Over the past few years the District has held surplusing for those teachers who have either lost their positions due to cuts, or chose to self-surplus. The self-surplus process is covered in Article 18.104.22.168.1 of the contract. SCTA and the District are still not in agreement as to the criteria for this school year. However, the language is very clear about the timeline for making your request for self-surplus. You MUST have your request into the District by the close of business on February 1st. We have attached a sample request letter for your use. Please turn in your request to the District human resources office and a copy to SCTA.
2012 SCTA Annual Socks and Undies Drive
Teachers and support staff donated almost 4,000 pairs of socks and undies and nearly $250 to the PTA Clothes Closet in this year’s Socks and Undies Drive. The PTA Clothes Closet continues to provide free, gently used clothing to hundreds of the neediest children in our district. SCTA’s donations helped to fill their shelves with new underclothing just in time for the holidays. Thank you to the following schools for their donations: A.M. Winn, Caleb Greenwood, Camellia, C.B. Wire, Crocker/Riverside, Elder Creek, Ethel Phillips, Golden Empire, Hubert Bancroft, James Marshall, Joseph Bonheim, Leonardo da’Vinci, Language/speech specialists, Luther Burbank, Martin Luther King, Nicholas, Nurses, O.W. Erlewine, Pacific, Phoebe Hearst, Program Specialists, Retired teachers, Rosa Parks, Rosemont, SCTA, Sequoia, Serna Center, Skill Center, Sutter, Theodore Judah, Washington, and Woodbine. (If you’re site is not listed, they might be among the many “anonymous” donations that were received.)
Class Size Overages
SCTA is attempting to close out a class size overage grievance for this school year. Even if you have sent in your name to SCTA before on this issue, please resend your name and information to ensure your situation is dealt with. Please include your name, your school, the dates and the classes you would like us to consider. We need this information by the close of business on Friday, January the 25th.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
As you know Monday is a Holiday but we encourage all members to participate in a MLK day event of their choosing. SCTA will be marching in the MLK march for the dream. More information on this event can be found on their web page on MLK365.com where you can find the routes and times listed.
Note: Sample Surplus Letters
To Whom It May Concern,
Based on Section 22.214.171.124.1 of the collective bargaining agreement between the Sacramento City Unified School District and Sacramento City Teachers Association, I am requesting to be placed in the teacher surplus pool for the 2013/2014 school year. I am basing my request on a desire to leave my position at my current work location. The contract language follows:
Teachers who can definitively demonstrate a need for self-surplusing based on criteria developed by the District and SCTA may declare themselves surplus by February 1st. The self-surplusing and the placement are subject to approval by the District and SCTA.
I can be reached at the address above, or by phone at the number listed below if further information is needed or needs to be sent to me.
cc: SCTA, SCUSD Human Resources