Gissell Medina: 232 votes
Gissell Medina: 232 votes
There will be a run-off election to determine the positions of President and CTA State Council Delegates. The run-off will be held the April 11-April 15, 2016. The ballot will be sent in the same way the last one was. You can also come into the office to vote during office hours (9-5). Please encourage your colleagues to vote!
The Board of Education is soliciting community input into the selection of the organization’s next chief executive.
Leadership Associates, the firm chosen to lead the search for the District’s next superintendent, will host community forums, hold focus groups for a variety of stakeholders, solicit feedback through an online survey, and take input by phone and email. Some of the forums will also be broadcast online.
Parents, students, employees, and community members will be asked to share their views on the strengths and challenges of the school district as well as the qualities and characteristics that are essential for the next superintendent.
Click here to access the survey. (It will be available until March 31st)
The candidates gave some great speeches this evening. If you weren’t able to make it to the Candidate Forum, you can view the speeches here. Any candidates without speeches recorded were not present at the forum, and did not have a representative present to read their speech.
You will be getting an e-mail tomorrow (3/10) from the United Teachers of Richmond that contains your link for voting. We want to encourage you to ask your neighbor teacher at your site if they got their e-mail and voted. If they say no, tell them first to check their junk folder, and then to call the office, 510-222-5112 or e-mail Rebecca, firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell her that you need the voting e-mail sent to you. You can vote from a computer or mobile device. We encourage you not to use district machines for voting.
If you would prefer to vote with a paper ballot, stop by the UTR office between 9 and 5 (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30) and vote. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 10th and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday March 17th. Results will be announced by March 18th.
Here you will find the Bargaining Update from 1/9/2016.
Here you will find the completed Completed January TA with Cover page and Salary Schedules.
Articles not included have no changes.
Voting will be at your sites next week, January 11-15th. You can also stop by the UTR office during business hours and vote. All ballots are due to the UTR office by 5 P.M. on Friday, January 15th.
There will be a TA Q and A Wednesday, January 13th @ 4:15. It will be held in the Richmond High Little Theater.
Here is the latest Bargaining Update 12.17.15.
Hey everyone! Here is our latest: Bargaining Update 12.10.15
Here are the downloadable proposals:
UTR Proposals (Not Tentative Agreements)
WCCUSD Counter Proposal (Signed)
You can find the most recent Bargaining Update here: Bargaining Update 11.25.15
You can find the full-length latest proposal from the district here:
Don’t forget to come to the December 9th School Board Rally @ DeJean (5:30).
Attention all UTR members! There will be a rally before the December 9th School Board Meeting to support UTR negotiations. Bring the teacher next door. Bring parents and students! We will be assembling before the meeting, 5:30 at DeJean Middle School. There will be materials available for making posters. Then stay for the 6:30 School Board Meeting. You can sign up for public comment or just wear green and show up for support.
See you on December 9th!!!
The Bargaining Team has met with the district twice in the last week. Once on Saturday! Below are the Bargaining Updates from those two meetings, as well as links to the full proposals. We will be back at the table in the next couple of weeks.
Joanna Sykes was a teacher at Sheldon Elementary School for almost forty years, then volunteered at Sheldon for an additional 15 years before her passing. Her love for students, passion for learning, and hope for great student achievement exemplifies the purpose of this award: to help, support, and honor WCCUSD teachers’ enduring passion for their profession and their students.
On behalf of the 580 retired educators in Division 58, we reach out to WCCUSD teachers and hope you will spend a few moments to apply for this award that will benefit your classroom, your students, and your community. Follow the links below to find out more and apply!
Here is a link to the 2015-2016 Evaluation Handbook:
There is money to be had. Through the CTA website you can learn about different scholarships available like the GLBT “Guy DeRosa” Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Check out all available scholarships at CTA.org:
The Executive Board has decided that it is best to move forward with bargaining with a new Bargaining Team. While we are very appreciative of all of the hard work our initial team did, we also look forward to what is yet to come. Below is our new Bargaining Team:
|1. Mike Johnston (Ellerhorst)|
|2. Michelle Hart (Kennedy)|
|3. Lashante Smith (DeJean)|
|4. Nyla DeLong (Math Coach)|
|5 Gissell Medina (Washington)|
|6. Wendy Phillips (Madera)|
|7. Lucy Giusto (Hercules Middle) **Chair**|
The votes are in and have been counted by the Election Committee. Here are the results:
Total Number of Votes: 1,134
Total Number of Yes Votes: 448
Total Number of No Votes: 686
The Tentative Agreement was not ratified. Back to the table.
Thanks for your participation!
*The Election Committee:
Debbie Willis (chair)
*Madison Crocker, Jane Magid, Laura Bohigas, and Diane Brown are on the Election Committee, but were unable to attend the count. This did not impact the quorum needed to count the ballots.
Thanks for your participation!
