Health and Safety

On this page you will find the most up to date health and safety information for the 2021-22 school year.  When there is updated information we will contact members and update this page.

Adam’s Update (5.19.22) Buffalo, Transfer & Placement Days, APPR, Receivership Bill, Negotiations, RTA Solidarity Wednesdays, & Thank You

Colleagues, First and foremost, I wish to acknowledge the sorrow and outrage that we all feel about the recent senseless and racist murder of innocent people in Buffalo. We began last Tuesday’s meeting of the RTA Representative Assembly with a moment of silence and a...

President Urbanski’s Response to the Open Letter from the Superintendent

"At the April 13 meeting of the RCSD Board of Education, board president Cynthia Elliott characterized Rochester teachers in a vulgar and demeaning way. She also blamed Rochester teachers for the increase of crime on our streets. Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small sat...

Adam’s Update (4.27.22) An Open Letter to Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small

Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small, At the April 13 meeting of the RCSD's Board of Education  <https://youtu.be/cFlJ6f5XKLc>, Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Kathleen Black falsely alleged that half of all RCSD's teachers do not prepare lesson plans,...

Adam’s Update (4.13.22) Negotiations & Teacher Bashing

Colleagues, As you prepare for some badly needed time off during the Spring break, here is a very brief update on just two current issues: - Negotiations. We’re off to a not-so-promising start to bargaining for a successor contract. Among many other unacceptable...

Adam’s Update (3.29.22) Budget, Negotiations, Resignations, Over-Testing, Ukraine

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update on some current issues: - RCSD Budget. The District’s managers are experiencing difficulties producing a credible and transparent budget for the upcoming year. Despite significant increases in State and Federal revenues, and a fund...

Adam’s Update (2.9.22) Negotiations, Voluntary Transfers, Sabbaticals, Late Dismissal Compensation, Job Sharing

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update and some timely reminders: -Negotiations. Thank you to the hundreds of teachers who responded to our survey on bargaining priorities. We also received helpful suggestions from department zoom forums conducted by members of the RTA...