June 11, 2020
The governor released the state's guidelines on reopening schools today. You may read the report at
The state is pushing for districts to reopen schools in August. However, this recommendation goes against the latest medical warnings by Dr. Fauci and other experts. Please remember that districts have the authority to make the decision on if they want to reopen schools, continue distance learning or have a hybrid plan. And, all working conditions impacted by the reopening must be bargained. CTA demanded to bargain back in April.
This pandemic has shown the importance of teachers and the role of public schools in our society. We know that face-to-face instruction is optimal, preferred and the best way to achieve learning goals. We must remember that we can make up lost acdemic goals, but we cannot regain a lost life.
Since the state has lifted restrictions on social distancing and reopened the state, we have seen the largest single day spike in Covid 19 cases. How can we even think of reopening schools under these circumstances? We must be responsible. Not only must we protect the health and safety of every student, teacher and all staff in our schools, we must remember that they all go home to other families members who must also be considered. We must remeber that they will all go out into the communtiy. At what cost do we insist on a hard reopening of schools?
Please continue to send your ideas and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org and look for updates on social media and this site.
Please read the FEA response to the Governor's guidelines below:
May 13, 2020
Emergency Order 2020-02 was issued today by the Florida Commissioner of Education. It addresses several extensions on teacher certificates and reading endorsements, provides flexibility in meeting deadlines to complete IEP/EPs and ELL student assessments and reaffirms that the requirement for teacher evaluations has been suspended.
All Temporary and Professional certificates that would have expired June 30, 2020 are extended to December 31, 2020 to allow teachers to complete certification courses and tests.
Teachers may be placed out of field for intensive reading instruction through December 31, 2020 to allow teachers to complete their certification or endorsement. School districts have also been granted an extension of their Reading Plan submissions, which will allow our locals to advise districts of other models for delivering intensive reading that do not require so many elementary reading teachers.
Districts have been granted flexibility for meeting deadlines for completing IEP/EPs and ELL student assessments and other documentation.
In addition to those provisions, this order reaffirms that the requirement for annual teacher evaluations has been suspended.
Read the order at this link: http://orangecta.fea.aft.org/doe-emergency-order
May 11, 2020
Teachers who want to retrieve Items need to call their principal or administrator as soon as possible and make an appointment. (Please read paragraph three below.)
This is voluntary. You do not have to report to school to collect items or pack your classroom. You may arrange for someone else if you feel your health could be compromised.
The District also has made arrangements for students/parents to collect students possessions. If you feel uncomfortable having someone go through student desks and or your classroom, please discuss this with administration and make alternative arrangements. Links are below the memo.
Links to Guidelines:
May 7, 2020
Some of you have inquired about rumors of extending the summer and starting school later in the Fall. Know this - our contract language is our contract language, whether classes are taking place in a school building or from your home. Our contract language is our contract language, whether schools reopen in August or after Labor Day. CTA has demanded to impact bargain working conditions related to COVID-19, distance learning and reopening of schools.
Our national affiliates and several organizations have released recommended guidelines for reopening schools in a manner that ensures the safety and health of every student, employee and our communities at large. The report from AFT can be found at
NEA has released some member brainstorming ideas for reopening that can be read at
this link. Additionally, a report from some agencies within the United Nations and the World Health Organization can be found at
this link. All of these recommended guidelines have common threads:
· Ensuring safety and health of every person in a reopened building
· Ensuring emotional and mental wellness support for students and educators
· Ensuring modifications and accommodations for special needs students are provided
· Closing gaps on economic divides, including accessibility for every student to internet and devices
· Suspending standardized testing and teacher evaluation
· Ensuring all stakeholders are given a seat at the table in making decisions on safely reopening schools including social distancing protocols, hygiene measures, and plans to test, trace and isolate new Covid-19 cases
The New York Times
published the unpublished CDC's recommendations, which can be read at
Please also read the
Joint Statement of Education and Civil Rights at
April 24, 2020
Progress Report Memo
Today the District issued a memo to all principals, assistant principals and teachers to provide some ideas concerning how to give grades for Progress Reports. It was reviewed by CTA and our legal counsel. It conforms to the 4-21-2020 MOU, which states:
"Teachers will provide students work and grades using professional judgement. Teachers will have discretion over grading and the amount and type of work. Teachers shall not be required to provide a grade if no work has been completed by a student. (See idea #4 and explanation for using Skyward at this link.) Teachers will not be responsible for submitting grades for work they have not received. Due to concerns regarding in-person support, shared devices, social emotional concerns, and connectivity, teachers will use compassion and common sense in grading, and students will be permitted to make-up any missed assignments throughout the grading period."
