Freestone County Retired Teachers Association

Thu
11
Oct

TRTA director speaks

A bleak picture was painted earlier this month when the executive director of Texas Retired Teachers Association spoke in Fairfield regarding public school employees and the upcoming election. Tim Lee said at the Oct. 2 meeting that there is no plan at this time to address the short fall due to the lowering of the assumption rate as it was voted on this past summer. The consequence of this action for active teachers is that they will continue to contribute to a system that might not have funds for their own retirement. Lee also said currently retired teachers should not expect a cost-of-living raise for the next 50 or up to 100 years. The teachers have not received a cost-of-living raise in the last 15 years.

Wed
01
Aug

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
01
Aug

FCRTA social planned

It’s back to school season for area students, but not retired school employees and they are hosting an evening out on the town to celebrate. Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is inviting all retired school employees and a guest to a social/reunion at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Los Ranchos in Fairfield. FCTRA has reserved the meeting room; tea or water and light food will be provided. Guests are welcome to buy their favorite socializing beverage from the bar or stay and have dinner with friends. Invited are retired friends and colleagues from Fairfield, Teague, Dew, and Wortham ISD’s. Come and visit with those you spent so much time with back in the day. Renew friendships or meet new people.

Wed
02
May

FCRTA seeks help for rally

Pro Public Education signs are for sale now. Contact Alicia Smith at als75840@yahoo.com or call 903-388-0950.

Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is hoping to gather a group of individuals to share the cost of a bus as they ready for the upcoming Celebration of Public Education slated for 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Houston. Retired teacher and FCRTA member Alicia Smith is planning to fill a bus with anyone willing to stand up for the appropriate funding for 5.4 million public school children.

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Wed
31
Jan

Candidates slated to speak at Monday night forum

Twenty-one candidates are slated to speak at a forum sponsored by the Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA). The group has planned a chili supper to be at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 6 p.m. forum on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Fairfield High School cafeteria, 631 Post Oak Road in Fairfield. Candidates slated to speak are:

 

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Wed
06
Sep

Events planned by county TRTA

Freestone County Retired Teachers are hosting two events this month for area retirees. The first event is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Waco at the service center. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting to learn what is going on in Texas for retired teachers. Vicki Truitt, TRTA lobbyist, will speak on the recent legislative issues. Keynote speakers are LeRoy DeHaven, TRTA 2nd vice president, and Ray Spivey, of TRS. A lunch will be served at this event; cost is $7. Participants are asked to give their money to Treasurer Mary Lee for the lunch by Monday, Sept. 11. For more information or to carpool to the event, email Freestone County President Donna Senter at donnasmithsenter@yahoo.com. The monthly meeting of Freestone County Retired Teachers is slated for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Navarro College Fairfield campus at the corner of U.S. 84 and Post Oak.

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