Riverside County Office Teachers Association

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Who do we serve? RCOTA proudly serves students throughout Riverside County. We serve students in Special Education, Alternative Education, Career and Technical Education, Pre-school, Head Start, Migrant Head Start, and Migrant Education programs. Included in our unit are Speech Pathologists, Nurses, Visual Itinerant Teachers, Audiologists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teachers, Specialists for Orientation and Mobility, Orthopedic Impairment, and Autism all serving students throughout Riverside County.

What do we believe? We believe that all students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character. We believe that public education is vital to build respect, dignity, and equality of every individual so that they feel they can reach the gateway to opportunity. We believe that individuals are strengthened when they advocate collectively and collaborate professionally. We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to a quality public education and student success. 

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President's Message

Welcome back! For most of us, the school year begins this month. Once again, this is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year. RCOTA would like to encourage all of our members to keep abreast of all continuing activities by attending our upcoming meetings, our website, and publications.

Currently, RCOTA will still be able to make announcements to members using the RCOE Outlook site. Please make sure you have your membership cards. If you are in question as to why you don’t have your membership card, please double check with Membership chair, Maria Haro. You should check your pay warrant to make sure you are a member. See ad “Membership Status” for details on how to verify your status. If you are not a member, contact Maria Haro or stop by the RCOTA table at any program kick offs to apply. If you have been newly hired by RCOE (less than 120 days) please look into your benefits package and see the CTA’s endorsed disability and life coverage. It’s a great coverage and a great rate. Current members remember open enrollment and change windows are around the corner as well.

Our Fall General Membership meeting for South County has been set for October 14th at 5p.m. at Russo's in Banning. Vendors will be present and always door prizes to be given away. We hope to see you. It is already shaping up to be a busy year. So please, take advantage of what your membership can do for you and make the most of your membership.

J. Lionel Castro
President, R.C.O.T. A.

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