The Teacher Development and Evaluation System (TDES), a foundation of our Collective Bargaining Agreement, a cornerstone of our Race to the Top Grant, a collaborative process for the better part of the past 4 years, and one of the few things that seemed to be moving forward in the District, has been dealt a huge blow.
By now, many CTU members have received notification from the state regarding their Student Growth Measures (SGMs). This notification came after the district input the data by hand, submitting to the state on Thursday, May 29
SBB…Student Based Budgeting or Schools Being Broken?
The CMSD’s newest approach to what they call decentralization/greater Principal autonomy is what is being referred to as Student Based Budgeting or SBB. Unfortunately, SBB is anything but funds being focused on students or our schools. From our initial data the CMSD seems to be using the guise of SBB to slash almost every school’s budget in the name of decentralization and throw principals and school teams under the bus by forcing them to decide what to cut. DON’T BE FOOLED…SBB seems more like Schools Being Broken.
Open Enrollment, School of Science and Medicine Settlement, and Negotiations Update
I want to thank every CTU member for the incredible work you do each and every day. I find it pretty amazing and think the general public would find it pretty amazing as well if they knew the constant administrative road blocks we face seemingly every day. The excessive amount of testing CMSD and the Ohio Department of Education mandates that cuts into critical instructional time. The endless disruptions to your classroom instruction by administrators under the guise of “Learning
The end of each year is filled with all forms of media looking back at the events of the year. For educators, things are a little different, as August signifies the beginning of the new year and May is a time for reflection on the successes of another year. However, as I think about the year 2015 from January to December, I would be remiss if I did not look back and note many of its successes.
Most recently has been the celebration of the newly-announced CMSD preschool classrooms that earned the top 5-star rating, as ranked by Ohio's 5
Just a reminder to everyone that November is Open Enrollment month. Our Open Enrollment period this year will be from Wednesday, November 1 – Thursday, November 30. Employees will receive an email with instructions on how to enroll for Healthcare through Workday no later than November 1st. With enrollment through Workday, there will be no Personal Identification Number (PIN) sent out this year. If you are currently enrolled in the medical, drug, vision, or life insurance plans and are satisfied with your benefit coverage
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee supporting sanitation workers that were on strike for better working conditions. He was fighting against poverty and the best way to do that is through empowering the worker and bringing voice to the working men and women of this country. That is the way to improve the wages and conditions for workers. Dr. King knew that the fight for workers rights, civil rights, and voting rights were interconnected and must be driven into the American
Welcome back to another school year. It’s hard to believe August 9th is right around the corner, but also harder to believe we have a number of extended year and year-round schools that have already started their school. Before we get too far into the school year, I want to wish everyone a successful and rewarding school year. With our new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place, we are committed to working with CEO Gordon and his team on tackling the many challenges we have in front of us. As everyone knows, starting the school year off on
Below are some FAQs regarding the new Wellness Program in the TA.
WELLNESS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY WAS WELLNESS ADDED TO THE CONTRACT?
Over the years CTU has consistently advocated that the District begin a Wellness Program in an attempt to proactively attempt to control Healthcare costs. Wellness programs are designed to encourage individuals to monitor their health so that they can detect early warnings signs of potentially serious conditions (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) and work with their physicians to treat, monitor, and maintain