*The Election Committee:
Click here for a downloadable Tentative Agreements 2015-18 (1)
Voting will be at your sites next week. Ballots are due to the UTR office by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 14.
The following schools have been slated to go to full day kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
At Rep. Council last week, we decided to support a local coalition called Raise Up Richmond. They are having a Community Rally to renew their call for UC Berkeley to negotiate and sign a Community Benefits Agreement with the City and the Community for the proposed Berkeley Global Campus (to be located in Richmond) that guarantees good jobs, expanded training opportunities, opportunities for small business, and protections against housing displacement for local residents.
The rally is next Thursday, June 4th, 5 p.m. @ Richmond City Hall.
To find out more, check them out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/raiseuprichmond
Power Hour Rally tomorrow, 5/26, from 4-5 pm. Show up to district office, 1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond, and show support for the Bargaining Team. There will be poster board available on site. Wear Green! Check out below for media coverage of our rally last Friday. Thanks KPFA!
Click here for the most recent UTR Bargaining Alert:
Help support CTA in efforts to elect Susan Bonilla to State Senate District 7. Click the link below for information on how you can help phone bank.
There will be a run-off election to determine CTA State Council Delegate. The election will be hosted by the same vendor that did our recent elections. You will be sent an e-mail with a link containing your ballot. If you do not get this e-mail, contact Rebecca (email@example.com) and give her the correct email address. The run-off candidates are:
Diane Brown and Amalia Ojeda
Voting will be from April 13-17. You may also vote with a paper ballot by visiting our office between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. Thank you for your participation.
Click below to find out more information.
United Teachers of Richmond, CTA/NEA
* There will be a run-off election between these two candidates. Of 288 votes, 145 were needed for a majority. Since no candidate received that number or more, CTA requires that a run-off election will be held between the two candidates with the highest votes.
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If you have not taken advantage yet of The Standard’s open enrollment, your time is running out! You have until March 31 to sign up!
UTR elections are underway. This year, the ballot is being sent to your email. So check your Inbox, Junk, and Spam folders to see if you have received the ballot. If you have not, call the UTR office or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let Rebecca know you need it to be sent to you. Don’t forget to give her your email address.
You can also come up to the UTR office and cast a paper ballot. Voting ends March 18 @ 5:00.
Town hall meetings are a great opportunity for teachers to engage in the decisions that impact our students and schools.
The purpose of these meetings is to let district staff listen to the concerns and suggestions of all stakeholders regarding the development of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Please attend one of these meetings and let your voice be heard.
We have made some changes to our website we thought we would share with you! Firstly, we have added a Grievance tab from which you can download a grievance form. We have also added an Organizing tab that we will use to update you about organizing events. It is important that as we enter into bargaining, we organize and be ready to rally.
Last night, the school board voted unanimously to pass an Memorandum of Understanding that would put money that would be spent on healthcare benefits back into our members’ pockets. Click the link below to read more.
The Rep Council will meet from 4 – 5:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall of Richmond, on 968 23rd Street, in Richmond.
The remaining dates are:
RICHMOND Students promised full ride to college
Chevron program guarantees tuition for public school grads
By Rick Radin
RICHMOND — City leaders, school officials and students are celebrating a $35 million, 10year program that will guarantee that every Richmond public school student who graduates from high school will receive full tuition to attend college.
The program is part of a package of $90 million in community grants from Chevron Corp. as part of its recent agreement with the city on the terms of a $1 billion upgrade to its Richmond oil refinery.
The program’s objectives go beyond paying for college to transforming Richmond students’ visions of their futures, said Councilman Jim Rogers at a news conference to announce the program Thursday on the Kennedy High School campus.
“This is not just about giving checks to kids; it’s about getting kids to want to go to college,” Rogers said.
The money will also be an incentive and morale booster for Richmond teachers, said West Contra Costa school district board member Randy Enos.
“Teachers do better when they understand that what they’re doing means something,” said Enos, a retired district teacher and administrator.
The program, known as Richmond Promise, was the idea of first-term Councilman Jael Myrick and is based on similar promise programs in other cities nationwide.
Councilman Tom Butt cited the results of a $50 million program in Arkansas, El Dorado Promise, which was funded by a local oil company.
Butt said that before El Dorado Promise began, the city of El Dorado was losing jobs and population, and the number of high school graduates going on to college was about the state average of 53 percent.
Seven years later, things have turned around. The population of El Dorado is increasing, and about 90 percent of graduating seniors are attending college, Butt said.
See RICHMOND, Page 3
“Our smartest students won’t need this because they get a boatload of (scholarship) money anyway. But this can raise the expectations of someone who might have been a C student to become an A or B student.”
— TomButt, Richmond councilman
I want to thank the bargaining team who gave endless hours to reach the Tentative Agreement.
Diane Brown, President UTR, CTA/NEA
New updates will be coming soon!
The Tentative Agreement between UTR and WCCUSD was ratified:
We will resume negotiations for the sucessor contract on or about October 15, 2012.
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