The proposed amendments to the GTA Constitution By-Laws have been approved by a vote of 659 YES to 3 NO. A final copy of the updated Bylaws will be made available to members this week. Thank you to everyone who voted and assisted in running the voting process!
GTA Members, voting season for you isn’t done yet!
At our most recent Rep Assembly Meeting, a movement was made to bring the proposed changes to GTA Bylaws to full Membership for a vote. That movement passed unanimously, 20-0. Per the current Bylaws, the vote will take place next Tuesday, November 13, and requires a “Yes” vote from the majority of membership to pass.
A summary of the changes, as well as the full, specific changes, were shared with membership via district email last week. The Elections Committee has already begun work on vote, and absentee ballots for district-wide teachers have been sent out.
If you need an absentee ballot or any other information about this important vote, please contact the GTA Office at 471-5765. We encourage all members to make your voice known and vote on this measure!
Learn more about Sherita’s campaign here.
GTA President Jason Cooney
Nearly 100 people representing at least a dozen NYSUT local unions, parents, students, labor leaders, religious leaders, civic leaders and community members huddled together in the cold evening air outside Rochester’s School Without Walls Thursday.
In chants and speeches, and on signs and shields, they called for access to a high-quality public education for every student and stood up against the Trump-DeVos political agenda. They sent a clear message to the new Trump administration that any attempt to privatize, demonize, supplant or divest in public education will be met with resistance.
Full story from NYSUT here.
Teacher evaluations- How should good teaching be measured. Should student performance count? By how much? The link between student test scores and teacher evaluations was one reason behind last year’s opt-out movement in New York Schools. Can evaluations improve teaching? And how do we retain the best? Teacher Evaluations, Retention and Development. It’s next on Connect: NY
It could happen.