Repairing The World

The MTA Equity Team would like to invite the community to this amazing FREE documentary at the Brendan Theaters.

Oct. 15th @ 2:00 PM

Stories from the tree of life

A documentary film on Pittsburgh’s powerful community response to hate in the aftermath of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history, showing what it means to “stronger than hate.”

MTA Labor Day Art

Grand Prize Winner

Sabrina Toor

10th Grade Student from Modesto High School won $250. Congratulations!

Her poster will be on display in the MTA office.

The MTA Labor Day Art Contest had over 100 participants and awarded 32 students. Sixty-three TK-6 students received Certificates of Participation.

Thank you to all who participated in the art contest.

Purpose: To celebrate and recognize the contributions of organized labor in the United States history by creating posters with images of workers in our neighborhoods, union logos, or the MTA Mission Statement.

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Prep Time

What are preparation times for an elementary teacher?

Elementary preparation periods are weekly at each elementary school site (which includes special education), for grades 1-6 within the following guidelines: [Article IV.G].

Two thirty (30) minute preparation times during the student instructional day for each 1-6 teacher. The regular teacher on preparation time shall not be responsible for or interrupted for purposes of handling student discipline for misconduct occurring during preparation time [Article IV.G.1].

The District will determine when each 1-6 teacher shall have two thirty (30) minute preparation periods and beginning 2016-17, one (1) forty-five (45) minute preparation period each week [Article IV.G.11].

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Preparation Time
Do full day TK/K teachers have prepartion time?

Yes. Full day TK/K teachers shall have the same Preparation Schedule as a full time first grade teacher assigned to the school site [Article IV.O.4].

Do prep providers have prepartion time?

Yes. Prep providers shall have 24 hours of prep time per year scheduled by the District. The prep time shall be scheduled in no less than 30 minute blocks and no more than 1 hour per week. Transitional or natural breaks in a schedule shall not count towards a CLT or prep providers’ prep time [Article IV.G.18].

Do Speech Language Pathologists have prepartion time?

Yes. Speech Language Pathologists will have sixty (60) minutes of preparation time each week. The remaining instructional minutes will be filled with student instruction or assessment. Preparation time may be scheduled on different days of the week and sites [Article IV.H].

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Do 7th-12 grade teachers have prepartion time?

Yes. 7th-12th grade teacher shall have a preparation period equivalent to a student instructional period [Article IV.J-K].

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