Volunteer for fall election
MTEA's fall election activities are in full swing! Click below to volunteer for upcoming activities:
Click here for additional volunteer opportunities.
Important info for Medicare-eligible retirees
Over the course of August and September, MTEA staff and leaders, along with leaders from the other MPS unions, met with the district regarding modifications to the active and retiree health care plans.
As a result of our talks, all Medicare-eligible retirees will move to a plan called Medicare Advantage as of January 1, 2015. This plan is a win for retirees because:
There is no deductible
Policyholders will get larger reimbursements in Medicare Part B
Paperwork is simplified and streamlined
MTEA will hold information sessions for Medicare-eligible retirees who want to learn more. Click here to register.
Principal survey can be viewed at MTEA office
This year's principal survey results are available for our members to review. To review the results, come to the MTEA between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to allow enough time to view). No copies or photos of the results may be taken, but you are free to review them at the office.
Stop Privatization; Stop Schools That Can
Schools that Can-Milwaukee has encouraged the growth and expansion of private charter and voucher schools in Milwaukee such as Rocketship and St. Marcus. Voucher and private charter schools have a negative financial impact on MPS of approximately $66 million each year.
MTEA leaders are circulating a petition asking the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to establish a policy prohibiting MPS schools from affiliating with Schools That Can-Milwaukee – until and unless the organization stops promoting private voucher and charter schools.
Click here to view and print the petition; please ask members of your school community to sign. Return signed petitions to the MTEA office, 5130 W. Vliet St.
Nominate a colleague for the Sid Hatch Outstanding School Leader Award
Each month the MTEA recognizes one Building Representative and one EA Chair for being an outstanding school leader. Nominate a colleague here.
MTEA Press Center
Legislators, Communities Right to Question Plans for Voucher Expansion
The following statement can be attributed to Bob Peterson, President of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association:
“Milwaukee Public Schools, along with many other districts statewide, suffered devastating budget cuts during Walker’s last budget, and his proposed 2013-15 budget offers no additional funding to our students.