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BANNING BOOKS - A SLIPPERY SLOPE Mon, Nov 29, 2021 November 24, 2021 Book banning in OCPS?  There are established School Board policies that were not followed when the book, Gender Queer was pulled from three OCPS high school libraries. School Board Policy KEC -Challenged Ma... Read More

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE DECISION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPASSE Mon, Nov 29, 2021 November 29, 2021 Special Magistrate Nicholas Taldone issued his decision on November 22, 2021 concerning the health and safety during the pandemic.  Please read his decision at this link. (Download File (Amended Discussion and Recommended... Read More

Take the Health and Safety Survey! Sun, Sep 26, 2021 CTA has been hearing from teachers who are concerned for their health and safety this school year as over 200,000 students have returned to face-to-face classes in Orange County Public Schools. We want to hear from you! How is your school year goin... Read More

District Posts Unilateral Health and Safety Manual Mon, Aug 30, 2021   Updated on August 1, 2021 DISTRICT POSTS THE REVISED COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MANUAL PUTTING STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES AT RISK OCPS posted the "new version" of the OCPS COVID-19 Health and Safety Manual before the scheduled CTA b... Read More

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE UN-MASKED AT YOUR SCHOOL? Fri, Aug 20, 2021 August 20, 2021 The District's optional mask mandate surely puts students, employees, families and the community at risk, as the pandemic rages and the positivity rate is over 20%. Orange County Public Schools has chosen to go against the recommen... Read More

DISTRICT'S COVID-19 PROCEDURES Fri, Aug 20, 2021 August 20, 2021   At the August 19, 2021 School Board Work Session, school board members were provided with packet with the District's COVID-19 Procedures. The document contains memos from the state and memos to principals that CTA had reque... Read More

LETTERS TO DESANTIS & FLORIDA SUPERINTENDENTS FROM USDOE SECRETARY MIGUEL CARDONA Fri, Aug 13, 2021 August 12, 2021 U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  sent the letters to Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Superintendents (see below).   He wrote to Desantis,"The safe return to in-person instruction requires that school dist... Read More

CTA IS ADVOCATING FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC Wed, Jul 21, 2021 HIGHEST SURGE EVER  January 4, 2022   The incredible surge in COVID-19 cases is apparent in the record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases reported yesterday - 1,175 cases with 309 employees and 866 students testing positive. It took the... Read More

OCPS MASK POLICY TO BE DETERMINED TOMORROW Mon, Jul 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 Tomorrow there will be a school board meeting to determine the mask policy for the upcoming school year.  You can speak at the meeting. (Details at this link: https://www.ocps.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_54619/File/School%20Board... Read More

2021-2022 BARGAINING Tue, Jun 29, 2021   January 12, 2022   An OCCTA PowerPoint provides questions and answers on impasse at this link   Send questions to orangecta@gmail.com January 8, 2022 Press Release – January 8, 2022  Orange County Public School... Read More

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