Ugly Holiday Attire Contests

Enter to win!

It’s that time of year again! Submit your photos on our MTA Facebook Ugly Holiday Attire post.

Locate the MTA Facebook page and Ugly Holiday Attire Contests post. There are two categories: Ugly Holiday Sweaters and Ugly Holiday Attire.

Take a photo wearing your ugly sweater or attire and post it in the comment section of the post. Include your school site and how many years you’ve been an MTA member. Post as many photos as you want.

Winners will be announced on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 13th.


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Thinking of Retirement?

MCS Certificated Staff,

Modesto City Schools offers a certificated staff Early Notification Incentive. The District will make a one-time payment of $2,500 to a permanent certificated employee, that by the first Friday in December, submits an irrevocable letter of resignation that is effective at the end of the current school year.

Should you plan to resign/retire from MCS at the end of this school year, you are encouraged to submit your MCS-6 Notice of Separation form by Friday, December 2, 2022 to be eligible for the $2,500 one-time payment (per the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement).

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Sara Gil

Senior Director, Human Resources

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Ugly Holiday Attire Contests

Enter to win!
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  • 1st Place: $100
  • 2nd Place: $75
  • 3rd Place: $50
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2022-2023 CTA University Credit Program

CTA members will have the opportunity to earn up to six university units paid for the CTA based on your attendance at an in-person CTA weekend conference and/or by streaming continuing education courses through the CTA Virtual Pass to Online Learning.

Reminder: To receive college credit, you MUST receive approval from your site admin at least 2 weeks prior to the course AND complete an MCS Course Approval for Salary Advancement form.

Earning units is easy and your membership includes up to six units for the 2022-23 program. Learn more about the CTA University Credit Program and our accredited provider CSU, Chico at Check out upcoming in-person conferences at

CTA Scholarships

Learn more about CTA scholarships and grants available to members and their dependents.

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Bulletin Board Competition

Who can create the best area on their campus to shar important Association news? CTA material was provided at the RA to assist the process. Hard copies are available at the MTA Office or download them and print.

Once your site Bulletin Board is complete please post an image on MTA Facebook page. Click to view sample Bulleting Boards.

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Have you or a member of your community made a positive impact on public education? Has your involvement (or your colleagues’ involvement) in local politics or human & civil rights made a difference? CTA recognizes educators and members of the community who promote quality public education, and impact their students and community.

Educational scholarship grants offer financial support to CTA members and their dependents throughout the academic year.

Human Rights Awards

CTA Human Rights Awards

These awards honor those whose work has promoted the development of programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights and social justice issues within CTA.

  • African American Human Rights Award in honor of Lois Tinson
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award in honor of Jim Clark
  • César Chávez “Sí Se Puede” Human Rights Award
  • Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award
  • Human Rights Award for LGBTQ+ Advocacy in honor of Nancy Bailey
  • Human Rights Award for Women’s Advocacy
  • CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award
  • Students with Exceptional Needs Human Rights Award