Rochester Teachers Care

Highlighting the great things our members do every day.

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.

Adam’s Update (4.8.19)

Colleagues, As of today, 135 teachers have already submitted their notices that they will be participating in the 2019 Retirement Incentive that we’ve negotiated with the Rochester City School District. This already exceeds the 110 threshold required by our agreement....

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Adam’s Update (3.29.19) Retirement Incentive Ratified

Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that the RCSD Board of Education, late yesterday evening, voted unanimously to ratify our Tentative Agreement for a Retirement Incentive (see attached). Under the new pact, proposed to the District by the RTA on February 14th,...

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News You Can Use Now

Special education jobs to be saved in RCSD

by WHAM Tuesday, April 9th 2019 WHAM -- After preparing for 200 positions to be cut, it looks like teaching jobs could be saved in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). At a meeting Monday night, RCSD Interim Superintendent Dan Lowengard told parents of special...

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120+ city teachers to retire early, district says

By James Brown • Mar 29, 2019  Rochester’s Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to buy out some of its most experienced teachers Thursday night. The plan was proposed by the City School District’s teachers union last month. The district announced a plan to...

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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...

RTA has openings for 4 teachers to represent the RTA as delegates for the New York State Teachers Retirement Conference. The delegates positions are for two years beginning this November. If you are interested, please contact Margaret Sergent at msergnet@rochesterteachers.com.  

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