2022 MTA Scholarships


The Jon Walther Scholarship is for students who are pursuing a career in education. One student is selected from each of our high schools. Jon Walther spent most of his career in education teaching English at Downey High School. He also served as President of the Modesto Teachers Association. After his death, MTA named the scholarship they had established in his honor.

The Cecil Curfman Scholarship is awarded to sons and daughters of CTA members who demonstrate academic excellence during their high school career. The top six applicants are awarded the scholarships. Cecil Curfman was a long-time social science teacher at La Loma Junior High School. In recognition of Mr. Curfman’s service to the teaching profession, the Modesto Teachers Association established a scholarship in his honor.

The Frank Vandervort Scholarship is granted to one deserving student whose parent has actively participated in the MTA. Frank Vandervort served as the MTA Executive Director for 15 years, from 1991-2006, after serving as President for 8 years, from 1983-1991. Frank provided valuable leadership to the MTA Negotiations Team and the other committees for many years. Before he was MTA Executive Director, Frank was a math teacher at Davis High School, and when computers first started being taught, he began the first ROP computer programming classes at several MCS high schools; as well, he helped maintain the first computer system for Modesto City Schools and the Modesto Teachers Association. He passed away in June of 2016.


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To be eligible for cash-in-lieu, employees must provide proof of coverage of other minimum essential coverage. Employees hired after 7/1/2020 are not eligible for cash-in-lieu (see acceptable proof).


In order to receive cash-in-lieu payment effective January 1, 2022, I understand that this completed form and proof of coverage must be received no later than October 29, 2021. There will be no retroactive payment for late submissions.

  • Cash-in-Lieu must be submitted online (sample) via Informed K12.

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General Membership meeting will be on Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30 PM via Zoom and will be followed by a vote using the platform. We will send out the link to the Zoom meeting next Tuesday, March 15th, and the vote on the TA will be sent to you in a separate email. The vote will begin Wednesday, March 16th to 4:00 PM. The voting window will be open for 24 hours.

Tentative Agreement Ratification

At the MCS Board meeting (9/13/21), the Board passed the TA with a unanimous vote of 7-0. This ratified Tentative Agreement is now a part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Modesto City Schools and the Modesto Teachers Association.

Thank you to the many who participated in our General Membership meeting and who voted on the Tentative Agreement

The TA Ratification results passed with a vote of:

 YES -- 514 (93%)

 NO -- 38 (7%)
MOU: Independent Study Plan

This vote gives the Association the ability to enforce the elements of the agreement, as well as confirming the additional 4.5% of compensation on the salary schedule for the 2021-22 school year only (the additional amount will be taken back off the salary schedule for the 2022-23 school year).

Thank you to the many who participated in our Town Hall and who voted on the Independent Study Memorandum of Understanding.

 YES -- 411 (94%)

 NO -- 25 (6%)
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