9/19/22 Rep council Minutes
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, September 19th, 2022 3:45-5:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
1. Call meeting to order at: 3:45
2. Land Acknowledgement: We are doing this work on the unceded land of the Ohlone Nations.
3. (Need a motion) Approval of the agenda (with flexibility for special presentation by Kathleen Beebe). Sigrid McCarthy motioned to approved; second by Kevin Sugar
4. (Need a motion) Elect Site Reps
5. Roll call and check in- Elected Site Representatives
Adelante Selby: Yesenia Bravo, Rita Melton
CDC: Ivonne Castillo
Clifford: Larry Goity
Garfield: Anastacia Stamates,` Chris Taylor
Henry Ford: Sandra Covacha, Angie Teupel
Hoover: Kevin Sugar
Kennedy: Endre Balogh, Cindy Meek
MIT: Mary Jane Gertz
Northstar: Ariana Baltay, Jacob Havey
Orion: Jackie Kroner
Roosevelt: Eryn Heon, Chris Holm, Sharon Tsuchiyama
Roy Cloud: Eve Avalos, Xa Mai
SLP: Megan Klein
Taft: Kerry Benjamin, Sigrid McCarthy
6. Approval of the Minutes
7. Site by Site 1 Minute Share-outs
Adelante Selby Reps: iReady, a lot of SEL, Practice for the Music Man play and SEL lessons; iReady testing
CDC Preschool Reps: still adjusting to working with younger kids, transitional kindergarten
Clifford Reps: Brigance Testing, time, consuming, in the past had subs, no subs this year, takes a long time.
Garfield Reps: New building not done, elevator does not work, rolling chairs, trying for another bond
Henry Ford Reps: Absent
Hoover Reps: A good start. A ton of SEL. Very hot classrooms. MS teachers have to teach their own enrichment and soon ELD as well. A ton of behavior issues in the lower grades. A number of complaints but overall I am keeping it positive.
Kennedy Reps: so far so good at Kennedy. I would love to see more student faces. It seems to me students are still a bit shy. Students and teachers are working together well.
McKinley Reps: Absent
North Star Reps: New counselor - Mr Gary, great for students SEL needs, iReady testing is finishing this week. Math this week, ELA last week for most, PTO is preparing an October festival, kids and teachers are doing well.
Orion Reps: New building opened - beautiful, essentials still need to be completed, believe some classroom phones haven’t been hooked up yet; Celebrating 90th birthday of original building; New 4th/5th English teacher for Mandarin was transferred after 10days. 5th grade teacher reassigned to the position. Ripple effect for the whole 3-5 program. Kids switching classes. 5th grade teacher not keen on moving classrooms/programs.
Roosevelt Reps: Roosevelt has had a big turnover of staff this year (15 teachers). We are also administering the iReady assessments.
Roy Cloud Reps: New principal, ants, iReady, SEL
SLP: k-8 fully staffed; spread thinner than usual because she needs to travel to other sites
Taft Reps: New building opened; 4th and 5th grade upstairs, no bathroom upstairs, rolling chairs, small staff room; no filtered water
8. Committee Reports
Three different budget proposals; need to vote at October RCTA Meeting; Erinn reviewed each buget; Erinn needs to look at stamp cost in Budget
Treasurer's Report: Steve Murray
2021-2022 Budget: Approved 12/6/21
Balance Checking: $42,219.19Balance Savings:$50,384.05
2022-2023 Budget Proposals to be voted on October 3rd.
$180 annual local dues (current amount)
$185 local dues (updated arbitration minimum)
$200 local dues (CTA director’s suggestion)
To be voted on at October rep council meeting
Measure S Endorsement Vote - Alisa MacAvoy Asked RCTA endorsement; NOT READY FOR AN ENDORSEMENT; Erinn will ask Alisa MacAvoy for more information on how the money will be spent.
Social Organizing Committee: Belinda Mendez, Xa Mai
Human Rights and Equity Committee: Erinn Washburn-LGBTQ Chair
Need Ethnic Minorities Issues Chair
Need Women’s Issues Chair Joan Solari
CTA LGBTQ Issues Conference October 28-30th -RCTA will fund part of all of this trip!
Climate Committee: Need members Anastacia Stamates
First meeting is October 17th
Meet with John Baker, Wendy Kelly, and a board member to discuss solutions to district-wide concerns.
Membership Committee: Cindy Meek CINDYHM@pacbell.net
Grievance Committee: Michelle Territo firstname.lastname@example.org
It is very important that you talk to your site administrators about any problems you have at your site. Document these interactions.
Bargaining Team: Brian Cagle, Michelle Territo, Jenn Tanti, Yesenia Bravo, Amy Barstad
Negotiation Survey coming soon.
Special Rep Council Training with Kathleen Beebe 4:30 PM
-SPSL has been extended through December 31, 2022. You are entitled to up to 80 hours of covid leave. You must fill out this form to receive it. There is a limit on the amount of money this will pay out, so you may have to use some of your own sick leave.
-Next rep council meeting will be in person. There will be a benefits fair at the Red Morton Community Activities Building with representatives from California Casualty, Provident, and The Standard.
CA Administrator Performance Expectations
10. Member Concerns:
Meeting adjourned at:
10 minute meeting/Leadership Team To Do’s:
1. Get all members at your site to fill out the RCTA contact Form
2. Find out which budget the members at your site prefer (so you know how to vote next time).
3. October 3-Next rep council meeting will be in person. There will be a benefits fair at the Red Morton Community Activities Building with representatives from California Casualty, Provident, and The Standard.
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