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It's more work to call sick than just go in sick.

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A united effort can bring change.

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A teacher's workday includes long hours after school is out.

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Memo to the principal

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Teachers deserve a contract.

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Teachers have a mountain of paperwork and lest instruction time.

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Rescue people with education.

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NEA RA 2013 Delegates.



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Orange County
Classroom Teachers Association
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Dear Orange CTA Member,

Your fellow Orange CTA member, Karen Castor Dentel, a Dommerich Elementary teacher who has been serving as a state legislator, needs our support.  Karen has proven to be one of the most effective advocates for teachers and students in the Florida Legislature.  Precisely because of her effectiveness in support of public education, she is the target of an organized, well-funded campaign to unseat her.  The polling is close, but Karen can secure victory with our support.  Karen has been there for us and our students time and time again.  Now, Karen has asked for our help and we are responding. 

Please join Orange CTA supporters of Karen this weekend.  The campaign has asked teachers to talk to voters this weekend.  All are to meet at Karen's campaign headquarters at 698 N Maitland Avenue, Maitland, Florida. There are three opportunities to help this weekend:

1.     Saturday, October 25th: walk from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (meet at 9:30 am)

2.     Saturday, October 25th: walk from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (meet at 1:30 pm)

      3. Sunday, October 26th: walk from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (meet at 1:30 pm) 

Karen's race has been designated by our state organization the Florida Education Association and by the state AFL-CIO as a top priority.  Please help re-elect Karen and send one of us back to Tallahassee to advocate for our students and ourselves.

In solidarity,

Diana Moore, President CTA
and Steering Committee Member
of the Orange Fund for Children & Public Education
Dr. Donna Miller, Vice President CTA
 and Chair of the Orange Fund for
Children & Public Education

Unfortunately not all of the facts are being reported. The Union DID NOT reject the “Hold Harmless Model”, but they did however have questions regarding the 30 plus teachers that were excluded from the model. When asked which teachers were identified as those that would be held from the model, as well as how the model would affect teachers that were not reassigned last year due to Instructional Practice scores and still have not found jobs yet, the chief negotiator walked out of the bargaining session. So in essence, “all” does not include “all” and it is important to all of the 13,000 plus teachers that the Union bargains for that we indeed are all included and benefit from the negotiations.  Join CTA now by printing your application and faxing it to 407-290-8799. Send the hard copy by courier after making a copy to the CTA office, so we have a hard copy. Members matter and when you are a member, we all matter. Join us today for a better tomorrow.

Link to the Bargaining Audio...Last 2 minutes before they walked out....


Every Member, Every Teacher, Every Citizen, and Every Time!

Calling all
Orange County Educators

Express your voice! 
Exercise your right to vote!

You can find information on registering to
vote, requesting absentee ballots, voting
at your polling place, locating your polling place, knowing who your announced candidates are at:

§  Request an absentee ballot and vote by mail:

§  Check your voter registration and
track your absentee ballot:

Early Vote from October 20 – November 2, 2014, 7 am --7 pm, each day at any location in addition to the Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W Kaley St.

Orlando, FL  32806 (bring your picture ID):

Alafaya Branch Library
12000 E Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32826

Southwest Branch Library
7255 Della Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Apopka Community Center & VFW
519 S. Central Ave. Apopka, FL 3270

Renaissance Senior Center
3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail Orlando, FL 32829

Washington Park Branch Library
5151 Raleigh Street, Suite A Orlando, FL 32811

South Creek Branch Library
1702 Deerfield Blvd. Orlando, FL 32837

West Oaks Branch Library
1821 E. Silver Star Road Ocoee, FL 34761

Southeast Branch Library
5575 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando, FL 32822

Winter Park Library
460 East New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Hiawassee Branch Library
7391 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32818

Herndon Branch Library
4324 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

UCF Campus - Barbara Ying Center
12815 Scholarship Dr. Orlando, FL 32816

General Election - November 4th, 2014.

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Questions? Call: 407-836-2070

>>>>>>Points of Interest<<<<<<

|>> Link to form to record "Extended Contract Hours form" |>>Share my lesson update in the teacher resources section. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.|>> Check out the new forms for observation concerts and tracking your work time in a standard day|>> See our new page, "From FEA" about opting out of mandatory testing |>>Fast Facts Comparison of Charlie Crist and Rick Scott- in members only section|>>CTA Teacher Resources |>>New Poll on 1/2 cent sales tax |>> Information for active citizens  >>


Orange County Teachers To Start New School Year Without A Contract... Read a Fox News Report.

Here is a competition for teachers who would like to tie STEM to community engagement. There are several ways to enter and levels of rewards for teachers and schools. (It is limited to public schools only.) We have had two winners in the state in the last few years.

Please share with your members.

As an active responsible citizen you may not know who your legislators are so here is a link that will get you the information: . Also you may need to update or change your voter registration so here is a link to help with that: And finally you may wish to check voter information with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office:

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From the President

From the desk of CTA President, Diana Moore...

Welcome to our new Uni-Serv Executive Director, Mark Mitchell pictured here with Diana Moore, CTA President.

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Orange County Classroom Teachers Association is THE voice for local public education.

We are associated with the Florida Education Association, the National Education Association,

the American Federations of Teachers and the Central Florida Labor Council AFL-CIO.

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