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Colleagues, While we have not yet received a response from the District, the possibility of a Retirement Incentive is still very much alive. Since we have no counter-offer yet, we have asked the Superintendent to extend the deadline for rescinding notices of...read more
Colleagues,Since Wednesday’s email about our Retirement Incentive proposal, we received a substantial number of questions and requests for clarification. Here are the most frequently asked questions:- When will we know whether the District will actually offer a...read more
Colleagues,Before the February recess, we met with Interim Superintendent Dan Lowergard and presented to the District a strong proposal for a Retirement Incentive for eligible members of the RTA Bargaining Unit. Teachers who are at least 55 years old upon retirement,...read more
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by Will Astor In the mid-1980s, I sat in on an interview of Rochester Mayor Thomas Ryan Jr. with Mary Anna Towler, the editor of City Newspaper, where I was then a reporter. She asked: What was Ryan’s vision for the city? In response, the taciturn Ryan at first looked...read more
TO: All Probationary/Tenured Teachers RE: 2019-2020 ONLINE VOLUNTARY TRANSFER In accordance with Section 24 (Vacancies and Transfers) of the contractual agreement between the Rochester City School District and the Rochester Teachers Association, probationary...read more
Social Discovery Lab –
Series of Professional Development workshops: Feb – April 2019
Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
“How do the forces of power and freedom shape black identity and what are the consequences? Analyzing the creation, recognition, affirmations, and expressions of black identity through artistic and historical works.”
As you may remember, April Dumlao was the first recipient chosen to receive the Ken Silvio Scholarship Fund in Technology through RTA last June. She is now a freshman at RIT and it’s time to gather the scholarship funding, in Ken’s memory, for our recipient this...
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Air Force Association — Teacher of the Year
The state-imposed Distinguished Educator's report on the Rochester School District's problems has gotten praise from some quarters, but not from Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSONLongtime RTA President Adam Urbanski says...
NYS PD Requirement for Professionally Certified Teachers
Interested in 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity? Click here to see contact information of any one of Rochester School District approved investment providers.