Teacher Board Certification Loan
Suncoast is happy to announce their new “Teacher Board Certification Loan”, created especially to provide financial assistance to teachers who are seeking board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
The loan features a low 5% APR* for up to $2,000 with terms up to 36 months that provide affordable monthly payments as low as $56 per month… that’s just $1.80 per day!
For more information or to apply, please click on the image below:
2013 Contract Ratification Results
The HCTA Election Committee announces the ratification of the following tentative agreements:
The 2013-2014 Salary & Benefit Agreements for Teachers and ESPs
The 2013-2016 Teacher Contract
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
The counts were as follows:
A total of 2,166 ballots were returned out of 3,955 that were sent out (54.77%).
YES votes: 2,070 (95.57%)
NO votes: 23 (1.06%)
Disqualified / Challenged ballots: 73 (3.37%)
A total of 6,561 ballots were returned out of 15,793 that were sent out (41.54%).
YES votes: 6,326 (96.42%)
NO votes: 125 (1.91%)
Disqualified / Challenged ballots: 110 (1.68%)
Ballots are “challenged” or “disqualified” where there is no clear indication of the way in which someone wants to vote, where more than one ballot is in an envelope or where ballots were returned without the return envelope.
The School Board is expected to vote at their meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Assuming ratification by the School Board, SDHC has confirmed that pay increases will be reflected in the 11/15/13 check and retroactive pay will be paid in the 11/29/13 check.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! Many thanks to the Election Committee for all of their hard work!
Collective Bargaining Ratification
An email was sent out to all employees covered under our bargaining units on September 26, 2013. Below are links to the documents attached to or referenced in the email.
If you are not a union member, please contact the school district at 813-272-4000. You received an email from us providing you with information regarding bargaining and ratification; however, any questions you have should be directed to the school district.
The documents that begin with the word “Attachment” are the formal ratification documents. The “Ratification Q&A” document contains answers to many of the questions members have asked over the past few weeks. The new salary schedule (referenced as “Attachment D” in the salary agreement) is located at the end of the “Ratification Q&A” document (Appendix A & B). The old teacher salary schedule (referenced as “Attachment C” in the salary agreement) can be viewed here: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/HumanResources/PDFs/SALARY/HCPS_SalarySchedule_Entire.PDF
Contract & Salary Ratification
Friday, September 20, 2013
Full ratification documents will be emailed to the SDHC email addresses of all employees covered under our bargaining units around the middle of the week of September 22nd. They will also be posted on this web site at that time. Packets containing a summary letter, ballot and return envelope will be sent out via school mail starting on Friday, September 27th.
Click on the link below to read more:
August 1, 2013
HCTA’s local union dues will not increase this year and there is no increase to pass through from FEA, AFT or AFL-CIO. However, NEA has increased their dues, so there will be a small increase passed through for that. Teacher dues will increase by 41 cents per period and ESP dues will increase by 20 cents per period.