Welcome back fellow Leon County Teachers and welcome to all of the first year teachers in Leon County! Leon Classroom Teachers Association (LCTA) is your professional teacher association. We represent you in every aspect of your professional career from salary to retirement. The first joint bargaining meeting between Leon County Schools (LCS) and LCTA for this year will be held Thursday, August 9, 2018. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Howell Center.
LCTA had the option of delaying the first meeting to provide more time for you to plan to be in attendance. However, this would have delayed the process of addressing the issues that concern you in the 2018-2019 school year. By having the meeting during pre-planning and after regular work hours, we hope you to take advantage of the opportunity to start early in the year and hopefully finish early in the school year.
Before the 2017-2018 school year concluded, LCTA distributed a bargaining survey to determine the focus for our negotiations. Your responses and priorities were many and varied. Because we are limited to opening only two articles this contract negotiations, your LCTA Bargaining Committee is honing in on priorities such as compensation, benefits, discipline, respecting planning time, professional autonomy and the evaluation process. If you would like to learn more about the issues we will be championing or learn how the bargaining process operates, please join us Thursday or volunteer to be a member of the LCTA Bargaining Committee which assist the LCTA Bargaining Team.
As a member of the LCTA Bargaining Unit, please feel free to contact your LCTA representatives at your school anytime regarding your contract and membership. Have a great year and be sure to let us know how we can assist you in being successful!