Oct 18

New Benefits Exclusively for CTA Members

CTA is always looking for ways to enhance their member benefits. CTA understands the emotional and financial burden members may experience due to outstanding student loans or being out of work on a disability claim due to a Cancer diagnosis. That’s why CTA created and is providing the Student Loan Benefit and Cancer Benefit for CTA members. These benefits will be available at no additional cost to Members enrolled in the CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability Insurance plans from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard). MORE

Oct 17

California Casualty’s $7,500 School Lounge Makeover is Back for CTA Members!

Is the lounge at your school less than inspiring – dull, drab and a place to avoid? If so, California Casualty wants to turn that ordinary lounge into something extraordinary with a $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®. You deserve a relaxing space where instructors and staff can take time to relax, recharge and share with your colleagues. Don’t just dream about a refurbished lounge for your school; enter for a $7,500 School Lounge Makeover from California Casualty at www.NewSchoolLounge.com/CTA.

See how previous School Lounge Makeovers have transformed these California schools: Warner Middle School in Westminster, Gilbert High School in Anaheim and Madrid Middle School in El Monte, at https://mycalcas.com/2018caslm/

Oct 17


 When important decisions that impact California classrooms are made, California educators should be part of the discussion. That’s why more and more educators are showing up on the ballot in local elections. Want to meet some of them? Here’s an advanced peek of the California Educator where we hear from our educators/candidates, follow local chapters that are mobilized for a victory in November and take a closer look at the two candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.


If you know someone who hasn’t made up their mind about the SPI race:

Oct 16

October Educator of the week Marja Santos

Why are you an educator?

I am an educator because I have always wanted to help children that need extra support.  In high school I was an off campus TA and worked at an elementary school mentoring children with emotional needs.  This began my adventure into special education and my journey working with children with behavioral and emotional needs.

What do you enjoy most about your career?

I love that everyday is an adventure with my students, you never know what to expect.  I am so proud when they share their accomplishments with me, it is wonderful to watch them grow and realize how amazing they are.

What do you do in your spare/free time?

I love sharing my spare time with my husband and son.  We love being outdoors enjoying the fresh air especially while hiking or biking.  My favorite new past time is watching my son on his new adventure in BMX racing!

What does being a member of the Vacaville Teachers Association mean to you?

Being a member of VTA means always having the support of others who understand our field.


Oct 14

Bargaining update #1

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