If our state retirees want to avoid scrutiny and possible future cuts, we as individuals and as an organization need to encourage our state legislature to develop a comprehensive plan for budget and tax reform at their earliest opportunity. No one wants to pay more taxes, but the recommendations that have been made would actually provide for a tax system that is broad based where everyone is paying their fair share. -Rodney Watson, LRTA Executive Director
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2023 SBRTA Retiree of the Year.
Collecting school supplies for school children is a great, yet easy way for us to give back to our community. SBRTA's program asks you to bring any type of school supplies to any of our SBRTA meetings. The supplies would be stored until distribution to a designed school. Items like pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, paint brushes, washable paint, construction paper, pipe cleaners, wide-lined spiral notebooks, glue, pocket folders, and inexpensive calculators are always needed.
Active Members-$30 annually
Associate Members-$12 annually
LRTA Lifetime Members-$600 one-time payment
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SBRTA Meeting Registration
Event: March 31, 2023
Place: Docville Farm, Meraux
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Entree': Fried fish, shrimp, fries, salad, dessert
Price: $22/members; $24 non-members
If you would like to attend the upcoming meeting, call Paul or text 504-301-7194 to let him know how many attending. You can pay at the door.
Be Informed! Stay Connected! Get Involved!
Membership in SBRTA and LRTA is open to any teacher, support person, administrator, retired from the public schools, state and municipal colleges and universities of Louisiana; any teacher or administrator retired in any other state but living in Louisiana; any spouse who becomes a benefit recipient of State Teachers Retirement System; and any person in Louisiana interested in education and the issues of retirees.
There are many benefits to joining the organization. Our state and local organization:
Works exclusively for St. Bernard and Louisiana’s retired teachers and support personnel
Represents Louisiana’s retired teachers at the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana committee and board meetings, at Louisiana’s Legislative meetings, and in Washington D.C.
Monitors and tracks all legislation affecting retired teachers
Assists with leadership training at district area and state levels
Publishes a monthly newsletter to keep members apprised of the latest news
Updates social media networks to keep members informed in real time
Provides this website and the LRTA website, www.lrta.net, with timely and relevant information
Through LRTA’s partnership with the Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA), members also receive additional benefits including:
Travel packages, medical air transport, hotel and rental car discounts
Low long distances rates, Internet and computer training rates
Long-term care plans for members and families
Discounted hearing and vision services
Affordable auto, home, life, and health care insurance plans (Medicare supplement, annuity, cancer treatment)
Identity theft protection plan
Pet insurance (coming soon)
Purposes of Our Organization
Promote the social, professional, and economic status of retired and active school employees
Works in cooperation with the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association (LRTA, the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL), and with other groups in matters of interest to retired school employees, active school personnel, and parish and state public schools
Educates and influences legislators on matters of importance to members and active educators
Goals of Our Organization
Our goals are to
Increase our membership size
Increase fellowship and involvement of members
Provide an organization framework through which retired educators and support personnel can continue a life of service to fellow members, their active colleagues, and their communities
Elevate the status of retirees
Increase awareness and influence on important issues impacting retirees and public education.
Values of Our Organization
Our organizational values are to
Serve members and the association
Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and transparency in our leadership
Have respect for diversity of people and ideas