Earlier today you received a communication from the District notifying you about the District’s policy regarding weekly testing of RCSD employees who are not able to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 vaccination. It represents an attempt to balance individual rights with our collective responsibility to help ensure greater safety for all.

We recognize that there are lots of unanswered questions as well as details that are yet to be worked out and clarified. That is we have requested to formally negotiate the impact of the new policy on the terms and conditions of work for our members. The District has already agreed to such Impact Bargaining and the negotiations sessions are scheduled to begin this Friday. 

We will keep you informed about the progress of our efforts on your behalf. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us if you have specific questions or concerns about aspects of the District’s new policy.

Adam Urbanski, RTA President