Retired teachers live everywhere. We may be your parents or grandparents, aunts or uncles, the neighbor down the block or next door, volunteers at your child’s school or the greeter at your local store.
The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) will honor retired teachers and administrators the first full week of November for the important role they continue to play in our communities. Retired educators volunteer thousands of hours every year right here in San Luis Obispo County, therefore saving tens of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits, religious and spiritual groups, youth activities and even governmental agencies.
My local branch, Division 23, provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors annually . Division 23 also recognizes the out-of-pocket, classroom expenses teachers provide with mini-grants given to eight local, new teachers (setting up a new classroom is expensive).
Retired teachers who live in our area can join a local CalRTA division; check us out at http://www.div23.calrta.org, or call me at 461-8317, and start enjoying our luncheons, special “field trips,” local resource connections, lobbying efforts and the companionship of other educators.