from Aimee Rinere/RTA Treasurer…

We are asking all RTA Faculty Reps to help us get the word out to our members with the following actions throughout the week. We NEED everyone to call, write, show up and be heard!

Monday: Encourage all teachers to sign up to speak (262-8525) at the December 19 Board of Education meeting. In addition please tell them to send a letter to the school board < https://mac.nysut.org/action/539?1575295536#content_wrapper>.

Tuesday: We would like all RTA Faculty Reps to ask all of their teachers who will definitely join us at this Thursday’s rally and school board meeting. Please survey your staff and report that number to us at the RA meeting. Pick up RTA Solidarity buttons at the RA meeting for the rally Thursday. Have your teachers come make a sign for the rally. Sign making will be at Wilson Foundation Academy (200 Genesee Street), between 3 pm and 6 pm. Materials will be provided and we’ll have pizza there, too. Reps will also pick up “RTA Solidarity” pins.

Wednesday: Pass out the “RTA Solidarity” pins to all members. On this day, all RTA members will walk into school together in the morning and walk out together in the afternoon. Please inform your members where your meeting spot will be and time you will walk in and out.

Thursday: Continue wearing the RTA pin and the walking in and walking out together. Remind teachers to come to the rally (4:30 pm) and the school board meeting (6 pm). We need everyone there and we must show up in unprecedented numbers.

Friday: Ask members to wear black if the school board votes to approve the devastating mid-year cuts and to decimate our schools.

WE NEED ALL SCHOOLS AND EVERY MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE ESPECIALLY AT THURSDAY’S RALLY AND SCHOOL BOARD MEETING