2015 VP Election and Run-Off Results

Voting ended April 1, 2015 at noon for the 2015 HCTA Vice President and Seat 4 Run-Off Elections. The committee reviewed the voting data last night and certified the results. The results are as follows:

Vice President
Leo Haggerty was elected with 54% of the votes cast in that race(451 votes). Tammy Groce received 46% of the votes (387 votes).

Teacher Director, Seat 4
James Stewart was elected with 57% of the votes cast in that race (431 votes). Pearl Ershery received 43% of the votes (331 votes).

New officers and board members will be installed in June 2015.

Thank you to all of the candidates for being actively involved in our organization and congratulations to the winners.


2015 HCTA Officer and Board Election Results

Voting ended today at noon for the 2015 HCTA Officer and Board Elections. The committee reviewed the voting data this evening and certified the results. As noted below, 2 races were determined and following the procedures set forth in the Hillsborough CTA Bylaws there will be a run-off election for the District 4 Teacher Seat.

President
Jean Clements was elected with 69% of the votes cast in that race(1177 votes). Amy Gabriel received 31% of the votes (538 votes).

Teacher Director, Seat 2
Barbara Haggerty was elected with 85% of the votes cast in that race (1226 votes). Stephen Kemp received 15% of the votes (210 votes).

Teacher Director, Seat 4
There will be a run-off election between James Stewart, who received 49% of the votes cast in that race (726 votes) and Pearl Ershery, who received 42% of the votes (615 votes).  Vivian Rothstein received 9% (138 votes).

The run-off elections will take place after the March Representative Council. Voting will open on Monday, March 23, 2015 at noon and will close on April 1, 2015 at noon. Voting information will be sent to all members via email and school mail at least a week prior to the start of voting.

New officers and board members will be installed in June 2015.

Thank you to all of the candidates for being actively involved in our organization!

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!

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: