Upcoming HCTA Elections

Qualifying closed for the 2014-15 Officer and Board Election at the drop of the gavel at Rep Council on January 15, 2015.  At the close of qualifying, several seats were uncontested and thus will not appear on the ballot.

Races Appearing on the Ballot

    Jean Clements
    Amy Gabriel

Teacher Director, Seat 2
    Barbara Haggerty
    Steve Kemp

Teacher Director, Seat 4
    Pearl Ershery
    Vivian Rothstein
    James Stewart

Uncontested Races—Accepted by Acclamation

Secretary-Treasurer:  Faye Cook
Teacher Director, Seat 6:  Christie Fojaco
ESP Director, Seat 8:  Crystal Blanco
ESP Director, Seat 10:  Linda Huie
FEA Director, Seat 1:  John Perry
FEA Director, Seat 2:  Aron Zions
FEA Director, Seat 3:  Rob Kriete

Voting Will Take Place FEBRUARY 16-25, 2015.  Information will be mailed to all members soon and candidate information will be posted in early February.

Proclamation - National Education Support Professionals Day

WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and
WHEREAS, Education Support Professionals are an integral part of the education process; and
WHEREAS, Education Support Professionals provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students; and
WHEREAS, Education Support Professionals work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism.
NOW, THEREFORE,WE, the School Board and Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools; the Hillsborough School Employees Federation; and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, do hereby proclaim Wednesday November 19, 2014 as National Education Support Professional Day.

2014-2015 Salary Increases

The 2014-2015 Salary & Benefit Agreements for Teachers and ESPs, and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were ratified by the employees in the Hillsborough CTA bargaining units on Thursday, October 22, 2014 and by the Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Pay increases will be reflected in the 11/14/14 check and retroactive pay will be paid in the 11/28/14 check.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! Many thanks to the HCTA Election Committee for all of their hard work!

HCTA Job Posting: Receptionist

HCTA currently has a job opening for the position of Receptionist. The Receptionist is expected to have the switchboard open and operational promptly at 8:00 a.m. and throughout the day until 5:00 p.m. The receptionist is also responsible for providing clerical support in order to ensure that HCTA services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.

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To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The position will be open until filled, but submissions prior to November 7, 2014 are encouraged. 

The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA) is a labor union representing teachers and educational support professionals working for the School District of Hillsborough County. The union handles negotiations, employee relations and representation, as well as professional development. The HCTA Professional Learning Center, Inc. is a 501(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training and professional development for all educators and education support professionals.

Dues Increase

August 1, 2014

HCTA’s local union dues will not increase this year and there is no increase to pass through from AFT or AFL-CIO. However, FEA and NEA have increased their dues, so there will be an overall increase of $10.40 for the year. For 2014-15, teacher dues will be $32.84 per pay period (20 pay periods) and ESP dues will be $16.45 (20 pay periods).

ESE Certification Requirements

During the 2013 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 1108 was passed and signed into law. Section 9 of the bill added an ESE instruction component of 20 inservice hours or 1 college credit to the professional certification requirements. Read more about the bill and how it may impact you here: