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The result of this evening’s tally in the Orange CTA’s West Learning Community Seat B runoff election is:
Sybil McKinzy = 34.62% (36 votes)
Mimi Forness = 65.38% (68 votes)
Total Valid Ballots Cast= 104
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To all AR's:
CTA negotiated 3 year hold harmless language for OCPS teachers. VAM scores are expected on Tuesday. This agreement gives all teachers in Orange a 3.49 Effective rating on the Student Growth portion of your 13-14, 14-15, and 15-16 Evaluation.
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....
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. www.samsung.com/solve
As an active
responsible citizen you may not know who your
legislators are so here is a link that will get you the
. 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:
And finally you may wish to check voter information with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office: http://www.ocfelections.com/voter_lookup/voterlookup.aspx.