Welcome to the website designed especially for K-12 educators within Merced and Mariposa Counties! We act as a body to further the goals established by the participating local chapters, the California Teachers Association (CTA), and the National Education Association (NEA).
California Teachers Association is offering incentive grants to assist members to attend the 2016 Presidents Conference and Summer Institute. The deadline for grant applications for both conferences is Sunday May 8, 2016.
Have you heard of a "walk-in" or participated in one? I know many of our members in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oakland did in February as part of a national event by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS). As participating partners, CTA and NEA are joining AROS and other coalition members for another national day of action on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This is a great opportunity for local chapters to unite with parents, students and community members to celebrate public education and support the quality public schools that all our students deserve.
Registration is now open for the May 24, 2016, CTA Chapter Presidents' Lobby Day!
Chapter Presidents and Service Center Council Chairs are invited to participate in our upcoming Chapter Presidents' Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Sacramento. During this statewide event, you will be updated on the latest information on the state budget and play a crucial role in advocating for a state budget that helps restore funding to our schools after years of devastating cuts.
The development of new leadership is one of the cornerstones of a strong local and a strong statewide organization. many CTA chapters and Service Center Councils offer programs locally to identify and develop new leadership. CTA leadership has recognized the need to support these local effort to surface and encourage potential ethnic minority leaders.
EMEID program application will be available on March 4, 2016 at www.cta.org/emeid. The deadline for applications is May 6, 2016. The application and referral process for this program is entirely web-based.
CTA is committed to your financial well-being. That is why we created the CTA Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), a 403(b) plan that is distinguished by high-quality and low-fee investment options that re recommended and monitored by a national independent investment consulting firm. CTA established the CTA Voluntary Retirement Plan for Educators, LLC (VRPE) to offer this plan.