from Aimee Rinere/RTA Treasurer

SLO UPDATE:

Great news! SLOs are no longer required for anyone!

TRANSFER APPLICATIONS:

Please visit the RTA website and the RCSD weekly Bulletin for up-to-date information regarding transfer day.

The transfer process is tentatively scheduled to open on February 10th. Due to the financial unknowns within the district, it is recommended that ALL RCSD teachers apply for a transfer to provide you with more options at

Transfer Day should you get displaced.

RTA MERCHANDISE SALE:

Keep cozy and warm in school wearing an RTA gray or navy blue hoodie or fleece jacket! Take $5.00 off each item, while supplies last! Sizes available from small to 4x. All polo’s and ladies lauren shirts are $5. Free gift with every purchase! For more information see the RTA Website or Aimee Rinere.

GRIEVANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GAC):

The GAC is available for appointments every Wednesday beginning at 4:15, simply call 546-2681. This committee not only assists members with grievances, it also provides advice and strategies on various subjects.

THINKING OF RETIRING:

RTA will host a drop-in informational session on January 30th from 3-5 pm at the RTA Office, for all members interested in learning more about the retirement process. No appointment necessary. Please share with all members!!

JOB SHARING:

If you are interested in a new job share, please email Martha Keating at <maskerade6@aol.com> the following information:

* Name

* Tenure area

* Current school

* Preferred email address and phone number

* Whether or not you are willing to accept a job share at another school

NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE:

RTA is using on-line voting for the Delegates Elections which will be conducted from January 15 through February 4, 2020. You should have received an email from noreply@directvote.net that contains the link to the ballot, along with a unique username and password which will allow you to access the ballot. If you have not received an email from the company, contact Karen Lahr at klahr@rochesterteachers.com.

DUES FOR 2018 TAXES:

The total dues amount for 2019 is $1003.59.

RPO DISCOUNTED TICKETS:

RTA has partnered with the RPO to offer discounted tickets to great shows. Coming up: 50 Years of Garth Fagan Dance, January 24 & 25, Women’s Suffrage: Past + Present, Jan 30 & Feb 1, Mother of Us All, February 6 & 8, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, March 14. Go to RTA’s website for more information.

SABBATICALS:

The deadline for Sabbatical Applications is February 14th by 4:30 p.m. to HR. More information and the forms are located on the RTA website at www.rochesterteachers.com.

WE KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE!!

We would love to highlight you or a colleague in our next Rochester Teachers Care video project. If you or someone you know should be in one of our featured videos, please email Aimee Rinere at <arinere@rochesterteachers.com> or Matt Lavonas at <mlavonas@rochesterteachers.com>. If you are doing something for Black History, please let us know. We would love to cover it.

JOB NUMBERS:

Please remember to send your unfilled job numbers to Martha Keating when there is no substitute. A form is located on the RTA website.

UPDATED ROSTERS:

Thank you to all who returned your updated roster with department designation corrections and updated emails! With all of the teacher moves mid-year, we are asking you send us in another updated roster so we can keep our records up-to-date. Thank you!

The remaining Representative Assembly dates are February 11th, March 17th, April 21st, May 26th, and June 16th. All meetings begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be held at the Comedy @ the Carlson. If you cannot attend, please ask one of your alternates to attend in your absence.