Rochester Teachers Care

Highlighting the great things our members every day.

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 (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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Adam’s Update (4/15/18)

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update on some current issues: - Contract Approved. By a 6-0 vote, the Board of Education ratified the one-year extension of our collective bargaining agreement. The pact was approved by teachers last month with 99% voting in favor. All...

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Adam’s Update (3/19/18)

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update on several issues: - Grieving Trevyan Rowe.  All Rochester teachers join with the entire community, and especially with Trevyan’s family, teachers and friends, in our sadness about his tragic death. We are determined to do all we can...

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News You Can Use Now

NY desperate for teachers as shortage continue

Rochester NY, WROC-TV - New York State United Teachers is launching a series of summits to encourage students or potential career changers to try teaching. The first summit was in Syracuse yesterday. Members say the teacher shortage has only grown, and it's been...

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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.”

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Nominate your fantastic Science/STEM teacher for the

Air Force Association — Teacher of the Year

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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

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