Welcome Back – A Letter from the President

I hope you have had a relaxing summer and are ready to start the new school year! This summer has been a quiet summer for the STA, however we continue to support the larger issues that affect all of our colleagues as highlighted by the MTA.  I will be keeping you abreast of these issues through our monthly meetings, email communication, the STA website and 10-minute building meetings.

You can find the list of our STA Leadership by clicking “STA Leadership” at the top of this page. Please do not hesitate to bring any issues or concerns to your building reps. I also encourage you to attend our STA meetings. They are held monthly and the location rotates to all of our buildings. You can find a listing of this year’s meetings by clicking “Meetings” at the top of this page.

We will have our first meeting on Monday August 29, at 7:30am in the Central Middle School Cafeteria. This will be followed by a welcome back breakfast and the opening day meeting with the superintendent.

I hope to see you all at the meeting! Enjoy your remaining vacation!


Donna M. Lazar

Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting will be held at the High School on Monday 5/16 at 3:15 PM.  President Donna Lazar will highlight what the STA has accomplished this past year and we will also be electing a new leadership slate for 2016-2017. All e-board members and building reps must attend!  ALL STA members are welcome!  CLICK HERE to view the meeting agenda and the proposed slate.

URGENT: MTA SEI Endorsement and RETELL Advisory

Based on data from last school year, the DESE recently sent a letter by registered mail to core academic teachers (CATs) who were assigned ELLs during their district’s cohort training window, but have NOT yet obtained the SEI Endorsement or enrolled in an SEI Endorsement course.

Since updated information for this school year will not be available until after the spring SEI Endorsement course registration deadline of Jan.15, the DESE will NOT have information for those CATs who were assigned ELLs for the first time during this school year.

Click HERE to read the full MTA SEI Endorsement and RETELL Advisory!