Central Square Teachers' Association

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The June CSTA Minutes Now Online

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Continuing a Tradition of Partnership, Innovation, and Educational Excellence

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Fall CSRTA Meeting

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I am Dan Bartlett with the Ticket Sales Department here at Syracuse University. I began this position in August of 2013 and had little time before the football & basketball season were upon me. One of my main goals when I started was to show my appreciation for the teachers in the area. My sister teaches at Solvay Elementary and we came up with this idea to offer a discount to all teachers in the Syracuse area! With all the hard work that our teachers put in I wanted to give them the greatest discount I could and offer it for three games!

The offer is for ALL employees of Central Square - current and retired, aides, assistants, etc. Any and all employees past or present can take advantage of this offer :)

Basketball is on its way. Once I have the schedule finalized my director and I will go through it and find 2-3 games that make the most sense for the offer!!

To see the games offered, pricing and how to purchase tickets, please click here.

From Dan Bartlett, SU Ticket and Sales Department

Discounted SU Football Tickets

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Crisis Committee Update

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APPR Downloads

New APPR documents have been added to the website. Please click here to access the information.

Take Action with NYSUT's MAC

CSTA Members,We are all aware of the fight for confidentiality for our evaluations. I urge you to go to https://mac.nysut.org and join NYSUT's Member Action Center from your home computer. Send your fax to your legislators and the governor that your personal evaluation needs to be kept personal, and don't do it once, do it twice every day. Share the information and site with your family and friends and ask them to send their faxes. "Like" the MAC site and add them to your Facebook page. Take action, remind your colleagues and push back.

​Linda Meredith
​CSTA President

Happy Summer from Linda Meredith

Happy Summer CSTA,

As we pack up for yet the end of another school year it is a good time to reflect on what has been a very challenging time. You have been through the war, survived and are now ready for some well deserved rest! For many of you I know summer just means working your second or third job, but I hope for your sake it also includes time to relax with friends and family. For the union it has been a year of change and strife. We have worked together as we seek a new fair contract and I remain optimistic that we will be able to deliver it. The angst and anger over the closing of one of our community schools has caused many of our members to feel deserted. I was recently asked why the union leadership and Cleveland staff's needs were not more closely aligned. We know that without closing a building, we would be laying off a minimum of 9 members. The Board of Education determined that going to a super majority vote and asking residents to pay above the tax cap, thereby forfeiting their rebate would not be successful. No matter what building is closed, members and families will be uprooted from their home school. And as I have said many times, the district can not afford to keep all our buildings, keep all our teachers with manageable class sizes, and afford to give us a contract. As a union our first priority has to be to save jobs and provide a contract that we find acceptable. Thankfully in working with administration we were able to assure that all of the Cleveland teachers would move together with their students and families to Cole, and that their principal would be there working with them. We also understand that this change not only effects Cleveland, but the teachers and students of AA Cole. They have been very gracious and welcoming and I thank them for their professionalism and generosity.

The union leadership will work to keep you informed throughout the summer of any developments or political action that we would like your assistance with. I want to thank the officers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. I also want to thank the Negotiations Team and the Crisis Team who have put in many long hours to serve us all. We will get through this and come back in September rejuvenated and ready for the next round. I am proud to stand with you in solidarity.

Linda Meredith
CSTA President

NEW ==> Fall RC8 Luncheon

Fall RC 8 Luncheon - Thursday October 16, at the Franklin Hotel, 301 South James Street, Rome, NY.  Cost is $15.  Go to retireecouncil8.org  and click on newsletter.  The September 2014 newsletter contains the registration form and additional information about the luncheon.