Adam’s Update (2.12.20)

Colleagues, You may have heard about Superintendent Dade’s speculation that, if we do not receive additional funding from the State, the District may not be able to meet payroll this year and may have to make up to 800 layoffs. He said this yesterday while...

Adam’s Update (1.29.20)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update and some timely reminders: – 100th Episode. This week’s Rochester Teachers Care video <https://youtu.be/vO1UyogbLDM> represents the 100th episode of the series that began in March, 2017. It features the work of Jen Finewood, a...

Adam’s Update (1.23.20)

Colleagues, Yesterday you received a copy of the RTA Representative Assembly resolution condemning the District’s disastrous strategy for mid-year cuts and calling for the restoration of teacher layoffs and needed services for our students. Here’s a brief update on...

Adam’s Update (1.8.20)

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update about several topics currently salient and a couple announcements about workshops available to you: – Layoffs. The original number of proposed teacher layoffs was 168. That number was reduced to 155 and then, just hours...

Adam’s Update (1.1.20 Rumor Control)

Dear Colleagues, By early next week, I will email you a more complete update on several salient topics such as the status of the RCSD’s budget, mid-year layoffs, mid-year displacements, negotiations for a successor contract, and the results of the recent RTA survey on...