Is your school new to receivership?

RTA will be meeting with RTA faculty representatives shortly.
A FAQ will be distributed at that time.
In the meantime, we continue our recommendation that all teachers in receivership schools put in for voluntary transfers when that process starts in February.

NEW SLO Deadlines


SLOs must be completed and submitted by teachers by the following dates:
·         Semester 1 (S1) SLOs: Friday, December 21, 2018 
·         Full Year (FY) SLOs: Friday, February 15, 2019
·         Semester 2 (S2) SLOs (currently locked, will be unlocked at the start of S2): Friday, March 15, 2019

Rochester Teachers Care

Highlighting the great things our members every day.

Teachers from all across the RCSD have prepared and are now delivering holiday food packages to 130 local families of Rochester City School District students. To coordinate this project, teachers, social workers and guidance counselors provided the names of two families in need from each city

school and program. This year, the Rochester Teachers Association partnered with Foodlink to ensure each holiday basket would provide several nutritious meals for families over the holiday break.

 

NYS PD Requirement for Professionally Certified Teachers

100 hours must be taken over each 5-year cycle.
IT IS THE TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF THESE HOURS.
THE STATE MAY AUDIT AN INDIVIDUAL’S COMPLIANCE AT ANY TIME FOR 8 YEARS.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND KEEP A COPY OF YOUR 17-18 PD.

Our TURN: Revitalizing Public Education and Strengthening Our Democracy Through the Collective Wisdom of Teachers

See Executive Summary here

See Final Report here

Adam’s Update October 2018

Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully concluded negotiations for a new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) agreement. The one year pact will apply for the current school year and may be re-negotiated thereafter. The new agreement...

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Attention new teachers/new members

If you have any questions about how your salary was set, please notify Martha at maskerade6@aol.com

News You Can Use Now

A holiday surprise: Rochester students receive Crock-Pots

by Ginny Ryan (WHAM photo) AA Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - In a Rochester 6th grade classroom Tuesday, a lesson involving math and reading became one about the spirit of this season. Behind it is all was a teacher who wanted to do more for her students. Lora Abbott, a...

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NY desperate for teachers as shortage continue

Rochester NY, WROC-TV - New York State United Teachers is launching a series of summits to encourage students or potential career changers to try teaching. The first summit was in Syracuse yesterday. Members say the teacher shortage has only grown, and it's been...

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If you have 51% of your student load ending in a Regents exam, you will be required to set targets/SLOs just like previous years. The Deadline for First Semester Courses (not full year), is Friday, December 21, 2018.