Teachers are free to use any of these ideas or to grade as they see fit using their professional judgement. CTA urges compassion and common sense in grading during this crisis.
APRIL 10, 2020
Once again the District made unilateral, un-bargained decisions in issuing attendance, meeting and grading procedures. We demanded to bargain all of these working conditions related to distance learning. When an agreement is not reached with the Union, the employer does not get to impose what they want. CTA demands to bargain not just for every member of our bargaining unit, but for every student and every parent. We have also heard from them that some of the District's dire
ctives and policies are just too much.
Just this week the Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the PERC decision in favor of CTA regarding the DPLC settlement. The District was ordered not to fail to bargain in good faith with the Union. We already filed a class action grievance concerning their failure to bargain attendance.
So reassuring to hear that the District is requiring only "two faulty meetings per month." (See highlighted in yellow below.)
At the bottom of this "News You Can't Use" there is a phone number. The District wants employees to call so they can "answer your questions." If you have questions, ask your Union. Can you trust a District that continually fails to bargain in good faith? Why not call that number and let them know what you think of their un-bargained mandates, many of which are in conflict with our MOU and contract language. Write to your school board members and copy CTA at email@example.com Look for updates coming out soon.
APRIL 5, 2020
OCPS Teachers - I just confirmed from OCPS (Yes, their leaders are working on weekends too!) that you do NOT have to go to a school to pick up student packets to bring home to grade. Do not risk your health or your family's health by going to a school or worksite. You are not required to. OCPS is working on a solution, including CTA's suggestion of scanning the work and sending it to you. We will keep you updated. Please everyone, stay safe, stay at home. stay healthy and stay hopeful!
APRIL 3, 2020
PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELVES AND YOUR STUDENTS! Consider not using live video conferencing as a format.
Never give any of your passwords to administrators or others. Protect yourselves!
You do not have to engage in video-conferencing for any faculty or team meetings. In fact, PLCs should not be required during this time. If teachers want to get with other teachers, that should be their decision. We need to acknowledge that teachers need to focus on teaching their students and on taking care of their own children and their own families as they work from home. Meetings and messages from administrators at this time can be done through email or tele-conferencing sessions that are scheduled well in advance so teachers can adjust schedules with their students and parents.
Peers should not be observing peers unless you consent to it. This is contractual. Evluation has been waived for this year. There can be no "coaching observations" or any other observations, unless you invite someone to observe a lesson.
Yesterday, CTA received an email forwarded from a principal who informed his faculty: "Just yesterday at another school, a live session was Zoom Bombed and an adult male exposed himself to the children in the session. That school then sent a robo-call home to the entire community informing them of what happened. Here’s information that highlights the difference between Zoom and BBB. This information was sent to the principals from the district."
The district once again did not notify CTA, despite our requesting to receive all messages sent to administrators during this crisis.
The principal further stated, "I will no longer recommend or even remain neutral about Zoom. It is unsafe and potentially puts you at risk for liability."
See the news story at this link: https://www.wesh.com/article/zoom-class-meeting-hacked-man-exposes-self-orange-county/32021877#
CTA agrees. Please consider using other formats rather than video-conferencing.
As we continue to learn more about teaching with technology, we want to make sure you are up to date with the best practices that we put together for working remotely. Here are some ways to best take care of yourself and your students:
For further information on each of these bullet points, you can review this page: https://feaweb.org/covid19/teaching-with-technology/
In the unlikely circumstance that you face disciplinary action, you should also be familiar with your rights as a union member. You can review what those rights are by visiting https://feaweb.org/member-center/know-your-rights/
APRIL 1, 2020
A class action greivance was filed against the district for ulilaterally imposing an attendance policy in violation of our contract. Some member concerns are listed in the March 30, 2020 update. Thank you for contacting CTA so we can help you!
MARCH 30, 2010 UPDATES
Below are just some of the teachers' concerns regarding the Didstrict's unilateral, unbargained attendance mandate:
I am another teacher expressing concern about the attendance policy. As of today Tuesday, March 31 none of the paper packets have been received by any of my students. The majority of my students do not have devices and so were not able to perform school work yesterday. Does that mean all of those students should be marked “absent”?
