RCTA Representative Council Meeting Agenda
Redwood City Teachers’ Association Mission Statement: The Redwood City Teachers Association exists to promote and protect the professional health and longevity of its members. It is dedicated to the pursuit and support of excellent teaching, equity, collective bargaining, and fair working conditions. We are devoted to the education of the children, their families, and the community of Redwood City.
Monday, May 2nd, 2022 3:30-5:30 PM
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1. Call meeting to order at: 3:35 pm
2. Land Acknowledgement: We are doing this work on the unceded land of the Ohlone Nations.
3. Roll Call and check in- Elected Site Representatives (✓ present)
Adelante Selby-Rita Melton and Yesenia Bravo ✓
Roy Cloud-Belinda Mendez and Maureen McPeek ✓Christina Granato take info back
Roosevelt-Kohlby Hong and Chris Holm ✓ ✓
Hoover-Kevin Sugar ✓Annie Cho will take the info back
Clifford- Jennifer Tanti ✓
Orion-Jackie Kroner Dan Su will take the info back
North Star-Jacob Havey ✓
Garfield-Anum Khan ✓
Kennedy-Cindy Meek ✓
Taft-Kerry Benjamin and Kim Combs ✓
Henry Ford-Angie Teupel and Sandra Covacha ✓
SDC Preschool - Bernadette Garcia
Preschool -Aida Ortiz
Independent Study- Rebecca Robinson ✓
4. Approval of the Minutes
4/4/22 minutes approved without objections
5. Committee Reports
Elections Committee: Steve Murray
45/306 members voted
President: Erinn Washburn
VPresident: Joan Solari
Treasurer: Steve Murray
Corresponding Secretary: Jennifer Tanti
Recording Secretary: Christina Granato
NEA RA State Delegates: Erinn Washburn
NEA RA Local Delegate: Yeseniah Bravo, Jacob Havey
Roles and responsibilities of Executive Board Members can be found in our bylaws. ice
Organizing Committee: Teacher appreciation week lunches May 2nd-May 6th (Can be following weeks in May if needed)
Site reps order for your teachers/members and send receipt to Steve Murray for reimbursement check. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Include your phone number and home address so Steve can send you a reimbursement check.
Please keep the price under $15/member.
Not for all staff, just teachers
Retirement Committee: Belinda Mendez, Erinn Washburn, Kohlby Hong, Jenn Tanti RCTA CHANGED PARTY TO MONDAY, MAY 23 4-6PM DISTRICT RETIREMENT PARTY AND SEVERAL OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED ON 5/26!! New Party Flier (Print and Post on your RCTA Bulletin Board on your site) RSVP by May 16th
Need retiree names by Friday, May 6th.
Please add any early retirees from the 21-22 school year
End of year/ Retirement Party: The Office Bar and Grill 1748 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 Date: Monday, May 23rd Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Political Action Committee- Jacob Havey
There is a lot of anit-teacher, anti-union board members across the state of California and in the Bay Area in general
PAC is a political academy made up of of CTA members and locally elected individuals to fight inequities within the political/education systems
2 positions opening within RCSD board for the coming school year.
Calendar Committee: Erinn Washburn, Pam Barsch 22-23 calendar change Do not make Winter Break plans yet.
To match Sequoia: December 23-January 8. 9th is a work day. Kids back on 10th.
Wait to make Winter break plans for 22-23 school year
RCSD is waiting for final approval on the calendar… Stay tuned
Human Rights and Equity Committee:
Erinn Washburn, Natalie Delahunt, Emily Farrell
Wednesday, May 4th- Sweet Kicks at MIT
GSA student clubs will be meeting for their annual ice cream and kickball social
Sigrid McCarthy, Silvia Antonelli, Chelsea Williams, Anum Khan, Erinn Washburn
Recycling: Yes we recycle. Should be getting posters soon from Recology. Everything can go in the blue bins. Your site administrator can set up a time with Recology to come in and set up an entire system (Henry Ford).
Severe Behaviors: Garfield may pilot a Restorative Justice model.
More PD refreshers on what is already in place. No new models/programs each year.
Get new hires up to speed.
