November 1-15: DCTA Deduction Opt-Out Window
Denver Public Schools (DPS) teachers and other education employees may join the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) or any other membership organization at any time. However, employees who currently have membership dues deducted to the DCTA (and by extension, CEA and NEA) may only cancel the automatic deduction between November 1 and November 15.
This policy is set by the terms of the negotiated master agreement between DPS and DCTA (PDF) – from Article 23:
At any time, employees in the bargaining unit wishing to become members of the Association may authorize such deduction by filing with the District through the office of the Association, a signed and dated Denver Classroom Teachers Association Salary Deduction Authorization Form authorizing the District to deduct from their monthly earnings and to remit to the Treasurer of the Association, an amount equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the dues required for membership in the organization or organizations specified in Article 23-2 above.
Such form shall include a waiver of all right and claim against the Board, the District, and the officers and agents thereof, for moneys deducted and remitted in accordance with said authorization; and an agreement that such deductions and remittances shall continue from year to year, as so authorized, unless teachers notify the District through the Association office and on an appropriate form, that they desire to discontinue or to change such authorization. It will be possible to revoke the dues deductions only during November 1 through November 15 of each school year. Only Association revocation forms will be honored by the District. Once a revocation form has been signed and properly processed, no further action is necessary on the part of the employee to terminate deduction of the membership dues. [emphasis added]
Denver teachers and other employees who wish to sign up or to revoke membership may obtain the appropriate form by contacting DCTA at:
Office Phone: 303-831-0590
Office Email: DCTA@nea.org
Below is contact information for Colorado public school employees’ other membership options (click on any email link to send):
- Professional Association of Colorado Educators (Phone: 720-895-1980; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- American Federation of Teachers, Local 858 (Phone: 303-698-9150; Email: email@example.com)
- Christian Educators Association International (Phone: 888-798-1124; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Teachers Legal Coverage (Phone: 303-766-1942; Email: email@example.com)