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CTA News - September, 2016

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  • "Teachers have always been collaborative."  CTA President Kathi Gundlach speaks about Dr. Avossa's rescinding of the administrative mandate for professional learning communities, which were due to be imposed rather than collectively bargained.  August 17, 2016.  Click here to view.

 

  • Teachers and CTA members speak to the School Board about mandated PLCs, which Superintendent Dr. Avossa at first unilaterally mandated, without collective bargaining, then rescinded.

 

 

 

  • Gordan Longhofer, teacher and CTA Board of Director, speaks on behalf of Kathi Gundlach at the School Board of Palm Beach County, FL. Teachers should not be a secondary priority in the District's budget. July 20, 2016.Click here to view
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  • CTA President Dr. Kathi Gundlach speaks to the School Board about the putting teachers first in next year's budget considerations. Click here to view.

 

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

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