TRTA has suspended in-person meetings for the remainder of 2020 due to safety risks from the coronavirus. We will be holding monthly meetings beginning 

September 8, 2020 (virtually via Zoom). Look for more information about our first meeting and the link to join the virtual meeting.



YRSEA is proud to include retired school employees from throughout the Greater El Paso Area. Members and their guests from Ysleta, Socorro and other Texas school districts are welcome.

Become a member of YRSEA....

Dues are: $50 which includes TRTA State Dues and YRSEA Local Dues.

YRSEA Membership Form




Allen and Patsy Reaves Scholarship Applications are now being accepted. The applicant must meet these qualifications:

1. Graduate of high school in YISD or SISD or currently an employee in the YISD or SISD.

2. Currently a Junior or Senior at UTEP with 60 or more credit hours.

3. Currently pursing a college Teacher Certification degree or Alternative Education Certification.

Click on the link below to open or download the application form. Deadline is June 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Application Form for Allen and Patsy Reaves Scholarship

Last Updated: April 14, 2020



Throughout the 2019 Legislative Session, we have posted the latest information regarding legislation that impacts retired educators. With the end of the Session on May 26th, we can report that all of the emails, phone calls, visits, and letters have paid off! With the passage of Senate Bill 500 (the supplemental budget) and Senate Bill 12 (the Retired Teachers' Security Act), we can rejoice that the TRS Pension fund will be actuarially sound. Those retirees who retired by December 31, 2018, received a one time 13th check not to exceed $2000. With the actuarial soundness of the pension fund, we can look forward to cost of living adjustments in the near future.



We had a total Volunteer Hours for 2018 of 61,027 hours. That equates to $1,506,756.63 using the rate of $24.69 per hour. Way to go YRSEA!!!!  

We are at the end of our time for collecting hours for 2019. Please be sure to turn in your hours to Paul Haupt, Chairman of Community Volunteers. We are hoping to surpass our volunteer hours from 2018!

Check out some Benefits of Volunteering.

Hall of Fame 2019-2020 

Hall of Fame nominees were accepted in February. Due to the cancellation of monthly meetings, the Hall of Fame recipient(s) have not been honored yet. At our next monthly meeting, we will recognize our new recipients.


Hall of Fame Recipient


Paul Haupt

Paul Haupt

Paul & Carole Haupt

Jean McDaniel, Chairman Hall of Fame

Congratulations Paul Haupt for all of your service to YISD and YRSEA!!!!

Scholarship Recipients 2019

Each year, Ysleta Retired School Employees Association awards 2-3 scholarships to aspiring educators who are classified as a junior or senior at UTEP. In 2019, we awarded three scholarships valued at $2500 each. 

Erika Martinez

Sheila Ornelas-Perez

Azalia Portio


Contact Phone Numbers:

TRTA Contact Your Legislator Hotline: 1-888-674-3788
TRTA Legislative Update Line: 1-877-880-1651
TRTA Toll Free Office Number: 1-800-880-1650
AMBA (TRTA Insurance and Discounts): 1-800-258-7041
Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS): 1-800-223-8778
TRS Health and Insurance Benefits: 1-888-237-6762