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2015 CTA Scholarship Info There will be 8- $1,000 scholarships for children or dependents of CTA members. One $2,000  Barry M. Grunow Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a CTA member working on an advanced degree. 

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100 Percent Membership Prize Winner CTA leadership met with the faculty of Rosenwald Elementary to present a brand new HD TV to them for achieving 100% CTA membership in the 2013-14 school year. Teachers were extremely elated receiving this award and celebrated their amazing achievement in our union. Dr. Kathi Gundlach, CTA President, along with Arsadia Walker, Co-Chair of our Membership / New Teacher Committee, complimented them...
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PBCCTA Twitter Start following CTA today using the Twitter handle @pbcctta https://twitter.com/PBCCTA
TeacherFest "I AM CTA" Video CTA held an event at Boynton Beach Community High School this past week for all new teachers. Over 500 new teachers attended the event. This event was a great way for members to engage new teachers and encourage them about all the great reasons to join our union & answered any questions they had about joining.
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Home Email Checklist CTA is currently in a major push to get all members’ home emails by the end of this school year. So far we are at 3800! We are asking for your assistance in reaching our goal. If you have not sent us your updated home email address, please follow the link below. (Click here for the home email form)
CTA Facebook CTA is excited to announce that we are now on Facebook. If you have not yet started following The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association, be sure to do so today by clicking here. Keep up-to-date with recent news, media and upcoming events.   (Click here)  
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The mission of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association is to obtain, advance, and protect the professional, economic, human and civil rights of members, advance professional standards, and act as a catalyst for quality public education.


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Mission Statement 

The mission of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association is to obtain, advance, and protect the professional, economic, human and civil rights of members, advance professional standards, and act as a catalyst for quality public education. 

 

Vision Statement 

The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association is a professional members' service organization committed to the empowerment of teachers and to the advancement of quality public education.

CTA Objectives:

Increase membership by recruiting, retaining and supporting teachers  Improve communications with and involvement of teachers  Maximize political power and influence

Representation/Advocacy

CTA had seven full time Labor Relations Consultants who represent members at all worksite hearings, all grievances, and all meetings with district administrators The services of 25 Educational and Labor Employment Attorneys at the local and state level with years of experience dealing with school personnel and problems that might develop Legal Services for members of CTA: employment related disputes, $1,000,000 liability policy, Advice and legal representation by lawyers trained in education and labor law. CTA has 50 criminal lawyers ready to defend its members. Each member has $40,000 in attorney fees for defense of criminal employment-related charges Access to state and national attorney referral program
  Professional Development Opportunities & Teacher Support

CTA offers workshops to help you become a fully certified teacher. Free workshops for members are offered: How to Pass the General Knowledge Test, the Florida Teaching Certification Exam, and the Elementary Certification Test. Each workshop is FREE to members but is available to non-members for $150.00.

CTA offers teachers help to become more successful. Free workshops for members are offered: How to Have a Successful Evaluation, Good Classroom Management Strategies, Behavior Management, Teacher Rights and Responsibilities, Effective Planning and Grading, IDEA Update, and Know Your Contract. Each workshop is FREE to members but is available to non-members for $50.00.

Training is offered to make you a more valuable teacher like: EBC training, ER and D training and IPDP training

CTA offers assistance to teachers who request help. The PAR panels are peer teachers who assist teachers to become better teachers.