Community Outreach- SCTA Web
The Organizing Committee is putting into place a mechanism to build positive relationships between local community groups and SCTA. As much as school consumes our lives, we are also active members in our community. We would like to know which community groups you are active in. These groups can be social, political, city, or neighborhood based. Just a few examples: PTSA at a specific school, Stonewall Democrats, Neighborhood Associations, League of Women Voters, Soccer clubs, Book Clubs, Foodie Clubs…
Providing this information does not mean you automatically become the liaison for this organization (unless you want to be). Hopefully, gathering this information will open up lines of communication between SCTA and the greater community.
At your earliest convenience, email the Organizing Committee’s point person for this project Nate Staracefirstname.lastname@example.org- with the following information:
- School Site
- Personal Contact Info (Phone Number/Email Address)
- Community Group(s)
- And if you are interested in acting as a liaison
Class Size Overages
We are receiving several questions about the amount owed for overages in the contract. Class size is covered in Article 17 of the contract and calls for ninety dollars ($90) a day you are over the class size maximums. We are hearing that some members are being paid twenty dollars ($20) for their overages. The contract does call for twenty dollars ($20) in Article 17.6.1 (f) but that Article covers Special Education Class Size. If you are a regular education teacher and are over the maximums in Article 17 for your segment you are to be paid ninety dollars ($90) a day for your overages. We hope this clears up any confusion on this issue.
3 days (18 for 6 hour employees and 24 for 8 hour employees) of CPT hours must be completed by May 31st to avoid having your pay docked for the year. If you do not complete the 18 hours you will also not receive a full years credit to STRS, which will affect your retirement.
There should be make-up hours provided at your site during this time of year. All unit members, be they a social worker, a music teacher, an itinerant teacher only at your site 1 day a week, etc. should be welcome at site CPT hours. There are some specific rules for off-site, job specific CPT hours. We understand that your principals have a list of CPT hours for each teacher at their site. Please check with them regarding the status of your hours. SCTA strongly recommends that you maintain your own records of date, time and topic of each CPT hour you attend every year.
There has been some technical difficulty getting the 2013 Scholarship information and applications on the SCTA website. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2013 and the information/applications are available at the SCTA office. If you give Jolene a call (452-4591) she will send one out to you at your school site.