Texas Retired Teachers Association


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.


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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