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SRTA Supports Our New Educators' Attendance
SRCS is willing to send ten (10) New Educators (with less than 10 years experience) to the CTA Good Teaching Conference at the Fairmont in San Jose on February 2 - 4, 2018.
This conference is designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers, offering a variety of diverse workshops in curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, as well as time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field.
If you are interested, please contact Ola King-Claye at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today SRTA signed a new tentative agreement with SRCS!
Major points of the new TA:
New Tentative Agreement Forum
A forum will be held Thursday, December 14th at 4pm at the CTA Offices.
2490 Guerneville Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The ratification vote has been scheduled and will be run via personal email.
The ratification vote will run from Thursday, December 14th 10am through Thursday, December 21st at 4pm. Results will be published as soon as possible.
Tentative Agreement - December 2017
SRTA Blue and Gold SWAG Drive
Want to represent SRTA on Blue and Gold days?
Did you miss the first drive?
Do you wish you had gotten more shirts?
Want to add on a sweatshirt, fleece, or a polo?
This is your opportunity!
From December 1st-19th you have the option to buy the following styles in BOTH BLUE and GOLD/Yellow
ORDER YOURS AT: bit.ly/SRTAswag
Use your computer, not your phone, to order there were issues last time.
SRTA and SRCS have negotiated to create a Temporary Fire Relief Bank (TFRB)
Below are the MOU (revised 10/31/17) and the Donation and Withdrawl forms. (Click Read More)
The following has been negotiated by SRTA:
1. Elementary illuminate Ed trainings for Report Cards that are currently in My Learning Plan have been negotiated and are approved by SRTA. Teachers will get the extended day rate, and they are completely voluntary. Dates and locations are in My Learning Plan
2. Secondary Illuminate Ed training will be offered as soon as possible for basic use and GradeBook. Dates and time TBD. More extensive training on advanced topics will be planned by the Illuminate Ed subcommittee and offered in the second semester. All trainings will be paid at the extended day rate.
3. The Illuminate Ed sub-committees have been negotiated and approved and are being re-formed, and members who choose to join will be paid for meeting times at the extended day rate. An official SRTA member representative will be appointed by the Exec Board.
4. SRTA has negotiated for a Fire Relief Leave Bank. For those teachers who lost their home during the fires, SRTA will work to get enough days to give each of those teachers 10 days. The days will be given to those teachers to use those days prior to using any of their own accumulated days. See all the details in the SRTA Temporary Fire Relief Leave Bank Post
Sonoma Fire Articles - Related to Educators, Mental Health, Teaching Resources, Relief Efforts, Cleanup and Safety
In Aftermath of Fires, Schools Brace for Newly Homeless Students
After Fire's Tragedy, Teachers Ask: How Do I Get To Normal?
Recovering Emotionally After A Residential Fire
Trauma Informed Teaching Video from Live Oak Charter School
There are two versions of this presentation as it was given twice. The top link has very quiet audio.
www.facebook.com/liveoakcharterschool/videos/10155887823439382 (quiet audio)
My Fire Story: A Guided Activity Workbook
Photo Storybook to Explain the Fires to Young Children
Hidden Valley Elementary Disaster Relief Website
North Bay Fires: CTA's Disaster Relief Fund
First Steps If You Have Been Displaced or Lost Your Home
Good Suggestions About Steps To Take (google doc)
Cleanup and Safety
Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks
PG&E Returning Home After A Wildfire
As of today, SRTA has already given out $47,000 in grants to 141 educators who lost homes or who were displaced by the fires. We also filed for CTA grants on behalf of our members for an additional $30,000 in grants with more to follow.
The $250 and $500 SRTA Disaster Grants are being given out as quickly as possible. We still have a bunch more grants in process.
You can help support SRTA members by donating to our YouCaring fundraising page at bit.ly/SRTAfund. SRTA has raised $20,160 so far and will continue to get this money into members hands as quickly as possible.
Members who were displaced or who lost their homes can apply for the SRTA Disaster Grant as well as the CTA Disaster Grants by going to bit.ly/SRTAgrant.
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