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411 For REPS – SEPTEMBER 2019

From Aimee Rinere, RTA Treasurer... INTRODUCE YOURSELF!There were over 100 teachers hired this school year! Please be sure to welcome any new members to your buildings. Consider posting your room number, phone extension and times members can reach out to you on your...

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Free DASA Training from NYSUT October 5th

To all members who may need DASA training for their certification: NYSUT will be offering free DASA training for teachers and teaching assistants who need this training for their certification on Saturday, October 5th, at the Rochester Regional Office (30 N. Union St,...

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APPR Appeal Process

By now you should have received your APPR score for the 2018-19 school year. If you have not received your score please contact the RTA office (546-2681). If you have received a rating of "Developing" or "Ineffective" you have the right to appeal your rating. To...

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Adam’s Update (8.31.19)

Colleagues, Welcome back. I hope you had a restful and fun summer recess. Here’s a brief update on a few salient topics and timely announcements: - Negotiations. Bargaining for a successor contract continued during the summer but we have not managed to reach an...

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City appeals court decision to stop proposed referendum on RCSD by WHAM Friday, August 9th 2019 Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The City of Rochester has filed an appeal to overturn a judge's decision shutting down a proposed referendum about placing the Rochester City...

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2019-2020 Pay Dates

9/13/19 9/27/19 10/11/19 10/25/19 11/8/19 11/22/19 12/6/19 12/20/19 1/3/20 1/17/20 1/31/20 2/14/20 2/28/20 3/13/20 3/27/20 4/9/20 (Thursday) 4/24/20 5/8/20 5/22/20 6/5/20 6/19/20 * 7/2/20 (Thursday) * (22nd and last paycheck) Spread a check dates start:...

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Warren’s letter pushes vote on school district

By Tim Louis Macaluso PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSONMayor Lovely Warren Continuing her push for a temporary state takeover of the Rochester school district, Mayor Lovely Warren sent city residents a letter last week urging them to vote on the issue in November. In June, at...

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Rochester Teachers Care

 

This video focuses on Maria Milford, her awesome interactions with her students and some of the amazing things that are going on at School #44.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on Chris Fields from East and the work he does with his students and their book club.

Rochester Teachers Care

A video highlighting what sixth grade teacher John Martin Cannon is doing with his students, their families, and the community.

Rochester Teachers Care

Rochester Teachers Care is a weekly series from the RTA that highlights exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues in service to our students. This video focuses on what Tanya Homer is doing for her students at School #52.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on what some retired teachers are doing for some schools in the RCSD with the RRTA’s Books for Kids program.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on the Math and Movement and the great work by Gina Cordaro.

2019-2020 PD Info

Below is information from the Office of Professional Learning Click here for the OPL Professional Learning Process document (includes information on dates, deadlines, request process and other guidelines.) Click here to download a 2019-20 PD Request form

Teacher Evaluation Selection Process

The Teacher Evaluation Selection Process to select your evaluation method for the 2019-2020 school year is now available online only through 4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019.  The evaluation template that is selected may be used for the teacher’s 2019-2020...

Fight brews over school governance

By Tim Louis Macaluso Since late last fall, Rochester’s school board and district administrators have been working on a plan outlining how they'll correct the district's management and governance problems. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia rejected their...

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...

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...

RCSD approves $50K teacher retirement incentive

by Justin Murphy Harry Kennedy discusses the retention rate of teachers in city schools. Wochit The Rochester City School District will offer $50,000 retirement bonuses to veteran teachers, part of an effort to find savings in a difficult budget year. The...

Sharp budget cuts in RCSD’s future

By Tim Louis Macaluso Rochester's Interim Superintendent, Daniel Lowengard, presented his proposed budget for next year to the school board yesterday: $925 million,  a slight increase over this year's $922 million. But balancing the budget required $40 million in...

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...

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...