News (2013-14 School Year)
21 May 2014 CUTA Message to Members from Amanda Fanning:
The Election committee counted all of the ballots for the ratification vote. A total of 382 ballots were cast with 98% of CUTA members voting to approve the contract. The tentative agreement has now been ratified by CUTA and will go to the school board for its vote. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and vote. Additionally, I would like to thank our bargaining team members for all the hard work they put in during negotiations.
We hope that all families are safe during this fire emergency. Please refer to the following documents from CTA for emergency relief information. Contact Amanda Fanning if you have any questions or concerns.
5.6.14: CUTA Message to Members: Are you interested in becoming more involved in CUTA? This year the positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and two Elementary-At-Large positions are up for election. If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out the Declaration of Candidacy form and return it to the UniServ office by Tuesday, May 13th.
4.29.14: CTA Retirement Workshop on 12 May 2014: A workshop hosted by hosted by the SDCSCC is scheduled for Monday, May 12, 2014, at the San Diego RRC. Dinner will be provided. More>
4.2.14: CUTA Message to Members: For the latest information about bargaining, please read the most recent letter from CUTA's president. More>
3.24.14: A message from CTA: 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>
3.1.14: 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>
2.24.2014: CUTA News Release: 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>
2.18.14: CUTA News Release: 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 CTA.org 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>
2.18.14: CUTA News Release: 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>
2.11.14: CUTA News Release: 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.
2.4.14: CTA News Release: 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>