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Executive Director testifies against HB 1463

Posted by: Tom Mellish, IRTA Executive Director  | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tom Mellish, executive director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, testified to the House Employment, Labor and Pension Committee on House Bill 1463 - which includes plans for a Defined Contribution Option retirement plan for future teachers. IRTA is opposed to the provisions of this bill. Here are his comments to the committee on February 14,

Call to Action: Opposition to HB 1463

Posted by: Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA  | Friday, February 10, 2017

We oppose DC Plans on many levels, but our main concern for future educators is that they will not have a secure or stable retirement if they have only a Defined Contribution Plan. 401K Plans were never meant to be a full retirement vehicle, it was designed to be supplemental savings tool.

Exclusive winter savings on hotels for IRTA members

Posted by: Indiana Retired Teachers Association  | Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association has with HotelStorm to provide members the best deals on hotels, up to 55 percent off.

Superintendent candidates to appear at ICPE meeting

Posted by: Indiana Retired Teachers Association  | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Indiana Coalition for Public Education invites all members and friends of public education to our first fall meeting on August 27.

Meet and Greet with governor canceled

Posted by: Tom Mellish, IRTA Executive Director  | Monday, August 1, 2016

IRTA attempted to reschedule a meeting with Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, the Republican candidate for governor. However, he was unable to do so because of his schedule.

Proctors sought for grade school assessments

Posted by: National Assessment of Educational Progress  | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The National Assessment of Educational Progress seeks motivated individuals to proctor assessment sessions with 4th and 8th Grade students in schools.

Heritage project sharing stories of Hoosier educators

Posted by: Indiana Association of Public School Superientendents  | Friday, June 24, 2016

In conjunction with Indiana's Bicentennial celebration, the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) is honoring educators through the Heritage Educators program.

2016 Legislative Update - Call to Action

Posted by: Tom Mellish, IRTA Executive Director  | Saturday, February 20, 2016

Please email your State Senators immediately and ask them to oppose HB 1004 and support HB 1161!

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