Our local chapters carry out our mission of volunteering for communities and advancing local education initiatives.
The IRTA is asking members to rally membership against HB 1463 “Defined Contribution Option Plan”, which passed out of the Senate Labor and Pension Committee with a vote of 6-3 party line vote.
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Please email your State Senators immediately and ask them to oppose HB 1004 and support HB 1161!
Tom Mellish, executive director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, testified to the House Employment, Labor and Pension Committee on House Bill 1463
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.
An Active Teacher Grant is helping Dubois County middle school students with a reading program that features 20 Young Hoosier books.
Comer’s classes helped plan and renovate the children’s room at the New Directions Domestic Violence Shelter in their Decatur County. Their goal was to create a more positive experience during a bad one.
Every year in the fall, the Indiana Coalition for Public Education invites all ICPE members and friends of public education to meetings throughout the state.