CUTA Message to Members (2 April 2014):  For the latest information about bargaining, please read the most recent letter from CUTA's president. More>

North County CTA Pre-Retirement Workshop on May 10th: Advance registration is required to confirm your attendance.  Continental breakfast will be provided. More>

A message from CTA (24 March 2014):  California educators will be spending much of this year dealing with the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  While CTA supports the standards, we do not support the high-stakes testing that some want to bring along with them, nor the unrealistic timeline the federal government is trying to impose. We must take our time, use a little common sense, and get the implementation right.  That's why CTA supported AB 484, which suspends high-stakes testing while students and teachers become familiar with the new standards and become technologically ready to take the new state assessments.  More>

The 2014 CUTA Scholarship application is now available for graduating seniors. Children of active members who plan to attend an accredited school of higher education full time during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply.  Applications are due by April 25th. More>

CUTA News Release (24 Feb. 2014): The San Diego County Service Center Council invites you to attend its Anti-Bullying 101: Prevention and Intervention training on Thursday, March 13th from 4:30-6:30. RSVP to Jackie Hidalgo.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. More>

CUTA News Release (18 Feb. 2014): CUTA stands with the Alpine Teachers Association during its protracted and contentious contract negotiations. UT San Diego reported on the Alpine School District's decision to impose a teacher salary cut of 7.85% beginning in January as well as reduce its employee health care contribution from $13,500 to $8,000.  The 91 members of the Alpine Teachers Association, seeking to minimize cuts, will strike on Thursday morning.  Updated information will be available on and on the "We Love Our Alpine Teachers" Facebook page.  CUTA encourages everyone in the county to stand with Alpine teachers and decline offers to substitute teach in their district during a strike. More>

CUTA News Release (18 Feb. 2014):  NEA & BetterLesson have brought together teachers from around America to develop free Common Core lesson plans which members may find helpful.  Their goal is over 16,000 by next year.  So far, they’ve posted online more than 3,000 lesson plans and reflections from teachers who discuss what has worked and has not worked for them.  More>

CUTA News Release (13 Feb. 2014): If you are interested in attending a free Pre-Retirement Conference in March or April, contact Space is limited. More>

CUTA Speech to the Board (12 Feb. 2014):  Good evening members of the board. In looking over the board agenda, there are several new policies CUTA is pleased to see formally adopted. The Lactation policy meets state guidelines and will protect the legal rights of nursing mothers. Also, a “civility” clause will allow educators as well as the community to work together and communicate in a positive manner. More> 

CUTA News Release (11 Feb. 2014):  Vista Teachers Association member Reagan Duncan eloquently and masterfully presented the anti-Vergara lawsuit case in an interview this morning on San Diego KUSI Channel 9’s Morning Show. See her interview here.

CUTA News Release (5 Feb. 2014):  The California Educator magazine is seeking members to feature in some upcoming stories.  They are looking for a variety of members--and diversity--representing different geographic regions, grade levels, subject matters, ages and ethnic backgrounds for numerous stories.   Contact Amanda Fanning if interested in participating. More>

CTA News Release (4 Feb. 2014): Opportunities abound for CTA, Vogel says. With the passage of Prop. 30 and new revenues coming into the state’s coffers, the promise of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, CTA has some real opportunities ahead, CTA President Dean E. Vogel told State Council... More>

CUTA News Release (17 Dec. 2013):  On December 4th, the Board voted to approve the First Interim Financial Report.  One component of this budget allocated money to hire nine elementary teachers for grades K-3.  With implementation of the Local Control Formula (LCFF), every school district has until 2021 to reduce K-3 site averages to 24:1.  Each year the state will determine the percentage movement a district must make toward that implementation. Using last year’s enrollment numbers for the basis of its calculation, the state has required 11.78% progress toward 24:1 for the current school year. Due to this, and the community’s desire for lower class sizes, the District decided to hire staff at the semester in order to meet state requirements. More>