1) This is logistically impossible as the student isn't in front of me physically.
2) This opens a very dangerous door for potential abuse. What happens if the student is in a dangerous situation and I have marked them as "present" and in front of me? Now I'm responsible for that students well-being.
I understand that this seems absurd but these are potentially real situations with very dangerous repercussions for no reason whatsoever.
2ND UPDATE MARCH 27, 2020
Attendance requirements that the District released today were not bargained.
CTA demanded to impact bargain student attendance procedures during this period of distance learning. Today's News You Can Use regarding the District's unilateral attendance procedures was sent out to all members of our bargaining unit without prior discussion with CTA and without prior notification to CTA. We believe that this demonstrates bad faith bargaining and an unfair labor practice.
By making a unilateral decision, the District was not able to hear teachers' concerns such as these:
By making a unilateral decision the District failed to hear any of CTA's concerns, including following contract language such as:
ARTICLE VI WORKING CONDITIONS U. The Board shall provide equipment and supplies to aide employees in the performance of their duties. No employee shall be required to provide personal property for school use.
ARTICLE IV ASSOCIATION RIGHTS J. The Association shall have the opportunity to provide input prior to any recommended revisions of the district grading policy, attendance policy, and/or Code of Student Conduct.
Sending this message on Friday at the end of the day sends a message to every teacher. Refusal to bargain this issues sends a message to every teacher. Please send your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, employee number and School or work location.
You may also want to email your school board members.
We will keep you updated on this issue!
UPDATE MARCH 27, 2020
Yesterday we had a Labor Management Meeting and CTA presented the District with a draft MOU that covers distance learning issues that impact salary and working conditions. We are waiting for a response and will keep you updated.
CTA signed off on several Tentative Agreements and an MOU that we have been negotiating for months. We also have some outstanding proposals that we are waiting for the District to respond to. We came to an agreement on bereavement leave, the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, duty day compliance (changing paid duty days from 196 to 197 because of an agreement for 6 days of preplanning), limiting temporary transfers to 30 days and hardship transfers for employees with serious medical or personal problems. This is a huge win for CTA and for every member of our bargaining unit.
CTA is hearing from members that many (Yes, many!) principals and administrators are violating the MOU. The District claims that the principals came up with the excessive requirements and directives that violate the MOU on their own. However, when asked, the principals claim they are following District direction and orders. CTA is filing grievances to protect your rights and safety. Violations include sign in /out logs for teacher hours, hour by hour schedules, logs to record work, requiring excessive work hours, mandatory virtual PLC attendance, peers directing and/or observing peers, over the top student attendance requirements, mandatory video taping (nope!), and on and on. If you feel that the MOU is being violated please contact us at email@example.com. You must include your full name, personnel number and school or work site.
OCPS teachers have shown they love their students and are there for them. Just because the school doors are closed, doesn't mean teachers and other instructional personnel have stopped serving students, parents and the community. We have heard from many members that teachers across the district have organized car parades to drive through neighborhoods to greet students and families. Some of our teachers spent their entire Spring Break preparing exciting lessons and setting up a home office. Others are posting great lesson ideas and link to lessons on social media. We will get through this crisis together and come out stronger on the other side.
We have received dozens of emails from OCPS teachers who are not members. We know we are stronger together and want to help every OCPS teacher. Please complete the CTA membership application at this link: http://orangecta.fea.aft.org/cta-application-2019-2020. CTA processed many new applications over the last two weeks. Welcome to the new members!
Stay safe and health and please stay at home!
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UPDATE MARCH 25, 2020
Orange County Shelter in Place Order
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer held a press conference last evening to announce that a shelter in place order would go into effect starting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:00pm. The two-week order is an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. It expires on April 9, 2020 at 11:00pm, but may be extended as needed. Residents will still be able to go out to buy groceries, medicine and essential supplies, but retail stores and businesses that do not sell essential items will close.
The mayor stated that you should not visit family or friends unless there is an urgent need such as delivering food or providing care for medical reasons.
Sheriff Mina said violators will be issued warnings and may receive a $50 citation or be jailed for up to 50 days. You can read the order at
this link. Read frequently asked questions about the order at
Your CTA staff and the President will be working remotely.
Send all inquiries to orangeCTA@gmail.com or call the following phone numbers for assistance and you will receive a reply within 24 hours.
David Cintron - 407-810-4092
Maribel Rigsby - 407-810-4097
General Assistance - 407-810-4165
Please stay at home, stay safe and help stop the spread!
