Save the date – Redwood Educators Conference – April 29th-30th

Hello,

I hope you and your family are well.

The Redwood Educators Conference will be held April 29-30, 2022 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Rohnert Park.  As a member, you are eligible both to attend and to present!  See below for the presenters application and registration form.  Please note that presenters will receive a $200 stipend.

As educators, we have much to be proud of.  The locals that make up the Redwood Service Center are a collective of hard-working teachers, nurses, counselors, school psychologists, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and retirees.  The Redwood Educators Conference is dedicated to bringing members together, building up our support networks and resources to do our jobs, providing professional development opportunities, and relating the value of what the association brings to each of us.

We are stronger together!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you at the Redwood Educators Conference!

Alyson Brauning,
Redwood Service Center Council Chair

Presenter application

Registration form

Check out pics from our Member Engagement activity on Friday!

Virtual Elections Training

The CTA Elections Chair will be conducting a virtual elections training on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Please share this info and date with your chapter Presidents, Elections Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members.

Please click here to sign-up for the virtual training session by 10 am, Monday, April 25, 2022.

The training handouts, manual, and link to log onto the virtual training will be emailed to you (to the email address you signed up with) by noontime on April 26.

California Teachers Association Virtual Retirement Workshop

Tentative deal reached to end Cotati-Rohnert Park teacher strike

Congratulations to the amazing RPCEA leadership and members!!!  It is always difficult and courageous to strike but to strike after two years of a horrific pandemic is a herculean feat.  We will be honoring our RPCEA educators with a much deserved CTA “Golden Foot” soon as a recognition of their valiant efforts to strike and achieve justice for the students, educators, parents, community, public education and our democracy!  The district might not realize it, but they actually won too as this justice helps us create better public schools with the best educators for our students

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/tentative-deal-reached-to-end-cotati-rohnert-park-teacher-strike/

Kristie McWilliams, a teacher at University Elementary La Fiesta, waves a sign at passing cars as teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Kristie McWilliams, a teacher at University Elementary La Fiesta, waves a sign at passing cars as teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Supporters and teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Teachers from Monte Vista Elementary School, including Cassandra Wilcox, from left, Tami Riddle, and Grace Daucher, join with supporters and teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District as they picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Supporters and teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Supporters and teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Rancho Cotate High teacher Kristi McWilliams, left, and Hahn Elementary fourth grade teacher Austin Brooks join teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District as they picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Supporters and teachers in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District picket along Rohnert Park Expressway during their strike for higher wages in Rohnert Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 17, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

2022-23 Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development (EMEID) Program

Each year, CTA’s Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development (EMEID) Program takes BIPOC members who are interested in expanding their roles in their unions and/or CTA, provides them with mentors, and funds their participation in CTA conferences to provide them with the tools to achieve their goals.

Applications for the 2022-23 program are currently being accepted and are due by 5:00p.m. on Friday, April 8th.

EMEID participants must be able to attend CTA’s Summer Institute July 24-28, 2022 and CTA’s January State Council meeting January 27-29, 2023.

Information on the 2022-23 program may be found here, and members may apply for the program here.

For more information on past years’ programs, see these articles:

CTA.ORG updates!

RSCC Steering Committee Documents for March Meeting

Hello Redwood Steering Committee,

I hope you and your family are well.

Attached are the following items for the March Redwood Steering Committee Meeting.

  • Agenda
  • Agenda for the March 12, 2022 meeting
  • Budget for 2022
  • RSCC Meeting Minutes for January
  • RSCC Steering Minutes for January
  • Friday night event flyer
  • WHO Award Nomination Form
  • Redwood Educators Conference Draft Registration Form

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Alyson

RSCC EDUCATORS CONFERENCE_REGISTRATION FORM

State WHO Award Rules for Nomination

RSCC STEERING AGENDA

RSCC Steering Committee Minutes

Budget 2022

RSCC AGENDA

Join us Friday night!

RSCC General Meeting Minutes

CONFERENCE_REGISTRATION FORM

Presenters Application

2021 NEA Wrapped

A Month of Learning, Celebration

Black history is American history. February is a month to study and celebrate African Americans’ rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are part of our history. The 2022 theme, Black Health and Wellness, acknowledges Black medical scholars and health care providers – especially timely during this pandemic, which has disproportionately affected minority communities.

Watch CTA President E. Toby Boyd speak to the importance of Black history here. Find CTA resources and suggested lesson plans here.

It’s not too late to participate in this week’s Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action! Find classroom and school resources at CTA and NEA, including  tips to facilitate conversation and advocate for your students at the school and district level.

Tell Your Legislators: Vote Yes on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Our collective action, including calls from educators and other union members across the state, proved successful on Jan. 25, when Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced an agreement that will provide supplemental paid COVID sick leave (SPSL) to educators, school personnel and all California workers.

The proposal, which will be voted on by the Legislature next week, provides up to 80 hours of SPSL, with a guarantee of 40 hours to all employees. It is retroactive to Jan. 1 and extends to Sept. 30, 2022.

“This leave will allow school employees to quarantine, recover, and return to their students and classrooms,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd, adding that the agreement “is the fruits of our collective labor as educators, labor partners and state leaders committed to the health and well-being of California workers.”

Join CTA to urge your legislators to vote yes! Click here to add your voice.