Letter from HFT President Carol Gale to Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:12 PM Subject: HPS COVID status Dear Leslie, I am concerned with the significant increase in COVID cases experienced by the Hartford Public Schools last week. We had 18 positive COVID cases in 15 different buildings. That means more than one-third of our schools were affected. This spike in …

Letter from HFT President Carol Gale to Chief of Schools Evette Avila

Date: October 27, 2020 Time: 12:31pm Hi Evette, We spoke previously about allowing teachers to work remotely on their next PD day which is November 3. Our discussions centered around the hybrid plan, which we have not yet implemented. Therefore, I ask that this option be provided regardless of what plan we are under. I offer …

HFT Sponsors Connecticut Science Center Programs for Hartford Students

There are several opportunities to book grant-funded student programs with the Connecticut Science Center, at no cost to Hartford Public Schools.  These programs are provided with support from your Hartford Federation of Teachers. All student programs for Grades K-12 are eligible. This includes our new NGSS-aligned Virtual Programs and our Virtual STEM Career Showcases for older students. These programs are designed to accommodate …

HFT Advocates for Transparency Regarding COVID-19

The HFT met with Mayor Luke Bronin and took the opportunity to request transparency regarding the number of COVID cases in our city schools and how many persons were quarantined as a result. We believe this data provides useful information to our Hartford families and staff. We are pleased to see that this data is …

AFT Connecticut Survey on your “Back To School Experience.”

Take The Survey Now that the 2020-21 school year is underway, AFT Connecticut is preparing a current assessment of union members’ risk factor concerns about exposure to COVID-19. To do that effectively, we need your assistance. Please click the button below and share your concerns with AFT Connecticut as we move forward in solidarity to …

Teachers’ Pre-Retirement Webinar

Make sure you’re making the right choices! Come understand your retirement plan! Presented by Egidio Assante Lennon Wealth Management, LLC CT’s Trusted Speakers on Teachers’ Retirement 20 Realty Drive Cheshire, CT 06410 Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4pm Webinar Link to …

Welcome Back!

Here is a message from HFT President Carol Gale. September 8, 2020, begins a school year that promises to be like no other. We’re certainly in this together. We want to know the triumphs and the concerns, and regardless of what happens, we got your back! Best wishes for a rewarding year.