Frequently Asked Questions from Members
Members have asked many of the same questions and CTA is providing written answers below. On Monday morning, CTA sent 25 questions to the District for clarification. We also sent requests to demand to bargain certain issues. Yesterday President Doromal discussed the concerns and questions during a conference call with District leaders and the CTA attorney. We are still waiting for a majority of responses. CTA recommends that when in doubt, follow the
and all of the settlement agreements.
Please continue to send questions and concerns to CTA at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you as we navigate through this crisis. Please make sure to include your full name, personnel number and school or worksite.
Questions not sent to the District (Because CTA knows the answers!)
You absolutely do not have to report to a school or work site or perform any duties on site. Per the
Memorandum of Understanding, if you are a member of the instructional bargaining unit, you will work from home, regardless of job title.
No member of the bargaining unit is required to drive to student houses to drop off packets or for any other reason. (District agreed.)
CTA considers participation in virtual PLCs as optional/voluntary at this time. You do not have to participate, but may if you want to. Teachers have autonomy in lesson planning and may follow prepared suggestions or modify them to fit your particular student needs. Your work day will already likely exceed more than three hours per day with planning, delivery and associated work related to virtual learning so you may not have time for PLC participation.
The Lesson Plan Settlement should be followed. Please read it at
this link. You do not have to use CRMs or suggested prepared lessons unless you want to. You do not have to upload a week’s worth of lesson plans to any site. If your administrator asks for your lesson plan/s, you have three days to produce it/them. If your administrator requests your lesson plan/s they can be sent in electronic form (email) and do not have to be shared on SharePoint unless that is your desire. If your administrator does request lesson plans, you should request that he/she provide detailed written feedback within two days.
Questions or concerns brought by CTA to the District (many with a demand to bargain)
CTA demanded to bargain non-reappointment, including how annual teachers will be notified if they are reappointed or not reappointed and changes to the non-reappointment timeline, including the voluntary transfer timeline. We also requested a copy of any new instructions sent to principals. The District responded, “Still under review.” However, in the phone conversation the District stated that they have “no intention of not reappointing teachers at this time.”
CTA asked What type of monitoring/evaluation is the district considering for online lessons and modules and how would this be implemented? We demanded to bargain this. The District response was, “Awaiting information from Teaching and Learning Senior Leadership (TLSL)”. CTA recommends that there be no monitoring of distance lessons and the Lesson Plan Settlement Agreement be followed.
CTA understands that the governor may not waive the missed days of school for the March 23 to March 27 and demanded to bargain an extension if so called. The District responded, “This has yet to be determined. See Article XV.D. When it becomes necessary to close a school because of weather or for other reasons as deemed necessary by the Superintendent, the days lost shall be made up by extending the school year for that school, as determined by the Board, after consultation with the Association, without it being a violation of this Contract.” CTA interprets that article as applying to the closing of one school. CTA considers an extension of all schools as a change in the calendar that must be bargained.
CTA asked the District if the District would seek waivers for the missed instructional hours due to the planning week of March 30th? Again CTA demanded to bargain any makeup timelines. The District response was, “Awaiting information from Teaching and Learning Senior Leadership (TLSL)”.
CTA requested that the District clarify the specific duties to be assigned to all categories of instructional personnel who are not classroom teachers. CTA gave the District the following suggestions:
o Use web conferencing to communicate with students one on one or small groups
o Use web conferencing to communicate with classroom teachers one on one or by grade level/department
o Use phones to communicate and support students
o Use phones to communicate and support teachers
o Call parents/students to check on internet needs, food access, mental health resources, suicide prevention for MS/HS students
The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.”
CTA was informed that some school psychologists and social workers were told that they must work 6 hours.The MOU states no less than 3 hours. CTA's position is that all members of the bargaining unit will be treated equally.
CTA asked how teachers should be monitoring attendance and what are the District preferred methods for working with parents whose children do not complete work or participate in online instruction. Are teachers expected to use personal phones to contact parents of students while working from home? Can we have a solution for calling using district equipment (Skype and Google both offer this). We demanded to bargain this issue. During the phone call, CTA requested this information by the end of this planning week since distance learning starts Monday. The District response was The District will clarify how student attendance will be monitored. The District's written response was, “Awaiting a response from TLSL.”
CTA asked if there was one District direction concerning distance learning and why different principals were giving teachers different instructions. The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL."
