Phone: 845-356-4333
East Ramapo Teachers Association
Rep Council


ERTA’s Representative Council is the legislative branch of the Teachers’ Association. It is comprised of the Association officers, the delegates to the NEA and NYSUT Delegate Assemblies and the Building Reps, who are the elected representatives of each building. The Building Rep is the heart and soul of our Association. They bringing to Rep Council the viewpoints and wishes of their building members, and keep members informed of the actions taken by the Rep Council.  The Building Rep enables ERTA to be responsive to the needs of our members.

Participating in the monthly Representative Council meetings is just part of the Building Reps job. Within the building a Rep plays an important role in the functioning of the school and the Association. In most buildings the Reps hold liaison meetings with the Principal and other administrators on a regular basis. These meetings provide opportunities for discussion and solving of building problems before they escalate, and they provide the administrators with an awareness of the concerns of the staff.

Reps are available to confer with individual teachers on status and ethics issues as well as contractual violations. They act as mentors, helping new teachers "learn the ropes" and provide a confidential and supportive person with whom to discuss professional questions, problems and ideas. Reps often help teachers interpret and respond to observation or evaluation reports and advise teachers on how to handle personal and procedural matters. Teacher members of CPB committees and other committees are selected based on recommendations by the Building Reps. Reps also conduct polls, elections, referenda and assist the Chief Building Rep in collecting for various fund raising and enrolling new members. Reps are responsible for establishing the communications network that ERTA uses for political action in times of crisis.

Any ERTA member may be elected a Building Rep. Schools are entitled to one Rep for every 12 ERTA members in the school building, with a minimum number of two Reps per school. Also, there should be one Alternate for every two Reps. An Alternate fills the position of a Rep who cannot attend a meeting. The term of office for Reps and Alternates is two years, with half of each building’s contingency elected each year. Elections are held in May or June when possible, with new terms starting the following September. In the event of a vacancy, The Chief Building Rep holds a special election to fill the position. .

Regular Rep Council meetings are held monthly. All ERTA members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Minutes of the Rep Council Meetings can be found on the MINUTEs page of the website.

Feb 24, 2021
The February Rep Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 202 at 4:15 via Zoom.
Download: Rep Council Minutes 1_20_21.docx.pdf , Treasurer's Report , Feb 2021.pdf , BOX SCORE 02-24-21.pdf

Jan 18, 2021
The January Rep Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:15 via Zoom.
Download: Rep Council Minutes - December 2020.pdf , ProfitandLoss (3).pdf , BOX SCORE 01-20-21.pdf

Dec 13, 2020
The December Rep Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:15 via Zoom.
Download: Grievance Box Score.pdf , ProfitandLoss (1).pdf , Rep council Meeting Nov 2020.pdf

Nov 15, 2020
The November Rep Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm via Zoom.
Download: Rep Council Meeting Oct 2020.pdf , Profit and Loss Report.pdf , BOX SCORE 11-18-20.pdf

Sep 28, 2020
The September Rep Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm via Zoom.
Download: Rep Council Minutes April 29 2020.pdf , treasurers report Sept 2020.pdf , YTD budget 04_2020 thru 08_2020.pdf , Grievance BOX SCORE 09-30-20.pdf

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Contact Info
East Ramapo Teachers Association
80 Red Schoolhouse Road -Suite 102
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

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