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CFT/CFOP Scholarship applications now available!

One of the benefits of being a CFT/CFOP member is eligibility to apply for a CFT/CFOP scholarship for your high school senior. Also, if you are a member of CFOP and are furthering your education, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Read more.....

2014 Guidelines
2014 Student Application
2014 CFOP Member Application

Application Deadline is April 9, 2014. All applications accompanied with required documentation must be sent to the CFT Office, 2055 Reading Rd., Suite 120, 45202



Come One - Come All......

Bring your signs & noise makers, wear your "gear"!
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Have questions you need answered?...Need to speak with a Field Representative... Click below or on the link to read about Help Night (pdf)!

Teacher Town Hall featuring Randi Weingarten, AFT President

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!

Updated TES Timeline, TES Appeals Process, Praxis Reading Test and Third Grade Guarantee information

2013-2014 TES Procedures

TES Timeline 2013-14 (updated)

TES Appeals Process

TES Powerpoint

Praxis Reading Test

Third Grade Guarantee Updates

As always, if you have any questions contact Kendra Phelps, CFT Professional Issues Representative at kphelps@cft-aft.org.

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".

Our new address is:
2055 Reading Rd, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202

CPS 2014-2015 Budget & Staffing Timeline

Click here for important information concerning the Budget & Staffing timeline for 2014-2015 School Year.

New Program for CFT/CFOP Members - CFT/CFOP is pleased to announce a new $3000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit provided at NO-COST through American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL), a 100% Union Label Company that has been serving union members for more than 50 years. Read more

CFOP Members - Clarification on Calamity Days:

To all CFOP clerical personnel, CPS is currently out of calamity days for the 2013-14 school year. Unless otherwise instructed, from this day forward (1.27.14) ALL clerical staff must report to work when schools are closed in order to be paid. If schools are closed, and you can't report to work, make sure you contact your administrator and you may use a personal leave day, annual leave day or compensatory day. This action is for the remaining 2013-14 school year.

See the collective bargaining agreement Article XII, Section 10.

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.


New Snow Procedures -

We have received some calls with concerns around the way the two-hour delay was handled.  We understand the confusion because the new procedure to allow for a cold weather two-hour delay for yellow bus riders was not clearly communicated prior to January 22, 2014.

Everyone should have received an email on January 22nd from Janet Walsh outlining the expectations for staff arrivals.  Under the guidance of the Instructional Leadership Team, it is important that individual teams devise a plan to have staff coverage in the building (during Plan A or B delay) to receive students that arrive at the regular time.

Our hope is that school teams will work together cooperatively to ensure their buildings run smoothly during these difficult weather conditions.  We also hope principals will be understanding that during these times some staff members may experience delays in arriving at the regular start time.  Any certificated staff that is docked for being tardy should contact Don Luckie or Christie Bryant, CFT Field Representatives, and it will be handled on a case by case basis.  



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.
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.

PRE Payments

Please click here to view the names that were approved by the Board of Education(BOE) yesterday to receive a stipend for voluntarily participating in the Performance Review Evaluation in 2011-2012 and/or 2012-2013.  We have been told that these stipends will be paid in a check separate from your regular payroll on December 6, 2013.

Patricia Neal-Miller, Director of Human Resources, is still in the process of verifying the final summary sheets of several individuals. These names are expected to get approved by the BOE on December 9th and a separate check would be issued on December 20th.  If you completed PRE and your name did not go through yesterday’s board minutes, please email Patricia Neal-Miller to confirm the status of verifying your evaluation results.  If you have any questions or concerns after you contact Human Resources, please contact Kendra Phelps at kphelps@cft-aft.org.

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.






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