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CFT Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Where: Thom Moore Laborer's Hall, 3457 Montgomery Rd, 45207
Time: 5:00 pm

Click here to read CFT Flyer with tentative agenda

(There will be a BR Appreciation Dinner immediately following the brief membership meeting)

CFOP Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Where: CFT/CFOP Office, 2055 Reading Rd, Suite 120, 45202
Time: 5:00 pm


Teacher Performance Observations & Appeals

Whether you are undergoing an annual or credentialing evaluation to obtain a continuing contract or
lead teacher credentials, you can take some basic steps to ensure that you receive an evaluation that accurately reflects your teaching practices.

Read more here.





Click here for CFT 2014-2015 Perfomance (salary schedule)

CFT Membership Meeting Dates...Mark Your Calendar!

All Meetings are held at the Thom Moore Laborers Hall at 3457 Montgomery Rd. in Walnut Hills.

BR Briefing: 5:00 pm
Membership Mtg: 5:30 pm

September 10, 2014
(tentative agenda)
October 8, 2014
(tentative agenda)
November 12, 2014
December 10, 2014* if needed
January 14, 2015
February 11, 2015
March 11, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 13, 2015

Time Sensitive Updates on Required Blackboard Courses and Professional Development Opportunities

Please review the information in the links below for clarification on required Blackboard Courses as well as upcoming professional development opportunities!  If you have any questions, contact Kendra Phelps at kphelps@cft-aft.org.  

Blackboard Courses

Meet Grade 3 Requirements through PD @ Mayerson

Summer Professional Development opportunity...
Engineering as a Context to Engage Students in Math & Science




Summer Professional Development Opportunity!

Deadline January 16, 2015

CFT Help Night Returns for 2014-2015 School Year....

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CFT/CFOP T-shirts are available!

WEAR BLUE on Thursdays...get your CFT/CFOP T-shirt for $12.00 (and up for larger sizes)....Contact your Building Representative or the CFT Office at 513-961-2272 if you are interested.
REMINDER TO ALL SUBSTITUTES (Daily & Long Term) - All substitutes return to "Fair Share" status at the end of every school year. If you are classified as a substitute (daily or long term) with the Board of Education, you must fill our a green membership card every school year to return to full member status. Contact the CFT/CFOP Office at 513-961-2272 or email cft@cft-aft.org for a membership card.

Personal Email Addresses - If you change your personal email address, please don't forget to notify the CFT/ACPSOP office. Click here to send new address.



C.O.P.E Means Clout!...and a nice sweatshirt!

Make a voluntary deduction of $3.00/paycheck and receive a CFT/CFOP Sweatshirt.

Why should I join C.O.P.E? Click here to read all the reasons to donate to our C.O.P.E fund!

Cincinnati Teachers and Office Staff Ratify New Contracts With Public Schools.....

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers announced this evening that teachers and support staff voted to ratify new contracts with the Cincinnati Public Schools. The agreement with teachers includes a reduction in non-state mandated testing to increase instructional time for students, greater collaboration to meet the needs of students with disabilities, a salary increase to become more competitive with the other Hamilton County school districts so that we can recruit, retain and promote the very best teachers and a commitment to co-design a revamped teacher development and evaluation process..........

The contracts were ratified with record numbers: CFT passed with 95% of the votes and CFOP was passed with 97% of the votes. A formal signing of the new contracts will be scheduled during the next two weeks.

Click here to read entire press release.

District Email - Just a reminder - every email that you send or receive on the district's network is kept on file as a public document for seven years. Please use caution whenever you send an email using GroupWise and never send an email that you would not want published on the front page of the paper. Evenif you delete and email, empty the trash; it is still on the server. Also, if you open your private email account using the district server the district can view your account while it is open.


It's time to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education through the "Principles that Unite Us".

Our public schools represent our nations's commitment to helping all children dream their dreams and achieve them. A high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral iperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized.

Click here to read the "Principles that Unite Us".

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE Contract Action and Response Team on a great Membership Mobilization Campaign...Click the link to view a video of the year in review...

CFT/CFOP CART team a year in review

SLO FAQ's - Please click here to view the newly developed Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Student Learning Objectives (SLO). SLO's are due to evaluating administrators by November 8th 2013. If you have any additional questions or concerns with the completion or submission of your SLO, please email Winona Oliver (oliverw@cps-k12.org) or Mary Auer (auermar@cps-k12.org), who are SLO trainers for CPS.












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