only State Council representatives who have served at least one year may be assigned to the State Legislation Committee. Additionally, committees such as Budget, Elections and Credentials, and Representation are board-appointed.

The form can be accessed here. The link will also be available in the Attendee Hub.

In-Person State Council New Member Orientation

The virtual New Member Orientation will now be conducted in person. As a newly-elected State Council member or first-time alternate, you must attend the in-person meeting scheduled for Friday, May 31 at 7pm in San Gabriel C.

This is a prerequisite for active involvement in State Council.


For a quicker turnaround on your reimbursement, sign-up for ACH payment by clicking here

Per Standing Rule 1-7, daily meal allowance is $90 and daily portage is $8.

Please carefully read the information regarding expense reimbursement here.

Deadline for Filing Expenses Reminder
“All claims must be filed within thirty days of the end of the month in which they are incurred. An additional thirty-day period may be granted for extenuating circumstances set forth in a letter of explanation and filed with the claim. Claims filed more than sixty days after the end of the month in which they are incurred shall require approval by the Board of Directors.” (Standing Rule 1-7)

New Business Items

The window to submit New Business Items to the May/June Council opens with this Notice. Please visit to submit your NBI by 12 noon, Saturday, June 1. All NBIs should be in line with CTA’s Mission Statement: The California Teachers Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education for all students; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children, youth and adults are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society.

Onsite Childcare Program

CTA is offering a childcare program at this year’s State Councils. Childcare is available to all State Council attendees that are the primary caregiver of the child(ren) attending Camp CTA.

Give your children an exciting, entertaining experience, and bring them with you to Los Angeles!

While you’re attending meetings at State Council, your children can enjoy their own CTA Camp, organized by ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc., a national company specializing in children’s activities. CTA Camp is a complete morning-to-early-evening entertainment program packed with activities for children ages 6 months to 16 years. Children must be preregistered to ensure proper staffing levels. Children participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment.

Program includes morning and afternoon snacks and juice, entertainment, and craft materials.

Note: There will be a $20/day no show fee for children registered who do not show up or cancel 24 hours in advance.

If requested, CTA will provide lunch and dinner Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday for the registered children. Note: There is a $10 charge per meal. Parents can request meals and provide payment information through registration. Meals will be charged after State Council. Requested CTA meals are reimbursable through the Member Expense Statement. Meals will be charged for no shows unless cancelled 24 hours prior. No show meal charges are not reimbursable. If parents do not want to pay for meals, they can send/bring meals.

Day/Dates/Times of program:

  • Friday – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday – 7:00 am – 30 minutes after the end of State Council

Please register online early as space in this program is limited (Children 6 months to 18 months must be preregistered). Click here to download the flyer.

If children are feeling sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms, they cannot attend the program and should notify Camp CTA/ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements Inc. 

Contact Information
Camp CTA/ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc.

Contact: Jonni Adams
Phone: (504) 524-1227
Fax: (504) 524-1229

Ongoing Paper Reduction Initiative

As part of the Paper Reduction Initiative for State Council, we continue to limit printed items. Documents (or links) will be available in the Cvent App prior to and during Council.

The Sunday Report Book will remain available in the Cvent App as early as Saturday evening. Additionally, it will be displayed on screen during General Session.

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in event-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.

Code of Conduct for CTA Events

Traveling to State Council

As part of NBI 10/22-6, CTA is promoting the use of public transportation as a means for traveling to State Council.

Not only is this a feasible option when attending CTA events, it serves many purposes such as supporting our unionized brothers and sisters, a way to save money, and we can help reduce air pollution. Transportation services include, but are not limited to, bus, rail, subway, bike, and metro. Please visit here – – for maps, schedules, fares and more information.



Phone: 650-552-5355

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