Every Wednesday, CCEA joins teachers across the state of Florida in a visible show of support for our neighborhood public schools. We wear RED for Public Ed because we know all too well the compromises that have to be made --and the impact of those compromises on our students-- when funding for our schools is inadequate or bogged down in mandates. We wear red to call attention to the solvable problems in education. Recruiting and Retaining teachers can't be solved with flawed accountability systems. With 4,961 teacher vacancies in K12 classrooms across Florida at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Florida schools aren't failing--FUNDING is FAILING Florida's schools!
Fund Our Future, Citrus
As a statewide teacher shortage grows, our professional association is advocating for meaningful changes in state and local policies that directly impact our classrooms. Fund Our Future is an ongoing campaign to recruit and retain teachers, promote student success, and invest in our neighborhood public schools. Every student deserves to have a highly-qualified teacher, but even here in Citrus County, the 2021-22 school year began with 50 posted instructional vacancies and 29 posted support vacancies. Our students need opportunities to learn and grow to their greatest potential, yet flawed systems of accountability lead to teaching to the test. Together, we are speaking up and speaking out for our neighborhood public schools -- and the students educated in them!
9 out of 10 students—over 48 million—attend a public school. Public schools welcome every child—regardless of ability, race, religion, wealth, language, country of origin or needs. Celebrate Public Schools Week Feb. 27-March 3, 2023. www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud #PSW23 #HereForTheKids
In an effort to educate members and friends of public education on the candidate choices in upcoming local elections, Citrus County Education Association is launching a series of town hall webinars. Live streamed on Facebook Live, the town halls will be organized as a series of live interviews with candidates running for School Board, Superintendent of Schools, Supervisor of Elections, County Commission, and Citrus County Sheriff.
All candidates for these local offices were extended invitations to participate, and CCEA is pleased that so many have chosen to attend
In times like this, with information changing day-to-day, CCEA is making every effort to keep you in the know. CCEA leadership has been reaching out to Instructional and Support employees of Citrus County Schools this summer.
To ensure that we are representing the interests of all, we’ve been surveying and communicating updates via home email addresses and texts. This week, we attempted to survey ALL employees of the both bargaining units via our text system. If you did not receive the invite to the survey, it is likely that we do not have current contact information for you. Please update your contact information HERE.
Please take time to make sure you are not missing out on vital information and opportunities to share your feedback with CCEA’s Bargaining Team. We represent everyone when we are at the table negotiating wages, hours and working conditions. We are stronger together!
It has NEVER been more important than right now that we stand together to ensure a SAFE reopen of Citrus County Schools. Join us NOW and receive a $50 rebate through our Back-to-School New Member incentive! CLICK HERE TO JOIN.
CCEA is the designated collective bargaining agent for all Citrus County Instructional, Classified Support and Professional Technical employees in Citrus Schools. Together we negotiate with the District for YOUR wages, hours and working conditions. Together we are stronger!
Negotiations for the 2021-22 contract year have been extremely productive and we will be moving tentative agreements to a ratification vote in the month of November. Every instructional staff member and every classified and professional technical support employee will be able to weigh in on the proposed changes and improvements to the contract, so take a moment to review the Tentative Agreements carefully...