Daily or weekly time sheets and check-in are
required (Not google doc. Not Excel. Not any kind of sign in sheet. NONE). Do not fill them out or submit them. The District stated on the phone call that they were in agreement that the logs of SAP are for District personnel, not teachers. We are waiting for a written response from the District.
CTA asked for the number of in-service points to be issued for Canvas and other training relating to distance learning. The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.”
CTA asked if the District has employees who are not considered OCPS employees, but are hired under another company and work for another company? If so, how many, what are their positions and what are their work sites? The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.”
CTA asked if the District would provide a hotspot for teachers who do not have home internet. The District responded, “As stated in the MOU, If a teacher does not have the necessary equipment to fulfill the requirements of Distance Learning at his/her home, the teacher will notify his/her administrator to make alternate arrangements to provide instruction. This would include internet service.” In the phone conversation with the District it was admitted that principals may not know how to obtain a hot spot for a teacher. CTA requested information on how one would obtain a hot spot as soon as possible since this week is planning week. Any teacher without home internet, should contact CTA at email@example.com (include full name, personnel number and worksite) and we will get your information to the District immediately.
CTA asked the District about the OCPS Virtual School's hours of operation and policies related to the virtual school teachers for this period of distance learning. The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.”
CTA asked for information on the process for replacing a broken student (or teacher) laptop. The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.” CTA recommends notifying the principal or administrator immediately to request replacement.
CTA asked what if the student and parents/guardian do not respond and the student does not complete the assignment/s? If a student has missing work, do they receive a zero or no score? The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.” (See also the question below.)
CTA asked what are teacher responsibilities regarding grading work from packets? Who creates packets? The District responded, “The purpose of the packet is to provide remedial resources to students who did not have access to online materials, while teachers had time to reach out to them and provide academic support. As stated in the OCPS Instructional Continuity Plan: Student Grades: Teachers should make a good faith effort to input grades in a timely manner as assignments are reviewed and graded. Teachers should use their best judgment to determine which assignments to grade. As with traditional instruction, Skyward remains the system of record for all grades.”
CTA asked what are teachers’ responsibilities regarding lesson plans. They do not necessarily fit into a daily schedule right now and we have the lesson plan settlement to consider. The District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.” CTA recommends using your professional expertise to create the best lessons for your particular students. School packets can be used, modified or teachers can make their own lessons. During the phone conversation the district stated that the lessons must be available so that they can be given as hard copies to students who need them in that format. (What they are calling packets.) The District stated that if teachers want to modify or add materials to school packets they should send revisions electronically to their administrators so the school can prepare packets for students.
CTA asked what happens if teachers miss a day of "availability” for student interaction"? For example, a teacher may have a sick child. Will such teachers need to take leave? Are there other consequences or a plan? CTA demanded to bargain this. In the phone conversation the District stated that teachers who miss the minimum three-hour work day for distance learning responsibilities such as being sick for a day, should take leave. CTA is requesting more details and how this leave is to be submitted and it is CTA's position is would be for 1/2 day. In the written response the District responded, “Awaiting information from TLSL.”
CTA said that teachers are being required to sign a form to check out a laptop. We asked if they could sign electronically if they already have an OCPS-issued laptop. The District responded, “Teachers may complete the form electronically.”
CTA asked why some principals were requesting teachers to complete deliberate practice, Domain IV or other evaluation requirements since the state waived teacher evaluation this year. Your principal should
be asking you to complete Deliberate Practice, Domain IV or any other evaluation requirements. Teacher evaluation has been suspended for this school year. The District responded, “We will take care of this.” Politely inform your principal in an email that evaluation has been suspended per FL DOE orders and you will not be completing further requirements per the direction of CTA. (copy CTA at
and we will let the District know which school or work site.
CTA asked what should ESE teachers know about meeting federal guidelines. The District provided CTA with the documents that follow.
ESE Documents from the District:
To: School-Based Staffing Specialists
Section 504 Coordinators
From: Tajuana Lee-Wenze
Director, ESE Procedures
Cc: Ian Gesundheit
Executive Director, Exceptional Student Education
Date: March 23, 2020
Subject: IEP and Section 504 Meetings during Extended School Closure
In an effort to maintain compliance, the purpose of this memorandum is to provide direction to school staffing specialists and Section 504 coordinators regarding IEP, Section 504 and other ESE related meetings. IEP and Section 504 teams are not required to meet in person during the extended closure. Schools are permitted to hold virtual meetings or phone conference meetings so long as the parent(s) or guardian is in agreement. Please keep documentation of how you communicated with the parent and the date in which a parent provided a response regarding a virtual/telephonic meeting. This documentation is essential to establish a good faith effort was made to work with our families in the midst of this crisis. All meetings that have been or need to be scheduled with the legal department or with district support should be scheduled in the same manner as they have been previously. Legal and district assistance can also be provided in a virtual/telephonic manner.
