There is no doubt that more than ever before, our members rely on the internet to get information. We want to make our site as useful and informative as possible. The Kenmore Teachers Association (KTA) is a vibrant and responsive organization that focuses on its purpose as outlined in our KTA Constitution:
To work for the well being of the school children, the advancement of education, and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all.
To develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies and standards of preparation and participation as marked by the teaching profession.
To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession.
We hope our emerging Website will help reflect our purpose and goals.
If you have any suggestions or comments feel free to contact the webmaster at: KenmoreTAwebmaster@gmail.com
If you would like to contact our office, please email us at: KTA2768@gmail.com
In Solidarity, Peter Stuhlmiller President Kenmore Teachers Association
About the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District and the KTA
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, known locally as Ken-Ton, includes the Village of Kenmore and the vast majority of the Town of Tonawanda. It has a community population of approximately 78,000 people and a student population that serves over 8,400 students. Ken-Ton is one of the largest in New York State and has continued to earn its reputation for academic excellence. The district is known for its large number of state and national recognition awards and ranks among the most progressive school districts in the nation. It has a long-standing reputation for excellence stemming from a conscientious and dedicated Board of Education, active community interest, strong parental support, and a staff committed to high educational ideals. There are 13 schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, two high schools, three middle schools and eight elementary schools. Each school elects a Senior Building Rep as well as Building Reps (each building is allotted one Rep for every 10 full time equivalent teachers in the building) who attend the Representative Assembly meetings every other month (see the CALENDAR for dates).
The Kenmore Teachers Association also includes 459 teacher retirees who devoted their careers to educating our Ken-Ton students. Many of our retirees were active in our KTA as well. Annual dues of $10 keep our retirees enrolled in the KTA, NYSUT, and AFT. In fact, our retirees contribute over $8,000 annually to VOTE/COPE. We update retirees annually on our local political action efforts and invite interested members to participate in our action activities. We also send out our on-line newsletter to interested retirees. Bev Kenline-Blette, a retired Physical Education teacher from Kenmore West, represents our retirees at our Representative Assembly. Find out more about retiree issues at http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/retirement.htm.