Health and Safety

On this page you will find the most up to date health and safety information for the 2020-21 school year.  When there is updated information we will contact members and update this page.

Adam’s Update (7.22.21) Contract Extension

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that, earlier this evening, the RTA Representative Assembly acted on the recommendation of the RTA Executive Council and unanimously endorsed an extension of the current collective bargaining agreement between the Rochester...

Adam’s Update (6.25.21) Thank You & Enjoy Your Well Deserved Summer Recess

Colleagues, Just a brief note to wish you a safe and restful summer recess. You’ve certainly earned it. Because of your dedication, professionalism, and caring, your students thrived even during a most challenging school year.  During the summer break, we will...

Adam’s Update: The Truth About the District’s Budget, Part III: Pattern of Misrepresentation

Colleagues, As we wind down this difficult school year, and await the report of the Fact Finder appointed by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to help resolve our stalled negotiations for a successor contract, here’s the third installment of our analysis...

The Truth About the District’s Budget, Part II: How to Spend the Additional Money

Colleagues, At the same time that the Rochester City School District continues to misrepresent and be dismissive of the hundreds of millions of dollars in additional Federal and State aid they are receiving, they are also holding forums to seek ideas on how to spend...

Adam’s Update (6.6.21) Negotiations, Simultaneous Teaching, Layoffs & Displacements, APPR, Vaccinations, Rochester Teachers Care, the District’s Masking Policy

Colleagues, As we begin the final stretch for this school year, here’s a brief update on some current issues and developments: - Negotiations. The impasse in bargaining for a successor contract continues. After mediation failed, we filed with the NYS Public Employment...

Adam’s Update (6.1.21) The Misrepresentation of the District’s Finances

Colleagues, Differences in school finances are not unusual. We’ve had these disputes before and I’m sure we’ll have them in the future, too. But the current District administration, in less than one year’s time, has brought the District’s fiscal management to a new...