Next Climate Meeting:
Can we speak on the administrative role in discipline and behaviors.There is inconsistency across sites, and administration is placing a burden on teachers and administrators who do not seem to be held accountable for their negligence in handling these extreme behaviors. It also seems that some admin are unaware of district policies, or options available. Site handbooks are not being provided at all sites making discipline policies inconsistent and unclear across sites. Admin should be versed in the teacher contract language to ensure teachers rights are being respected.
Observations and Evaluations: Administration is scoring low evals for teachers who have received lower evaluation scores in the past. Teachers can write a rebuttal on evaluation, or request an additional evaluation from another evaluator. Teachers who have received “mature practice” scores in the past have been receiving lower scores in their recent evaluations.
Independent Studies: It doesn’t look like the state is going to fund this program next year and RCSD is not interested in continuing the program. However, the state has not been completely clear about this yet.
Christina Granato email@example.com
Address changes for CTA database-Christina Granato firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Territo, Belinda Mendez
Brian Cagle, Michelle Territo, Erinn Washburn, Jenn Tanti
Article 4: Work Hours
7 hours (15 minutes before first bell)
30 minute duty-free lunch
10 minute break every 2.5 hours (OSHA)
Meetings cannot be on Thursdays (during protected prep)
2021-2022 Budget: Approved 12/6/21
Dues increase will be reflected on April pay stub.
Balance Checking: $ 83,845.18Balance Savings:$ 50,380.28April expenses: Approx. $134.00April dues disbursement: $5,641.00
Site by Site Share-outs
Adelante Selby Reps: n/a
Clifford Reps: SBAC testing for the next two weeks started today, middle school dance coming up.
Garfield Reps: n/a
Henry Ford Reps: Grades 2-5 have been asked to go to Clifford to observe other teachers using NUA in action in our district, Recology came out to teach students about which bins to use- created a green team with grades ⅘ to help out, getting ready to start SBAC. 5th grade is currently at outdoor ed.
Hoover Reps: n/a
Kennedy Reps: Drama performance (HS musical), SBAC testing starts tomorrow, dance coming up next week- 3 shows this past weekend, approx. 80-students involved.
Orion Reps: Open house on May 25, staff social on Friday (off-site), currently doing SBAC, consulting for STEAM and Foss Science programs
McKinley Reps: n/a
North Star Reps: Busy April- SBAC starts tomorrow, family dance replaced father-daughter dance which was successful.
Roosevelt Reps: PTA Jogathon raised $50,000, 8th grade went extra mile and hosted a car wash and parents night out, mass exodus at Roosevelt, lots of openings
Roy Cloud Reps: Jog a thon, back to school night April 21, Family day hosted on Saturday, hosted by Dad’s club with science stations and food trucks, book fair, outdoor ed was last week for 5th, met new principal, SBAC starts tomorrow.
Taft Reps: n/a
CDC Preschool Reps: : n/a
SDC Preschool Reps: : n/a
Independent Study Reps: All are looking for jobs, SBAC has started- difficult finding schedules for students assigned to different sites. Need help with MIT and Hoover Schedules.
August 8, 9, 10 PD days are paid per diem or 4.5 PGCE units.
Fill out the sign in sheets to be compensated.
If you do not attend, you will not be compensated.
Anyone want to job-share next year? Reach out to Erinn Washburn
SPSL: This leave will become available for use on February 19, 2022 and is retroactive to January 1, 2022 for qualifying absences.
If you have taken leave between 1/1/2022-2/19/2022 for Covid related reasons, you can apply to use this leave by completing this form.
7. Member Concerns: n/a
Meeting adjourned at: 5:06 pm
10 minute meeting To Do’s:
1. Collect: Get a list of all RCTA retirees on your site. Retiree Form that anyone can fill out
2. Announce: New Day and time for End-of-year/Retirement party:
MONDAY MAY 23 4:00-6:00 PM
3. Order: Teacher Appreciation Week! Order lunch for your RCTA member staff and get reimbursed from RCTA treasurer
4. Remind: 8th Grade teacher, get your RCTA scholarship nominations in -need 2 8th grade student nominations from each site. Use this form to add your 8th grade nominations
Still missing nominations from Hoover, Clifford, Roy Cloud, North Star
5. Check It Out and Share: Contract Cheat Sheet