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Voluntary Transfer Process Open Now

Voluntary Transfer Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted online from Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm at http://schooltransfer.rcsd.dom (on the RCSD intranet)

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

Adam’s Update (3.10.19) Retirement Incentive Update

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...

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Adam’s Update 3.1.19 (Retirement Incentive)

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...

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Adam’s Update (2.27.19)

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,...

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News You Can Use Now

Solving the RCSD puzzle

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...

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Voluntary Transfer Process Open Now Online

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...

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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.”

Click here for full information

Ken Silvio Scholarship Fund

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...

Nominate your fantastic Science/STEM teacher for the

Air Force Association — Teacher of the Year

Attention new teachers/new members

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

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