Staffing specialists and Section 504 coordinators must keep track of all meetings scheduled beginning March 23rd
through the extended closure. This can be documented on the spreadsheet created by the ESE compliance department. The spreadsheet will help us prioritize meetings once schools reopen and will be provided to staffing specialists and Section 504 coordinators by Wednesday March 25th.
During this extended school closure, IEP’s, Section 504 plans, reevaluations, initial evaluations, etc., may expire. If an evaluation of a student with a disability requires a face to face assessment or observation, the evaluation would need to be delayed until school reopens. After the extended school closures, the IEP and Section 504 teams can resume meetings. In the conference notes, it must be documented that the meeting did not occur within the established time period due to the crisis. If parents stated they did not want to meet virtually/telephonically this should also be documented in the notes.
Staffing specialists and Section 504 coordinators are encouraged to work on closing out any unfinished paperwork acquired prior to Spring Break.
If your team requires additional clarification or assistance, please contact your learning community program specialist or district staffing specialist.
From: Ian Gesundheit
Executive Director, Exceptional Student Education
Date: March 23, 2020
Subject: General ESE Guide
As we move forward with our plan for Continuity of Instruction, I wanted to give you pertinent information regarding Exceptional Student Education.
1. What do we suggest ESE teachers and Therapists do to start off:
a. Review IEP's of your assigned students and determine what and how goals can be accomplished and monitored remotely
b. Develop plans for the students that can be accomplished remotely
c. Develop a plan on how you will communicate with parents. Document all communication with parents.
d. Prepare for delivery of services starting the week of 03/30. The ESE department is working on developing a list of resources that can be utilized to supplement services.
e. Identify goals that cannot be done remotely and keep a log for each student as to why the goal cannot be provided remotely
f. Create student packets if the student is unable to utilize a digital platform and the student is in need of paper pencil resources
g. Plan to attend virtual/telephonic IEP meetings along with your staffing specialist as scheduled
2. Some students will need paper/pencil packets that are individualized to meet the needs of the students. The classroom teacher will need to create the packets and put them together for distribution to the student. The packet will need to be printed and mailed (along with a stamped return envelope) to the students. Please work with your school to develop a system for this process. Please keep a log of all documentation mailed to the student and copies of the work sent as evidence of the service provided. Keep copies of all returned work, regardless of completion.
3. Our occupational and physical therapists do not fall under the “instructional guides”. They are considered administrative/technical. They will need to report to work starting Monday or consult their administrator if this is not feasible for any reason. On Monday, a working site will be established for these itinerant positions. I will forward this information to you.
4. Please provide the information above to all of your teachers. This will give them direction on what to do if they serve students with disabilities. If they are a general education teacher, they should work with the assigned ESE teacher to develop plans for remote learning for students with disabilities.
The ESE areas of support that are specialized (Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, OT/PT, Speech and Language) will provide individualized services remotely to the best
UPDATE MARCH 24, 2010
We hope you are doing well as you adjust to distance learning and navigate through this unprecedented crisis.
We have sent questions and demand to bargain requests to the District and will be discussing them today. Look for updates on the CTA website.
This District announced schools will be open by appointment only and hours for all schools and facilities will be 9:00am to 3:00pm.
If you are not receiving the Action Network updates from CTA, including the CTA newsletter and important alerts, it is because we do not have your home email. Please send your name, personnel number, school or work location and your home email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive private updates and alerts for CTA members.
We are receiving a tremendous number of texts, calls and emails and want to assist you and get the answers you need as quickly as we can. So when emailing us or leaving messages please always include your full name, personnel number and school/work site.
If you are an OCPS educator and do not belong to CTA, please join us! During these trying times union membership is more important than ever. The application is at this link: <a href="http://orangecta.fea.aft.org/cta-application-2019-2020?fbclid=IwAR2_L0XkUR--Ef_riz9Btv0K8_scQr01VQVZ1wgnohQrl