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August 23rd, 2021 General Meeting 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.



What Have Unions Ever Done For Us?


1. Call meeting to order at: 3:38

2. Land Acknowledgment: With gratitude, we recognize that we practice this work on the traditional homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone Nations. Intertribal Friendship House

Native Land Map


3. New Member Information

Join.CTA.org

Voice (bylaw update)

Understand your Contract

Connection between sites

Equity

Dues

CTA Conference Grants


4. Establish temporary site reps:

1. Get ALL RCTA contact information (Google Form collected through school email)

2. Recruit permanent site reps for election

3. Set up CTA/RCTA bulletin board (materials provided)

Rep council meeting calendar

Mixer on September 17th

Social Justice Posters Shareables

4. 10 minute meetings on site


Adelante Selby Rita Melton and Yesenia Bravo

Roy Cloud Belinda Mendez

Roosevelt Kohlby Hong

Hoover Kevin Sugar

Clifford Jennifer Tanti

Orion Jackie Kroner

North Star Brian Cagle

Garfield Anum Khan

MIT Susanne Pillay

Kennedy Cindy Meek

Taft Kerry Benjamin and Kim Combs

Henry Ford Angie Teupel and Sandra Covacha

SDC Preschool Bernadette Garcia

Preschool

Independent Study Rebecca Robinson


5. Committee Reports

Elections Committee **Members needed**

- Special Elections for Executive Board (temporary positions for the 21-22 school year)

Vice President: The RCTA Vice President position assists with President and replaces

the president in case of emergency. They help the President, works with the bargaining

team, and often sits on various committees to bring our voices to RCSD Superintendent

and Deputy Superintendent.

Corresponding Secretary: The RCTA Corresponding Secretary tracks RCTA member

information, contacts and runs our emails to members. If you are good with words and

keeping messages short and sweet, this is a great opportunity for you to join your RCTA

Executive Board!


Full Description of positions in the RCTA bylaws


Timeline for Executive Board Special Election (For VP and Corresponding Secretary)

August 31: Declaration of Candidacy (rctaprez@rctacares.com)

September 1: Acknowledgment

Sept.1-8: Campaign (rctaprez@rtctacares.com)

Sept. 9-13: Secure Vote (electronic) to membership

Sept. 14: Result Announcement


Site Rep Elections

(Looking for 1 rep per 10 teachers, per site, preferable by grade clusters)

August 27: Declaration of Candidacy (rctatreasury@rctacares.com)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Google Form Vote by site (school emails)

Sept. 7: Result Announcement


Site Reps are responsible for reporting the information from the RCTA meetings back to their sites each month in a 10-minute meeting, and ensuring site concerns are brought back to RCTA Rep Council Meetings!


Who’s in your RCTA Executive Board

Introductions:

President: Erinn Washburn rctaprez@rctacares.com

Vice President: vacant (Joan Solari!!!)

Recording Secretary: Kohlby Hong rctarecordingsec@rctacares.com

Corresponding Secretary: vacant

Treasurer: Steve Murray rctatreasury@rctacares.com


Bargaining Chair: Brian Cagle

Grievance Chair: Michelle Territo rctagrievance@rctacares.com


Organizing Committee: Kevin Sugar nevikragus@gmail.com

Mixer at The Office-Sept 17th 3:30-5:00 RSVP here

CPR training Saturday, Sept 25, 2021 (50 people)

  • Need a sign up form

RCTA Lunches

Milestone Celebration

Mid-year Mixer

Retirement Party


Membership Committee: Christina Granato ms.granato26@gmail.com

-Address changes for CTA database


6. Announcements

  • Remind parents to sign consent forms to allow students to be tested.

  • Thursday afternoons are now uninterrupted prep time. Staff meetings will be held after school hours. As per the contract, administration is only allowed 30 meetings/year @ 1 hr. 15 min each.

  • Covid Leaves and Accommodations (SB 95-cutoff Sept. 30, 2021)

  • Do other illnesses/symptoms awaiting negative tests come out of our sick days?


7. Member Concerns

Covid Leaves and Accommodations (SB 95-cutoff Sept. 30, 2021)

  • Do other illnesses/symptoms awaiting negative tests come out of our sick days?


Mandated Wellness Forms for Students:

  • What is the purpose of the screening forms if some students aren’t even bringing their forms?

  • It seems that the contact tracing process for students isn’t being taken seriously.

  • Parents refuse to pick up their kids? Ill/symptomatic students who can’t get picked up should not be sent back to classrooms.

  • Students who test positive need to be quarantined for 10 days for students.

  • What are the protocols for teachers and students when exposed to another student in class who tested positive?

The 10 day Async plans from Liz Wolfe’s Newsletter

  • Grievance is working with Wendy Kelly for further guidance. The purpose of the 10 days was to keep kids who could work, not fall behind, but 10 async days seems like busy work if created now.

Super Minimum PD Days:

  • Don’t count towards the staff meeting counts (30 meetings/year @ 1 hr. 15 min each)

  • Anything that goes beyond your regular work day is required to be paid out to members for the “spill-over” time.


Meeting adjourned at:

5:02 pm


10 minute meeting To Do’s:

1. Collect Contact Information (especially personal emails)

2. Site Rep: Candidates need to send names to Steve Murray by August 27 (rctatreasury@rctacares.com)

3. Inform members of special elections (check social and promotions inbox tabs)

4. Invite to mixer on September 17th (ESPECIALLY NEW FOLKS) RSVP


Resources:

2020-2023 CBA

Rep council meeting calendar




Web: rctacares.com Facebook: @redwoodcityteachersassociation


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