SRTA News and Updates
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Updated: 10/16 6:30am
Financial Support for Members
Monetary Donations to Support Educators Who Lost Their Homes
SRTA is running a YouCaring fundraiser to support our 30+ educators who have lost their homes (as of 10/11/17). All moneys collected will be directly distributed to our members in need. Please share this link with as many people as possible.
CTA Disaster Relief Funds(Grants)
Check grant eligibility
Application for Grant (Printable)
Summary of Benefits
Contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund
Disaster Relief Fund brochure
Please refer all inquiries and submit all applications to:
800 N. Brand Blvd. 19th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Fax: (818) 254-4223
Links to information pages:
Santa Rosa City Emergency Information Page
Sonoma Fire Info Page (not run by the city)
Information on the Santa Rosa High School Webpage
Fire Area Map https://sonomamap.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2089db8e15c04be886f6d4f8daf7b13f
CalFire - What to do when returning home
Other Information Resources
California Casualty Insurance Contact
Do you have California Casualty Insurance? If so please reach out to
Teri Phillips Jimenez. She said, "They can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell 707-799-0221. I'm here for you all."
Suggestions About First Steps If Displaced
Link to Document Containing Below Information For Printing
Posted to Facebook by Kris Tina
A POST IN MARIA HESS's (she works with the district regarding trauma informed instruction) PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE.
One step at a time…
Now in English and Spanish!
¡Ahora en español y inglés!
If admin or DO tell you that "We had 59 IllumniateEd trainings over the summer, but SRTA just didn't go," remind them that the district refused to negotiate those trainings in violation to the EERA (Educational Employment Relations Act of 1976). Then give them this document with highlighted quotes from the EERA.
SRTA is the exclusive representative of our bargaining unit. Hours, wages, and working conditions are MANDATORY subjects of bargaining.
EERA Quote Sheet
Provide this document to admin as needed.
Photo © Mark Mitchell, Used with permission.
On September 13th it was standing room only as SRTA members spoke to the board about teaching conditions in SRCS. Topics included missing instructional materials, Illuminate Ed rollout problems, a lack of AC impacting teaching, low morale, plans to seek employment elsewhere, a lack of a living wage, and a lack of transcripts in Illuminate Ed which will have a huge negative impact on seniors applying for college (which opens October 1st).
Speaker Start Times
SRTA has opened the special election process to elect a Secretary to complete the term of the previous election.
Term: October 2, 2017-June 30, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Form
September 7, 2017
Updated 9/18 with current list of site visits.
Updated 9/19 to include the notes taken at the meeting.
The TA Forum will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at 4pm in the Piner High Auditorium.
We want to acknowledge the incredible work our negotiations team has done, while admitting the TA is far less than we deserve. Please come, bring your questions and hear the responses.
Move: President Will Lyon and Chief Negotiator Kathryn Howell (with the help of negotiation team Members) will explain the TA and how it came to be
Follow: There will be a brief “Pro” presentation
Oppose: There will be a brief “Con” presentation
Bystander: There will be an open mike time for Questions and Comments from others, with a 1 minute time limit per speaker. (Speakers may have an additional minute after all others have been given an opportunity to speak.)
Executive Board and Negotiation Team members are visiting sites during these next couple of weeks to answer questions.
Current Site Visitation Schedule (Will be updated as more visits are scheduled):
Friday, September 8th
More to follow.
We will have the ratification vote in October.
Notes Taken at the Member Forum
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