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:
HCTA 2014 Board Election Results
HCTA Board Election Results
Posted on: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Updated on: Friday, March 7, 2014
Following the procedures set forth in the Hillsborough CTA Bylaws there will be a run-off election for District 3 and District 7.
The two candidates who will be in the run-off election are: Aimee Ballans (44.21%; 458 votes) and James Stewart (25.48%; 264 votes).
* Altelio Moragne (30.31%; 314 votes) was initially in the run-off, but withdrew from the race.
The two candidates who will be in the run-off election are: Janice Stribling (18.26%; 193 votes) and Leo Haggerty (15.80; 167 votes). The remainder of the votes were as follows: Joe Albert (14.76%; 156 votes), Naze Sahebzamani (14.76%, 156 votes), Janet Alwood (13.53%; 143 votes), Paula Haggerty (11.73%; 124 votes), and John Yarrow (11.16%; 118 votes).
The run-off elections will take place after the March Representative Council. Voting will open on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at noon and will close on April 2nd, 2014 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.
Eric Mack was elected with 81.42% of votes (81 votes). John Homidas received 18.58% of the votes (21 votes).
New officers will be installed in June 2014. Thank you to all of the candidates for being actively involved in our organization and for being willing to give even more of their time to help ensure that their colleagues voices are heard.
Deduction Worksheet for Teachers
The purpose of this worksheet is to help you organize your tax-deductible business expenses. In order for an expense to be deductible, it must be considered an “ordinary and necessary” expense. You may include other applicable expenses. Do not include expenses for which you have been reimbursed, expect to be reimbursed, or which are reimbursable.
Friday, January 18, 2014 was Beth Roach’s last day with HCTA. We will miss her and wish her the best of luck in her new job.
Beth’s enthusiasm and drive to ensure that members were treated fairly and with respect made her an excellent representative for teachers and ESPs in Hillsborough County. On a personal level, she is a passionate activist for public education, education professionals, and civil rights. While we’re sad to lose a valuable asset on our team, we’re happy that Beth will continue her union work with our colleagues in the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association/Pinellas Educational Support Professionals Association.
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:
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.