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 (Summer 2018)

Colleagues, I hope that your summer recess is off to a good start. We, at the RTA, will be addressing several important matters and will occasionally email you to keep you informed. - Sticking with our union. Many of you have received an email from an anti-union and...

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Finishing your first masters degree?

Finishing your first masters degree? Please have your college/university send official transcripts to Harry Kennedy, Chief Human Resources 131 West Broad Street Rochester, NY 14614 Then check with an HR Director to confirm receipt of transcripts.  You will receive a...

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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 Stitch in Time

Savvy Sew-ers have Third World children on their mind By John Addyman Dresses made by retired teachers in Rochester have reached girls around the world…Cambonian Girls Gaya Shakes was concentrating on getting the hair just right. Behind her, a boom box was gently...

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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.